Special Events Monthly

Summer Concert Series 

The 2017 Summer Concert Series line-up has been announced! The series will feature free outdoor concerts in Fremont & Kelly Parks from June-August. Enjoy Beatles and Steely Dan tributes, Top 40 & Retro Dance, World Fusion, Jazz, Cajun, Classic Rock, Latin, Reggae and Salsa music! The complete listing of bands, dates, times and location can be found on the Special Events webpage. Mark your calendars!



Menlowe Ballet presents FLORAISON

There is still time to get tickets to Menlowe Ballet's FLORAISON on April 29-30, 2017 at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center. FLORAISON celebrates artistry unfolding within our ranks with a world premiere by Michael Lowe & Sarah-Jane Measor to the music of Philip Glass, a new contemporary work by company dancers Stefanie Maughan and Ali McKeon, spirited performances by aspiring young dancers, and the return of Ms. Measor’s powerfully poignant Portraits. An assemblage of seasoned professionals, blooming artists, and emerging choreographers! 


Kite Day

Enjoy a nice breezy day at Bedwell-Bayfront Park for Menlo Park’s annual Kite Day on May 6, 2017 from Noon-3:00 pm. Bring the family and watch hundreds of kites fill the Menlo Park sky with gorgeous views of the San Francisco Bay. Kite Day is free to the public, but you may purchase a kite and hot dog lunch for $6 at the event. Come for kite flying, a picnic lunch, spin art, snow cones, bounce house and rock wall. Also, if the wind is strong enough, you’ll see Mega Fish (a giant 46' kite). Kite Day is co-sponsored by the Menlo Park Kiwanis Club and Streets Alive! Parks Alive! 


Mamma Mia! Sing-along!

Sing-along to ABBA‘s greatest hits at the Mamma Mia! Sing-along! on May 12, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center. The City of Menlo Park Community Services Department has teamed up with Guggenheim Entertainment to bring you an interactive fun-filled evening. Sing-along events are presented with a pre-show introduction including explanation of the sing-along elements. Guests are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Mamma Mia! character or beach theme attire and play along with the movie. This sing-along events are highly interactive with in-movie antics and a special “Fun Pack” for advance ticket buyers. Purchase your tickets in advance to ensure that you are not left out of the fun! 


Belle Haven Spring Fair

Join your neighbors and community partners for a few hours of fun and receive valuable information from local community-based agencies at the Belle Haven Spring Fair on May 13, 2017 from 11:00 am-2:00 pm in Ivy Plaza. Enjoy fun activities for children and the whole family, festive music, samples from food trucks and caterers and free raffle for Mother's Day themed prizes. Don't miss this free community event for the entire family! 


Menlo Park Library Comic Con

The Menlo Park Library Comic Con is back! Round up your friends, and join us at the Menlo Park Library on May 13, 2017 from 3:00-7:00 pm!  Immerse yourself in an afternoon of comic, sci-fi, and gamer-related fun for adults and children alike. Special guests include The 501st Legion's Golden Gate Garrison, The Mandolorian Mercs Wolves of Mandalore, Coruscant Temple of The Dark Empire and the Walt Disney Family Museum. Live music from Derek Smith Pankind Duo at 3:30 pm and The Cantina Band at 5:00 pm. See film screenings of King Kong vs. Godzilla (Not rated, 1962) and V for Vendetta (Rated R, 2005). Other activities include artist ally, Pokémon GO! lure drops, Saber Workshop, cosplay contest, photo booth and plenty of hands-on activities. Dress-up and come on down! 


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