Sign In  |  Register  |  About Menlo Park  |  Contact Us

Menlo Park, CA
July 15, 2024 2:34pm
7-Day Forecast | Traffic
  • Search Hotels in Menlo Park

  • ROOMS:

Menlo Park Annual Events

Share |
Featured Story
Menlo Park: Annual Events

Conveniently located between San Francisco and Oakland, Menlo Park is an ideal place to hold many events. It should come as no surprise that yearly Menlo Park, CA events are a big draw for visitors and locals alike. No matter what your interests are, there is sure to be something for you to do in Menlo Park any time of the year. Many of the Menlo Park annual events are either free or have a minimal admission fee.

San Mateo County Fair

Considered one of the first events of summer in the Menlo Park area, the annual county fair usually takes place during mid-June. Attractions include:

• Carnival rides
• Contests
• Food and drinks
• Exhibits
• Petting zoo
• Concerts (free with paid admission)
• Kids area


San Mateo County Event Center
2495 S. Delaware St
San Mateo, CA

For additional information on fair events, dates and times, please call (888) 798-0070.

Annual Summer Concert Series

Taking place every summer from mid-June through late-August, the annual Summer Concert Series presents performances from musicians spanning all genres from folk and funk to rock and pop. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and picnic baskets to enjoy the casual atmosphere. Those looking to show off their dancing skills are encouraged to come up front.


Fremont Park

Downtown Menlo Park near University Drive
Menlo Park, CA

For additional information on the annual Summer Concert Series, including a list of performers, dates, and times, please call (650) 330-2200.

Fourth of July Parade and Celebration

The city's annual Fourth of July parade starts at the Wells Fargo parking lot on Santa Cruz, the city's main street, and ends at Burgess Park on Alma and Burgess Avenue. Guests are encouraged to come in their red, white, and blue. Celebrations for the day include more than just a parade. For $6, parade goers get a wristband for access to all Independence Day-related activities throughout the day. These activities include:

• Food and drink
• Music
• Kids activities
• Family activities
• Games

For additional information, please call (650) 330-2200.

Annual Connoisseur's Marketplace

Usually taking place in late July, this annual two-day art and wine festival takes place on Santa Cruz Avenue. The art show includes works by over 200 artists from throughout the west coast. Activities include:

• Demonstration pavilions
• Selection of gourmet cheeses
• Selection of wines and micro brews
• Kids' fun zone
• Additional entertainment


Santa Cruz Ave
Menlo Park, CA

For additional information, please call (650) 325-2818.

Fall Festival of Arts & Crafts

The city's annual fall festival is a blend of arts and crafts from local artists and vendors. There's also plenty of food and charming handcrafted items available for purchase. The event usually takes place during mid-October.

For additional information, please call (650) 325-2818.

Halloween Trick-or-Treat

Usually taking place the weekend before Halloween in late October if Halloween doesn't fall on a weekend, the city's annual trick-or-treat event is a great time to get to know your neighbors and enjoy the spirit of this time of year - and maybe even savior some delicious treats.

For additional information, please call (650) 325-2818.

This is just a sampling of some of the annual events taking place in and around Menlo Park. Some Menlo Park annual events take place in local communities. Some of these events include annual or semi-annual block parties and other festivals and celebrations. There's always something to do in Menlo Park.

Copyright © 2010-2024 & California Media Partners, LLC. All rights reserved.