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The parade starts at 11:45 a.m. at the Well Fargo parking lot on Santa Cruz Avenue and Chestnut Street. Come dressed in red, white, and blue and decorate your bike or wagon. Please note, this parade is pedestrian-only and motor vehicles are not permitted.

The celebration is at Burgess Park starting directly after the parade from 12:00-2:30 pm. Activities will include inflatable jump houses, giant slides, games, crafts, face painting, rock walls, and laser tag. Food and drink can be purchased from one of our many community vendors and food trucks.

Enjoy live music performed by the Mustache Harbor, a group of dedicated and talented musicians brought together by their astrological signs and a love for vintage soft rock and sweet stashes.

This event is free to the public, but a $7.00 wristband is required for some activities and can be purchased at the parade or the event.

Note to parents: The festivities at Burgess Park will feature several inflatable jump houses and slides. Parental discretion is advised for all activities. Some activities might have an age restriction, which will be noted by event staff and/or game vendors on the day of the event. Since Fourth of July tends to fall on hot days, we encourage parents to ensure the children wear socks on the inflatable games since they can get rather warm to the touch. In the event of a lost child, please contact event staff or come to the Information Booth located between the Little League Field and the music stage.

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Fireworks not allowed in the city of Menlo Park; view fireworks at Port of Redwood City

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The Menlo Park Police Department reminds local residents and visitors that all forms of fireworks and gunfire are strictly prohibited in Menlo Park. This includes “safe & sane” fireworks as the potential for fires is extremely high due to hotter temperatures and dryness of grass and brush. It only takes one spark to start a […]

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Menlo Charity Horse Show committee selects artist for the event’s 45th anniversary

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Members of the Menlo Charity Horse Show Committee announced that Heather Theurer of Las Vegas will be the Official Artist for the 45th anniversary of the nationally-honored equestrian competition. Ms. Theurer’s work, titled Equus Series l:ll, is painted in oils on board, in the tradition of the Renaissance Masters with upwards of 20 layers of glazing. […]

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2014-15 rain year ends today in Menlo Park with somewhat surprising results

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Those who regularly read InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ’s rainfall reports, will not be surprised that his back yard gauges recorded 18.1″ for the 2014-15 rain year which began July 1 and ends today (June 30). Emails Bill: “This compares to 9.55″ in 2013-14; 16.5″ in 2012-13; and 11.95″ for for 2011-12. This, then, was the […]

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Dr. Paul Jemelian tends vegetable garden at Menlo Medical Clinic

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Growing up in Lindenwood, Dr. Paul Jemelian’s backyard always featured a vegetable garden, lovingly tended by his mother. The gardening bug bit him early, and through friends, he spent three summers on a Iowa farm. Ultimately he chose medicine over farming. He’s been able to blend the two pursuits since joining the Menlo Medical Clinic two […]

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Local bicyclists view coastal farms on 20-mile POST organized ride

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On Saturday morning (6/27), over 75 bicyclists of all ages and skills — many from Menlo Park —participated in the first Bike the Coast with POST (Peninsula Open Space Trust). The 20-mile loop began on Cloverdale Road just outside of Pescadero. Riding south, the first stop was at the Root Down Farm , a new organic […]

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In honor of the Grateful Dead’s farewell concerts, a guide to Dead places in Menlo Park and Atherton

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Editor’s note: In advance of their farewell tour appearance at Levi Stadium tonight and tomorrow night. We touched base with music chronicler — and Grateful Dead historian/expert — Corry Arnold to see if he had a list of places in Menlo Park that are part of Grateful Dead lore. And sure enough, he had that […]

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Photographer Scott Loftesness explores Sydney shooting architectural landscapes

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Menlo Park-based photographer (and InMenlo co-founder) Scott Loftesness packed his Fujifilm X100T camera on a trip to Sydney, Australia. We sat down to talk to him about some of the night shots he took around the Sydney harbor. He explained that he looks for “interesting light.” “I’ve learned that I’ll look in the direction of the […]

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Board chair Gillian Growdon talks about Random Acts of Flowers Silicon Valley

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We met Gillian Growdon, Board Chair of Random Acts of Flowers Silicon Valley, at a place that smells sweet. The local branch of the national organization has office and warehouse space in Menlo Park, and the Wednesday afternoon we visited, a crew of adult volunteers, sprinkled with a few kids, was arranging bouquets to be delivered to individuals […]

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Menlo College hosts free summer concerts starting Friday, June 26

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Five bands ranging from pop to rock to improvisational Latin jazz to a cappella will be featured at Menlo College during a series of free summer concerts. The NASDAQ Private Summer Concert Series at Menlo College will include a mixture of live music, food, and fun. Each concert will also include a celebrity MC, food […]

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Raising the barre: Erin Paruszewski takes the Dailey Method private, opening Alkalign Studios

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I just finished taking an entire year of chemistry in high school, only to find out —ironically, through the owner of an exercise studio — that alkaline does not just refer to certain metals on the periodic table. As Erin Paruszewski, former owner of two Dailey Method franchises and founder of Alkalign Studios in Menlo […]

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