Menlo Park’s longtime signature contribution to the summer festival season is its popular annual mid-summer Connoisseurs’ Marketplace, which this year celebrates its 27th year on July 20-21 along Santa Cruz Avenue. It promises to be a sun-splashed weekend featuring 250 artists, two days of live music, chefs’ demos, a wide variety of food and drink, artisan specialty food purveyors, the Autovino collector car show, home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays, an organic and green products showcase, and a fun zone for the kids.
Presented by the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce, the hours are 10:00 a. to 6:00 pm both days. The “Saturday Twilight Concert” will feature rhythm and blues band California Blues Machine, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm in Fremont Park. Admission is free.
Photo of 2011 Connoisseurs’ Marketplace by Linda Hubbard