24th Connoisseurs’ Marketplace comes to Menlo Park

by Linda Hubbard on July 16, 2010

Santa Cruz Avenue will again become a cavalcade of art and music this weekend (July 17-18) when the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce presents the 24th annual Connoisseurs’ Marketplace.

“This is a big event for our community,” says festival chair Rick Ciardella, who grew up in Menlo Park and operates landscape architecture firm Ciardella Associates. “As a fundraiser for the Chamber, it’s a way for us to make a difference.”

Ciardella told InMenlo that he particularly wanted to acknowledge the contributions of  John Conway and Dr. Bill Tarr who were involved in planning this year’s event.

After a four year hiatus, the chefs’ demonstrations are back for the 24th edition.  New attractions include the AutoVino collector car showcase, a microbrew and wine tasting tent, and a kids’ interactive art zone.

The free Saturday after-hours concert will feature Pride & Joy (pictured), considered by many to be the the Bay Area’s pre-eminent party band, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. in Fremont Park.

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