Halloween 2017

We realize not everyone in Menlo Park gets to dance the Halloween night away listening to our city’s favorite dad band, The Members. It’s mostly a west of Olive Dr., east of the Alameda deal. We are just lucky enough to be a couple of blocks away, so we took in the crazy scene and good music before calling this All Hallows Eve a done deal. So to those who go treat or treating on the supposedly popular streets (like Sherman) you don’t know the fun you are missing!

Photos by Linda Hubbard (c) 2017

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William Floyd constructs a maze for Halloween in his front yard

There’s always something new in Menlo Park when Halloween comes along. Last year it was the colorful paint job at Brandee Barker’s house on Hobart. This year it’s a Halloween maze on Vine Street, constructed by 12-year-old William Floyd. William, who attends Menlo School, thought about doing a maze last year, but made it happen […]

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Oak Knoll Elementary School’s Halloween parade takes to the streets

Oak Knoll Elementary School has celebrated Halloween with a costume parade around the school grounds, but for the first time expanded the parade route to include the adjoining neighborhood streets. Led by the Hillview Middle School band – themselves all in costumes, the cleverly-costumed kids strutted down one side of the street and back to […]

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Spotted: Magician Marshall Magoon delighting kids at Halloween Hoopla

A bit of magic was added this year to Halloween Hoopla last Saturday. Menlo Park’s resident magician Marshall Magoon presented a magic show at Fremont Park following the parade. And from the looks on the kids’ faces, it was a big hit! You can read more about M-A grad Marshall in a post we did […]

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Spotted: Halloween parading and pumpkin carving in University Park neighborhood

The decades long tradition of celebrating Halloween with a costume parade and pumpkin carving continued in the University Park neighborhood of Menlo Park Sunday afternoon. This crowd takes their carving – and their heads in glass jars – seriously! Photos by Ron Snow (c) 2017

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Kids come out in costumes for Halloween Hoopla in downtown Menlo Park

InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most headed to downtown Menlo Park late this morning for Halloween Hoopla, which included a parade followed by activities in Fremont Park. Here’s a photo essay of the fun. Photos by Robb Most (c) 2017

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Oak Knoll School celebrates Halloween with a parade through the neighborhood

A Halloween parade that’s been held on the Oak Knoll School campus is extending into the adjoining neighborhood this year. “Oak Knoll School appreciates our neighbors, friends, family and our entire community,” the school stated in a flyer. “We are thankful for your ongoing support of our school and we want to show our appreciation […]

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Celebrate Halloween and Dia de los Muertos at Facebook on October 28

Fun for the whole family. Bring the kids in costume for parade, trick-or-treating, and free pumpkin (1 per children – while supplies last). Shop for fall produce, decor & crafts. Farmers will be onsite with fresh fall fruits & vegetables. Shop from locally-sourced food & drink vendors. Free kid zone: Bounce houses, mini Ferris Wheel, facepainting, […]

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Get ready for Halloween Hoopla in downtown Menlo Park on Oct. 28

Participants are welcome to come in costume and participate in the annual parade through downtown Menlo Park to Fremont Park. The parade will start in the Maloney Street parking lot behind Cheeky Monkey. Please meet at the parade start at 11:00 am. After the parade, from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm, kids are welcome to […]

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Sugar Skull Decorating for Teens takes place Friday, October 27

Teens and middle schoolers can come downstairs at the Menlo Park Library after school to enjoy some snacks and create their own calavera for Día de los Muertos. El Día de los Muertos is non-religious holiday that celebrates the memory of family and friends who have died. Sugar skulls are a traditional folk art from […]

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Spotted: Costumed kids – and a dog – at Atherton’s community Halloween event

Atherton hosted its inaugural Halloween Bash at the Town Center this afternoon which featured a costume contest (pictured above, three and four-year-olds waiting the judges decision – the Ninja won), pumpkin decorating, trick or treating, balloon animals along with a haunted City Council Chambers. We like the little dog dressed as a lobster in particular. […]

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