Halloween in Menlo Park

This is always a neighborhood treat. So many fun costumes. Shout out to some particularly clever costumes from teachers and staff. Here are a few of our favorites — very hard to choose!

Photos by Linda Hubbard (c) 2019

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Halloween pirate skeletons rule at Dragon Vane Cove in Menlo Park

For the 10th year in a row, Dragon Vane Cove will welcome visitors this Halloween at 307 Lexington Drive in Menlo Park. We stopped by for a preview last night and found a front yard chock-a-block full of pirates (some friendly, some fierce), skeletons, dragons, a graveyard, and treasures. There’s also photo booth — that’s […]

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University Park neighborhood holds its annual Halloween party

Menlo Park’s University Park neighborhood has a long standing tradition of holding an annual Halloween party for carving pumpkins, pressing apples, and parading up and down streets. This year it took a slightly different form, starting in the afternoon and featuring a potluck. And it was  under new leadership with long-time organizer Ron Snow stepping […]

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Cafe Zoë hosts pumpkin painting party on Oct. 26

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Two Menlo Park Halloween events set for Oct. 26

The Halloween Hoopla Parade and Trick-or-Treat begins at 11:00 am with a parade through downtown to Fremont Park. Led by a band comprised of music students from La Entrada and Hillview Middle Schools, the parade will start in the Maloney Street parking lot off Santa Cruz Avenue. After the parade, from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm, […]

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Spotted: Pirate skeleton with a karaoke bent

InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most snapped this pirate skeleton who evidently fancies himself a singer on Hobart Street. Wondering if the bird skeleton (parrot?) on his shoulder provides harmony?

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Spotted: Monster tree in Menlo Park

We came upon this cleverly decorated Halloween tree on Stanford Dr. Very creative! Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2019

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Spotted: Skeletons driving a hot rod

A group of skeletons has commandeered a hot rod on Encina Ave. in Menlo Park. It appears the action has stirred up a flock of ghosts. Photo by Robb Most (c) 2019

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Spotted: Out of control witches

We’ve always enjoyed spotting witches who somehow misjudged their air space and found themselves flying into trees. And then there are the ones who are going so fast that they plow through the ground with the stocking legs the only evidence of their flight path. Photos by Robb Most (c) 2019

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Spotted: Courting – and cocktailing – skeletons in Menlo Park

As he’s done in the past, InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most is out and about capturing some of the creative Halloween decorations in Menlo Park. The cocktailing skeletons were spotted on Ambar Way and what we are calling the “courting” skeletons were seen on nearby Bay Laurel. If your home is decked out in a […]

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Spotted: Cozzolino’s pumpkins at Menlo Park Farmers Market

Tony Cozzolino brought a great assortment of pumpkins and gourds to the Menlo Park Farmers Market today. We admire their shapes, sizes, and colors! For people heading coast side, Cozzolino pumpkins and gourds, along with Indian corn, mini hay bales and more, can be purchased at Pastorino Farms, 12391 San Mateo Road (Highway 92), Half […]

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