Menlo Park 4th of July parade

A couple hundred kids and their parents paraded down Santa Cruz Avenue just before noon today — most on a wheeled vehicle of some kind — on their way to more 4th of July festivities at Burgess Park. Here’s what captured our attention.

Photos by Linda Hubbard (c) 2019

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City of Menlo Park hosts 4th of July parade and celebration

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 […]

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Trending at Menlo Park’s 4th of July parade: Kids with blue and red hair!

Kids of mainly the 10 and under variety decorated their “rides” and marched with their parents down Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park today as part of the City’s 4th of July celebration. Flag waving by young and old is a constant at this annual hometown event, but this year we spotted a new trend — girls […]

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Tykes on bikes bring sea of red, white, and blue to Menlo Park’s annual 4th of July parade

They swarmed out from Chestnut Street onto Santa Cruz Avenue pedaling tricycles and bicycles and being pulled in wagons in what looked more like a pint-sized version of the Bay to Breakers — given its six or so abreast configuration — than an actual parade. But the annual march through downtown Menlo Park in route to more […]

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Faces of the 4th of July in Menlo

Menlo Park’s annual 4th of July parade, which took off down Santa Cruz Avenue shortly before noon today, is a showcase of kids decked out in glorious red, white and blue. We’re showcasing some of the faces as captured by Scott Loftesness. Happy Independence Day to all!

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