There are plenty of family-friendly events in Menlo Park this fall, including trick-or-treating Halloween weekend and plenty of action at the Guild Theatre. Our J+J Team Homes offices are headquartered in Menlo Park, along with a number of other company HQs. We like to think we have the inside scoop on real estate in Menlo Park as well as where to go and what to see and do.
Halloween Happenings In Menlo Park
Halloween Hoopla: October 29
After a two-year absence, Halloween Hoopla is returning to downtown Menlo Park on Saturday, October 29. Click here for more details.
Sponsored by the City of Menlo Park in partnership with Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce, residents are invited to celebrate the spooky season with a children’s costume parade, trick-or-treat at shops, and traditional autumn festival in downtown Menlo Park.
Event will take place on Santa Cruz Avenue and Fremont Park and will feature live music, entertainment and family-friendly activities. Check the community events page often as more details are coming soon.
Halloween Costume Movie Night: October 19
It’s spooky season! Costume Movie Night is on Wed., Oct. 19 from 6-8 pm at the Menlo Park Library. For more, click here.
- Bring your own snacks, drinks, a blanket and enjoy a spooky movie with your friends and/or family.
- The library will be holding the movie outside, under the stars.
- The movie played will be voted on at the event. Ages 12-18.
- This free event received partial funding support from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.
Springline is coming to Menlo Park with Delicious Restaurants and Much More
Situated in the heart of the Peninsula just steps from the Cal Train station, Springline is opening with planned living and offices, including must-visit restaurants that match the innovative spirit and optimism of Silicon Valley. Stay tuned to our social media and the local news for more on the new restaurant openings in the near future. To learn more about the Springline restaurants, check out our Menlo Park community page by clicking here.
The Library is a Place to Bond
The Menlo Park Library is open seven days a week and features plenty of events this fall that are fun and inclusive for everyone. With plenty of books, videos and more, Menlo Park Library Storytime occurs four times a week. We love these four different types of events for all ages associated with the library. You’ll quickly find the Menlo Park Libary has something for everyone coupled with the town’s highly rated public schools.
Teen Advisory Group
Are your kids looking to earn volunteer hours? Are you hoping they’ll become more involved in the community as part of the highly rated public schools? We love the Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.) for kids aged 13 to 18. T.A.G. shares ideas on the library’s teen programs, contests, gaming, reading and more. To discover more, click here.
Seniors and Older Adult Classes
For seniors and older adults, being social and learning simultaneously increases their cognitive abilities. It is also fun to take classes to master new skills or sharpen existing ones. The library classes enable seniors to connect with peers, discover new passions and feel a sense of accomplishment. The Menlo Park Library features an array of classes year-round: click here to discover more.
Be a Part of the Arts at the Allied Arts Guild
The Allied Arts Guild, right, is a gorgeous historic garden oasis in Menlo Park. They host a number of community events and are available for rent to host private events as well. Their own cute little restaurant, Cafe Wisteria, is open Tuesdays – Saturday for lunch (11 am to 2 pm). Allied Arts Guild events this fall include:
- Oct. 16 Holiday Faire, Association of Auxiliaries
- Dec. 3 Christmas Market
The Guild Theatre Rocks
The Guild Theatre is a music and event venue that brings live music and entertainment to the Peninsula region. They host a wide range of music, film, and special events programming. HOT TIP: Jaime LOVEs Mustache Harbor, the Bay Area’s Hardcore Soft Rock tribute band. A few events on the Guild Theatre calendar this fall include the following:
- Sept 23, 8 pm, Mustache Harbor
- Oct. 8, 7 pm, Comedy Night with Austin Carr
- Nov. 12, 8 pm, Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats
Sustainable Monthly Compost Give Away
We would be remiss if we didn’t add a sustainability plug for Menlo Park. Does your soil need more nutrients to create a lavish garden? You’re in luck because Menlo Park hosts this event for FREE! Residents can pick up compost while supplies last. The event is self-serve so please bring your own shovels, gloves and containers to fill. It is held at the corner of Burgess Park (click here for map). Learn more: click here.
HOT TIP: If you need more compost, feel free to visit Shoreway Environmental Center. The facility offers year-round free compost. Please bring proof of residency and no appointment is needed. Residents are limited to two 50-lb bags each week.
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