Menlo Park Summerfest
Summer festivals in San Francisco are heating up. It seems that nearly every weekend you can make your way from one corner of the Bay Area to another without escaping from the thrill, the joie de vivre, of summer celebrations. For the City by the Bay, this celebration often includes a complete immersion in one or another of the numerous cultures that merge here in happy melting pot of traditions and histories. The other common theme of these festivals and fairs is art, pure and simple. This weekend, one of the city’s most popular art events will take place in the downtown’s Menlo Park: Menlo Summerfest.
This year, the Menlo Summerfest theme is “Hot Fun in the Summertime,” and the festival organizers have tweaked the structure of the event in some exciting ways. For those who are familiar with Menlo Summerfest, prepare to see the main stage relocated from Fremont Park to El Camino Real. Lagunitas Brewing Company is the main stage sponsor this year, and they promise to use the new digs to seamlessly merge together various food and drink options with the surrounding festival all while promoting music and other types of entertainment from groups like:
- Sol Peligro
- The Reikestra
Another fun change takes place in Fremont Park (now known as “Summerland”) where the Mod Mix Millennial Stage will support numerous thrilling musical/comedic/acrobatic acts like:
- The Jack Mosbacher Band
- DJ Jeffrey
- Sarah Cooper
- Moni Dragonfly
Menlo Park Summerfest’s primary focus, however, is local artists and their work in mediums such as:
- Stained Glass
Prepare to find yourself immersed in art by nearly over 250 of the best artists in the area as you stroll through the festival grounds and marvel at the booths. Fine art and crafts will be available for purchase, so this is a great time to start preparing for Christmas! Or, if you want, just take the time to purchase a well-deserved gift for yourself. And don’t worry about dinner: Menlo Park Summerfest has you covered the entire weekend with a fabulous array of food trucks and other vendors of delicious bites (as well as a whole host of purveyors of libations.)
Bring your whole family down to Menlo Park on July 15-16th and enjoy some of the best of San Francisco’s festival atmosphere in one of the city’s most iconic settings.