Menlo Summer Fest returns this weekend

Menlo Summer Fest is this Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Almanac file photo by Robert Most)

By Matthew Vollrath

Special to The Almanac

This year's Summer Fest in downtown Menlo Park will feature all the fan favorites: local artists, food trucks and craft beer, and "the best two days of music ever in Menlo Park," according to organizers.

The festival is this Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Vendors and artisans will be set up along Santa Cruz Avenue from El Camino Real to Johnson Street, and Fremont Park will be a hub for various activities, including a yoga/pilates session on Saturday morning and the Facebook Community Music Stage.

The "Artsplash" portion of the festival will feature over 200 artists working in various media. The crafts on display will include glass art of creatures of land and sea, custom doll's clothing, and handmade redwood furniture.

A lineup of 13 musical groups will perform throughout the weekend, including a Chicago tribute band, a Cuban Hip-Hop DJ, and a harpist.

Additional activities include a 5-K run and walk sponsored by Fleet Feet Menlo Park, beginning Sunday at 9 a.m., and a "Super Duper Kidz Funzone" featuring a climbing wall, face-painting, and carnival-style rides.

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