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Facebook hosts series of free festivals

Facebook launched its new festival series with a "Cajun Carnival" event last month. Over the coming months, it will host a series of additional festivals, running from 1 to 6 p.m. at 1 Hacker Way in Menlo Park.

The events will include live music, food trucks, farmers markets, craft beer, wine and cocktails, a kid zone and other activities.

Admission and parking are free.

Scheduled events are as follows:

• June 22: "Red, White and Brew," with Americana/country music and craft beer.

•Aug. 17: "Island Vibes," with reggae and summer-themed activities.

•Sept 21: "Bands on the Bayfront," a music festival featuring a range of genres.

• Oct. 19: "Fall Fiesta," with a celebration of Latin culture and Halloween activities.

According to Facebook spokesperson Kyle Gerstenschlager, in 2018, the festival events were attended by over 50,000 people and helped to raise more than $111,000 for local nonprofits in all.

Facebook will also be running shuttles throughout Belle Haven and East Palo Alto to transport residents to and from the festival. Go to is.gd/shuttle473 to access the shuttle schedule.

— By Kate Bradshaw

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