On Saturday, October 26, you and your family will definitely want to participate in the annual Halloween Hoopla event in Downtown Menlo Park. Those dressed in a costume are invited to participate in the parade through Fremont Park which is only about half a mile from the Menlo Park Inn. After the parade, the kids are given trick or treat bags to collect candy and other treats from stores in Downtown Menlo Park. Throughout the exciting event, which runs from 11 am until 2 pm, there will also be plenty of crafts, games, and even a magic show at Fremont Park. The Halloween Hoopla is one family-friendly Halloween activity that you are sure to start adding to the calendar every year. It has become one of the most popular family events in Menlo Park, and the fun, games, and Halloween spirit are the main reasons why.