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During the month of October, things get a little spooky around here. If you’re looking for some frighteningly fun activities that are also family friendly, we suggest you check out these upcoming festivals in and around Menlo Park:

Halloween Spooky Carnival

A Menlo Park tradition ten years running, this carnival at the Onetta Harris Community Center delights children with snacks, candy, games, a costume contest, and face painting. Thursday, October 26, 4 – 6 P.M. Address: 100 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025

Halloween Hoopla

The annual costume parade from downtown Menlo Park to Fremont Park. Enjoy games, crafts, live magic and music acts. Children are invited to trick-or-treat at participating Menlo Park shops. Saturday, October 28, 11 – 2 P.M. The parade begins behind Cheeky Monkey at the Maloney Street parking lot.

Monster Bash

A family-friendly festival of costumes, crafts, and games in Pioneer Park. As usual, there will also be an outdoor screening of a Halloween cult classic. Saturday, October 28, 1 – 3 P.M. Address: 1146 Church St, Mountain View, CA 94041

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