It’s A Total Blast in the Super Duper Kidz Funzone …
and the Huge Summerfest Kiddieland Carnival
Why the heck would anyone go to Great America or Disneyland when you can head out for an amazing weekend of excitement and the best family entertainment value around at the Menlo Summerfest, coming up July 15-16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park. Kids of all ages will gp bonkers over the action-packed amusements and fun in the Super Duper Kidz Funzone and the huge Summerfest Kiddieland Carnival.
Classic Amusements is the Bay’s best in breed, providing the latest, exciting carnival rides and attractions for special events throughout the West. Their beautiful, well-maintained rides and equipment, dedicated staff, and selection of sought-after attractions make Menlo Summerfest a “can’t miss” event for families. Kids will have the thrill of a lifetime on their amazing array of rides at the festival: Super Slide, Tea Cups, Wrecking Ball, Frog Hopper, Wild Raft, Loop-O-Plane, and Astro Liner.
For a real scream, you gotta try Waterballerz! Participants climb into a giant, clear inflatable ball which is filled with fresh air. The the ball is zipped up, which completely seals it, and they enter an inflatable pool that is 24 by 24 feet and literally walk (and roll) on water. Run, jump, bounce, walk inside the balls on water. As many as six balls can be in the pool at one time. This exciting new attraction is always a hit!
Are you ready to jump high into the sky? Flip around and catch some massive air? Well, be prepared to get harnessed into the Spider Jump, an incredible bungee trampoline jump apparatus, and get sling shot high in the air. Kids and adults will alike will LOVE this super fun activity that promises to get your heart racing. You won’t want to miss it and will likely want to go a few rounds!
Kids and adults alike will enjoy Mobile Rock’s challenging 24-foot rock climbing wall where trained climbing technicians will be available to show you the ropes. The wall is color coded to assist climbers, from the youngest to the most advanced, make it to the to the top.
Channel you inner Steph Curry on the super fun Basketball Challenge. Strut your best shot-making stuff with your pals so you can say “nothing but net”!
Verso Braiding is truly exotic! They offer beautiful, intricate French braiding enhanced with colorful ribbons and embellishments – perfect for any occasion. With braids done by Verso Braiding every girl will look special and feel like an absolute princess. They also offer unique, one of a kind spa/hair braiding parties.
Party Animals are the most incredibly expressive puppets on the planet! You can animate them to sit , scratch, walk and dance just like a real animal! And if you like to dance to music, your Party Animal can dance as well as you can! You will be amazed at the effect these comical critters have on people of all ages.
Cali Caricature is the Bay Area’s best caricature illustrator, based on the sunny Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. With amazing skill and good humor, this talented band of artists excels at quickly rendering guests with one-of-a-kind, keepsake caricature art.
Have some fun with a temporary tattoo by California’s award-winning, most sought-after henna artist Renu Lal. Henna painting is an ancient, all-natural, pain-free cosmetic and healing art. Dried leaves from the henna plant are crushed into a powder, then made into a paste that is applied to the body to safely dye the skin. This is done in elaborate patterns and designs, traditionally on hands and feet. The henna dyes the skin with a maroon stain which lasts 1 to 2 weeks and fades away leaving no visible marks. "In my culture, henna conjures up images of romance and creates an aura of glamour. It is referred to as the unspoken language of women. The symbols we use in Mehndi are said to be universal, with ancient meaning and a connection to the sources of Life," says Lal.
From the sweetest of looks to more daring designs, "It's Fun Face Painting" brings an extra sparkle to the event! Face painting and body art with bright colors glitter and imagination, fun henna designs, glitter tattoos and hair bling are among their unique wearable art offerings. Get your dazzle on with looks ranging from rainbow princesses, zombies, and fairy faces to dramatic tigers and superheroes for the day. Want something that lasts a little longer? Enhance your tresses with colorful hair feathers that will stay the course or a non-traditional festival henna tattoo design (made with fresh premium organic brown henna) that will keep the fun going all week.
Learn the art and feel the joy of hula hooping! Experienced hoop dance performer Helga Holoubek will be providing a fun-filled hula hooping experience with performances, demos and activities. She will be demonstrating hooping techniques and sharing hoop skills and tricks using the waist, shoulders, arms, legs and feet. And, of course, hoop dancing all day long. Custom made handmade hoops makes it easy for everyone to hoop. Come join us ... hula hooping fun for everyone!