Non-Stop Action and Excitement in the Super Duper Kidz Funzone
and Summer Fun Kiddieland Thrill Ride Zone
Forget about it Great America. See ya later Six Flags. For an unforgettable weekend of excitement and the best family entertainment value around, head for at the Menlo Summer Fest, coming up July 21–22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park. Kids of all ages will go bonkers over the action-packed amusements and fun in the Super Duper Kidz Funzone and the big Summer Fun Kiddieland Thrill Ride Zone.
Classic Amusements is the Bay’s best in breed, providing the latest, exciting thrill 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 Summer Fest 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, Astro Liner and more.
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 Climb On’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.
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.
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.
Get some glitter! Have some fun with a temporary tattoo by California’s award-winning, most sought-after henna artist Swati Shah of Henna Traditions. 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. Henna Traditions does unbelievably cool designs using 100% natural henna.
Want to learn how geodes are formed? Or how ‘bout taking a hammer and cracking geodes? Check out the cool Stone Room booth featuring an amazing collection of crystals, rocks, minerals and fossils from around the world for kids and families. Their booth is educational as well, teaching kids about geology and rocks. Their offerings also include handmade white sage sticks and sage sprays and incense for spiritual wellness.
For an interesting art activity for kids, stop by Color Cruiser’s craft booth where kids can create their very own unique sand art creative cards. This is not the typical colored sand where you fill a bottle. Instead, the designs are created by Color Cruiser’s artists and produced on stickers. Kids will then tear off stickers and create their own masterpiece with the colored sand provided.
Aspiring princesses can select from a beautiful selection of wands and crowns handcrafted by the world-renowned Basia. Her colorful booth also features the popular low tech toy, Fidget Spinners, and playful sand sculptures where kids scoop different colored sand into plastic, animal-shaped bottles. When finished, the bottles are topped off with animal heads, like frogs, alligators and tigers, and become a truly creative creature keepsake.