Mill Valley is the Place to Be This Memorial Day Weekend

May 26, 2017

Kiddo! Family Carnival Mill Valley

Mill Valley is the place to be in Marin County this Memorial Day Weekend! From an old-fashioned parade and a pancake breakfast to a fun family carnival, there's something for everyone in the family.

Kiddo! Family Carnival

The long weekend kicks off with the annual Kiddo! Family Carnival, which takes place Friday, May 26 from 4 to 10 pm, Saturday and Sunday, May 27 and 28, from noon to 10 pm, and on Memorial Day, Monday May 29, from noon to 5 pm. This old-fashioned carnival features fun for all ages, including rides like the Tune Train, Zipper, Sizzler, and the Typhoon, and games. Delicious food and drink will be available for purchase, too.

A book of 30 tickets costs $30, or you can get an all-day wrist band for $35. The carnival is Mill Valley's biggest public event and proceeds go to support the city's K through 8 public schools.

Memorial Day Parade and Pancake Breakfast

Celebrate Memorial Day in Mill Valley, beginning with the Mill Valley Volunteer Firefighters Association's Pancake Breakfast. The breakfast takes place on Monday from 7 to 11 am on Corte Madera Avenue in front of Mill Valley City Hall. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice, and coffee will be served. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 13.

Mill Valley's Memorial Day Parade begins with a veterans ceremony in Lytton Square at 9:45 am. The parade itself begins at 10:30 am at Old Mill Park and features over 60 participating organizations. It makes its way through downtown and along Miller Avenue and ends up at Tamalpais High School.

After the parade, enjoy a Concert on the Green at the Mill Valley Community Center from noon to 5 pm, featuring the 85s, Beso Negro, Matt Jaffe & the Distractions, and the Mill Valley Middle School Bluegrass Club.