Advance $25 ticket vouchers are available in the Kiddo! office at the Mill Valley School District from May 22-25 (8:15am-3:30pm) and May 26 from 8:30am-1pm. Advance vouchers will also be sold at the Mill Valley Community Center May 25 (2-5pm) and May 26 (2-3:30pm). All advance purchases are cash or check only. Once the Carnival begins, the price will increase to $30 for a book of 30 tickets or $35 for an all-day wristband. Vouchers may be turned in for a one-day wrist band for unlimited rides or a book of 30 tickets. Food and games are extra. MORE INFO.
And then 800 showed up. And hundreds more showed up every year after that, with volunteers serving up some 1,500 to 2,000 plates each and lines forming around the block outside the Mill Valley Fire Department’s downtown station on Corte Madera Avenue. The massive event is set for 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on traffic-free Corte Madera Ave. in front of City Hall and outside the fire station with pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice and coffee.
Memorial Day Parade and Lytton Square Ceremony
Children of all ages come out for the Mill Valley Memorial Day Parade, which regularly draws more than 6,000 spectators each year and more than 60 organizations and businesses as participants. The parade starts at Old Mill Park at 10:30am – preceded by a memorial service to “honor those fallen heroes who served our country and protected the American dream” – and winds its way throughout downtown – Miller Avenue construction has shortened the route this year to avoid going down Miller as usual – and back to Old Mill.
Applications to enter the parade are available online, and must be received by May 19. Entry fees are $75 for commercial entities and $35 for nonprofits. Here’s the revised parade route: