After many months of buildup and outreach to the community, the inaugural Mill Valley Music Fest on May 7th, a one-day (12-7pm), multi-genre music fest featuring five great bands and an incredible slate of food, drink, art and kids’ activities – all to the benefit of our amazing community – is almost here.
It’s going to be a great day to bring our community together after two incredibly turbulent years. We know that not everyone can attend this event, but we hope that those who can’t will know that one of Mill Valley’s largest events in years is happening in town this Saturday on Friends Field at the Mill Valley Community Center. Please tell a friend!
The confluence of approximately 5,000 attendees will likely make life a bit more complicated on May 7th, and we want those of you who are not attending the event to know that organizers are doing everything in our power to minimize the impact on you.
First off, as you hopefully saw here, we’ve communicated to all attendees that it will be next to impossible to drive to the venue. Instead, Vivalon Rides is serving up free shuttle service from the north and the south all day long, and we’ll have an interior shuttle running throughout Mill Valley all day as well. Lastly, we’ll have enough free bike parking to accommodate multiple Tour de France pelotons.
For the neighborhoods closest to the venue – Eucalyptus Knoll, Enchanted Knolls, Shelter Ridge, Shelter Bay and Sunrise Point, among others – we’ll be posting “No Mill Valley Music Festival Parking” signs along Hamilton Drive to deter attendees from parking in and around those neighborhoods.
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I need to work at the Community Garden behind the gym. Can I get in and where should I park?
I was astonished to find out yesterday that the so called Music Festival which I had understood to be in several places in Mill Valley (I distinctly remember that for instance, one of the ensembles was going to play at Edna Mcguire) and which I expected to be a….music festival, seems now to be some sort of county fair in only one place where you are supposed to enter at 12:30 and not leave till the end.
This will mean a lot of people all in one place. Who said super spreader event???
I am particularly shocked by the rules that I received in my email box yesterday, and which tell me that I am not permitted to get out at any one time during the day and come back later. You must be kidding? I find that outrageous, considering what I paid for the tickets I purchased. I live pretty close to the event (Eucalyptus Knoll), I am 84 years old, and I fully intend to be able to get back home for a rest when I want to, and then come back when I feel like it. So I hope I misunderstood