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Mill Valley Set for Blockbuster Memorial Day of Pancakes, a Parade and a Party for Kiddo!

After three thrill-laden days of the Mill Valley Carnival, Monday promises to be a bash for the ages to celebrate Kiddo's 30th birthday.

The Golden Gate Bridge got one heck of a 75th birthday party Sunday.

Now it's Kiddo's turn.

Local residents are expected to turn out in droves to a day-long 30th anniversary celebration for , the local foundation that has supported art, music, drama, dance, poetry, technology and now physical education programs in the 's six schools since 1982.

The party actually when the for the first time since 2004. Organizers said they had sold more than 2,300 pre-sale ticket books to the Carnival, with a portion of the proceeds going to Kiddo's efforts to reach this year.

The Memorial Day events kick off with the  from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. outside the main fire station and City Hall on Corte Madera Avenue.

The , whose theme this year is “Our Kids, Our Schools, Our Future,” kicks off at 10:30 a.m. at , winding its way through downtown and down Miller Ave. before ending at . (Click here for info about applying for a float in the parade and additional details.)

When the float riders, school bands, dignitaries and a bevy of youth groups head to the Community Center after the parade, they’ll have a slew of activities to navigate.

That includes a free  on the fields of the  from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tommy Castro & the PainkillersDanny Click & the Hell YeahsThe 85's, local teen phenom  and the Mill Valley Middle School Jazz Band are all set to perform at the concert. That event, being organized by the owners of the , will also feature beer and wine from other local vendors.

Lou Judson June 02, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Wonder if there are any reviews of the concert party? We did sound for Larry's shows the past few years before the new music hall opened up, and other than one neighbor noise complaint, just curious how it was! Fabulous, I hope! L

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