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 Painkillers, Danny Click & the Hell Yeahs, The 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.