Monster Bash

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On Saturday, October 28, 2023, Mountain View’s Rengstorff Park will transform into a ghoulish good time for all ages with the return of Monster Bash. From 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., community members are encouraged to don their favorite costumes and enjoy a fall festival loaded with a treat trail, spooky games, enchanting performances, a stilt walker, inflatables, creepy, crawly, ooey gooey zone, Dia de Muertos celebration and more.

This event is free and open to the public. Limited parking is available at the Mountain View Community Center and Senior Center. Walking, biking or public transit to the event is highly encouraged. A free bike valet will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. This event is sponsored by the Mountain View Voice and Learning Links Preschool

Mountain View Voice Logo-color     Learning Links Logo

Bike Circus

Back by popular demand, Monster Bash will feature a bike circus! Bring your bicycles to the event for fun bike safety training for children. New this year, a bike valet will be provided on a first-come first-served basis. Get your helmet and ride our scary fun bicycle course! No bike, no problem! Attendees can also practice their safe walking skills at circus. 

Free bike repair provided by BikeMobile Logo.

Día de Muertos Exhibit

Monster Bash is honored to host a special tribute to Día de Muertos!

Located in the Community Center's Redwood Hall, attendees will be able to visit the cultural exhibit to learn about the holiday's meaning and traditions. Learn from community members why these items are significant to Día de Muertos and the history that surrounds the annual holiday.  Attendees can also expect to see iconic skeleton figurines, brightly colored flowers and decorative items that often don traditional ofrendas. Check out the Save the Date event flyer for information about the exhibit that will be available from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Creepy, Crawly, Ooey Gooey

In 2023, Monster Bash will be highlighting the wild and sometimes spooky elements of nature. In the Creepy, Crawly, Ooey Gooey area, you will find exhibits from the Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center, Safari Encounters and a "Feel Factor" zone. In addition to the displays, animal handlers will be on-site with certified education animals, including a Great Horned Owl and Turkey Vulture. 

Entertainment Schedule

Don't miss a RANGE of entertainment throughout the event.

MAIN STAGE

10:15 a.m.

Cake Walk

10:30 a.m.

Thriller Performance with Thrill the World

11 a.m.

Cake Walk

11:15 a.m.

Costume Parade

11:45 a.m.

Entertainment Show provided by Happy Birds

12:15 p.m.

Cake Walk

12:30 p.m.

Thriller Performance with Thrill the World

1 p.m.

Cake Walk

1:30 p.m.

Cultural Performance 

 

MOUNTAIN VIEW PUBLIC LIBRARY COVE

10:30 a.m.

Puppet Show

11 a.m.

Not-So-Spooky Storytime

11:30 a.m.

Puppet Show

12 p.m.

Not-So-Spooky Storytime

12:30 p.m.

Puppet Show

1 p.m.

Not-So-Spooky Storytime

 Please note, schedule and performers subject to change.

Frightening Bites

All the fun works up a scarily big hunger! We've got something for you to sink your teeth into. Joining us at Monster Bash are the below food trucks:

Walking & Biking Routes

Limited parking is available at the Mountain View Community Center and Senior Center. Walking or biking to the event is encouraged. View our route map to find accessible routes from different parts of Mountain View to Monster Bash.

Sponsorships

Interested in sponsoring the 2023 Monster Bash? Please check out the list of sponsorship opportunities and reach out to Maureen Grzan-Pieracci at maureen.grzan-pieracci@mountainview.gov or 650-903-6417.

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