The annual Mardi Gras with Mushrooms Festival, in downtown Morgan Hill over Memorial Day weekend, is a fun family-friendly event that’s not only free but offers free parking. The two-day festival, which raises funds for educational scholarships, features live entertainment on two stages, strolling musicians, street performers, arts, crafts, and unique booths. Munchkinland will keep the kids busy with rides, games and family entertainment. Of course you’ll see plenty of mushrooms on display.
Mushrooms, the region’s predominant local crop, are the stars of the festival with opportunities for guests to taste fresh, locally grown mushrooms and learn about their important health benefits.”
WHAT: Mardi Gras with Mushrooms — free admission and free parking.
WHEN: Memorial Day Weekend.
WHERE: Morgan Hill Outdoor Community Center Amphitheater and Surrounding area — 17000 Monterey Rd. Morgan Hill, CA 95037, and on Depot Street, between Dunne and 3rd Street, downtown Morgan Hill.
SAVVY TIP: Where to park — You’ll find free parking all around the area including the Park & Ride Lot on Butterfield between Dunne & Main and city streets. If parking at the Park & Ride lot, entrance to the festival is just on the other side of the pedestrian train crossing, closest to the MunchkinLand and Depot Food Court.
FYI: Mushrooms — More than 20,000 tons of Portabella, Crimini, White, and other mushroom varieties grow in the The Santa Clara Valley, worth around $50 million.