Facebook Festivals returns with five community events this summer

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The annual Facebook Festivals series has become another reason to welcome summer.

The free events, the first on May 18, are basically exceptionally fun farmers’ markets held on five Saturday afternoons during the spring, summer and fall at Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters at 1 Hacker Way.

Each with different themes, the festivals all feature a farmers market, food trucks, live music, a kids zone, artisans and crafts, craft beer and cocktails, educational expos and more. They are a fundraiser for various local charities and an extension of Facebook’s broader effort to address food insecurity and the lack of access to fresh, affordable, organic foods in local communities.

See the flyer below for event dates and themes.

Beyond the festivals, the company also sponsors the Facebook Community Mobile Market that visits Menlo Park and East Palo Alto every Sunday (excluding holiday weekends) to serve affordable and organic food.  You can view other efforts by the company to address this issue in the Facebook Community Website events calendar, which also includes events benefiting education, youth, community and animals.