‘Spring Festival’ a community event for magnet school

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Fun for the whole family — and for a good cause.

LEAD Elementary in San Mateo, a magnet school focusing on literacy and the digital arts, is inviting County residents to its free-admission Spring Festival on Saturday, June 1, a school celebration that features live entertainment, food trucks, and a long list of fun children’s activities.

The festival runs from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school’s campus at 949 Ocean View Ave.

The event will begin with a Cascarones Kick-Off and end with a Color Wave Closing Ceremony, during which participants will be showered in colorful powder. In between, community members will enjoy performances by Island Boyz Mobile DJ and Folkloric & Peruvian Dancers and be able to choose from food trucks Waffle Amore, Camila’s Tacos and Kiss My Boba.

Community groups and organizations are coming out in full-force for the kids, including Science from Scientists, Playworks, the San Mateo Police Activities League, San Mateo firefighters, Newton Center, Teeny Maker Space, and San Mateo’s ‘Mobile Recreation’ van. Kids can also have their faces painted and enjoy games (pig race, duck pond, fish bowl etc.), a paper flower wall and more, all run by volunteers.

A festival raffle packs some truly hot prizes, especially given Disneyland’s new Star Wars-themed section and the Golden State Warriors’ ongoing NBA Finals run. Raffle participants can win Disneyland Hopper Passes, Warriors gear autographed by Shaun Livingston and a full truck junk removal from Junk King, among other prizes. All proceeds benefit the LEAD classrooms, library and PTA programs.