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Meet Us on Miller for MillerFest!

Rain or Shine! Celebrate Miller Avenue's completion with your neighbors, local merchants and city officials on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Join us at the Civic Parking lot (411 Miller Ave – across from Whole Foods) from 12 noon to 4 pm as we celebrate the new street, with a ribbon cutting ceremony, live performances, walking and bike tours, music and lots of fun for the whole family.

“The City is thrilled to celebrate the completion of the streetscape project,” Mayor Jessica Sloan said. “Our goals were to create a multi modal thoroughfare that works for everyone, to enhance the commercial area, and to protect the environment, all while staying aligned with Mill Valley’s small town values. As a community we should be exceptionally proud of this accomplishment.”

The purpose of MillerFest is to celebrate the completion of the Miller Avenue Streetscape Project and thank all those involved over the years, educate folks about the new safety, ecological, and multimodal transit improvements on Miller Avenue, and to encourage the community to support the local Miller Ave businesses.

Here are some highlights of the event:

  • Live music from “Loose with the Truth” - a San Francisco Bay Area band in the spirit of The Grateful Dead.
  • Beer Garden presented by Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce & Fort Point Beer Co
  • Food from Antone’s East Coast Subs, Extreme Pizza , Swirl and Whole Foods
  • Activities with Marin Theater Company 
  • Miller Avenue nature walks with Mill Valley Parks
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
  • Bounce House
  • History Walk with Mill Valley Historical Society
  • Walking Boot Camp with Mill Valley Recreation
  • Bike decorating contest 
  • Group bike ride with Safe Routes to Schools
  • Face painting provided by the Girl Scouts
  • Bike maintenance station by Tam Bikes
  • Free Pedicab rides provided by Vanguard Properties & 4LEAF
  • Bike parking by Marin County Bike Coalition
  • Other partners include: Golden Gate Transit •PG&E, Clean Mill Valley, Emergency Preparedness Commission, Parks & Recreation Commission, Arts Commission, Bike And Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Marin Municipal Water District, Golden Gate Transit, Marin Transit

Outing Schedule:

 TimeOuting 
12:30 - 1:00 Miller Avenue History Walk Lead by Mill Valley Historical Society 
1:00 - 1:30Miller Avenue Nature HikeLead by Tony Boyd, Mill Valley Parks Supervisor
1:30 - 2:00Miller Ave Free Boot Camp! Lead by Coach Tilda 
3:00 - 3:30Miller Ave Family Fun Ride Lead by Safe Routes to Schools 
   

Stage Schedule

On Stage Time 
Loose With The Truth12:00 pm  
Happy Feet Dance School
1:55 pm
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
2:00 pm 
Bike Decorating Contest Winners 
2:45 pm 
Announce the Start of the Bike Train
2:55 pm 
Loose With The Truth
3:00 pm


The Miller Avenue Streetscape Project included major improvements on 1.8 miles of Miller Ave from Almonte to Sunnyside.  Improvements covered elements both above and below ground – from sewers to streetlights. Funding for the improvements came from several sources, with the majority from Measure A, administered by the Transportation Authority of Marin.

Bike and pedestrian enhancements included continuous buffered bike lanes, flashing pedestrian crossings at the Evergreen and Reed and Creek/Valley Circle intersections, wide sidewalks and curb extensions, a new boardwalk connecting Downtown and the Presidio Avenue neighborhood, and a new bridge connecting to the Multi-Use Pathway.

Environmental upgrades involved drainage improvements, landscaping and rain gardens. Infrastructure improvements included new street realignment, ADA Improvements, new curbs, gutters and sidewalks, new paving and restriping, sewer repair and utility upgrades. New design elements incorporated new lighting, signage, new benches, bike racks and trash cans.

We look forward to seeing you there! 

Interested in volunteering for this event? (We can grant service hours for students who need them...) Contact us at lwalsh@cityofmillvalley.org or call 415-388-4863.