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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Coming Up: 87th Annual May Fête Children’s Parade in Palo Alto

I love a small-town parade. And while Palo Alto may not be that small a town, the parade seems like just my thing.

The 87th Annual May Fête Children’s Parade on Saturday, May 2 in downtown Palo Alto. This is apparently Northern California’s oldest and largest children’s parade (though I wonder how much competition for that title there is...).

It begins at 10 a.m. at the corner of Emerson Street and University Avenue, and the theme is “Dream Green.” You can expect entertainment from local high school and junior high school marching bands, decorated hand-pulled floats, and thousands of children marching, skating, cycling, tumbling, and strolling through downtown Palo Alto.

After the parade, join Partners in Education for food, music, and games at the 7th Annual Partners Town Fair at Addison School until 1 p.m.

The parade is sponsored by the City of Palo Alto Recreation, the Palo Alto Weekly and the Palo Alto Recreation Foundation.

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