East Palo Alto officials will kick off the Independence Day weekend today (Saturday) with a festival and a fireworks display to celebrate the city's 28th anniversary.
The community festival will be held at Bell Street Park, at University Avenue and Bell Street, between noon and 5 p.m. today. The city had also scheduled a parade from the Cesar Chavez Academy School, 2120 Euclid Ave., just before the festival.
Residents are also invited to attend a fireworks show at the Cesar Chavez Academy School after dark. Gates to the event will open at 7:30 p.m.
In addition to the planned events, residents will be able to swim at the YMCA for free today.
For more information, call 650-853-3187.