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News - April 28, 2023

Around Town

by Palo Alto Weekly staff

MERRY MAY FETE! ... Now in its 99th year, the Palo Alto May Fete Parade is days away. Running under the theme of "Empowering Wellness through Community," the beloved tradition is scheduled for Saturday, May 6, at 10 a.m. The children's parade runs downtown, beginning at University Avenue and Emerson Street, then turning right on Waverley Street before ending at Heritage Park. Community groups are invited to register to march in the parade, which in the past has showcased local schools, nonprofits and dance and musical groups (some of whom have created floats). The city also has created a Friends, Family and Pets category for people who don't have a group but would like to participate in the parade. Afterward, the Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto plans to hold a fair until 1 p.m. at Heritage Park, where attendees can visit booths featuring over 30 community organizations; play children's games for a chance at prizes; and enjoy music performed by the bands at Greene Middle, Palo Alto High and Gunn High schools and Past Curfew. More information on the fair can be found at, where teens interested in becoming a volunteer can sign up (tasks include preparation, check-in, guiding groups to the staging area, holding a banner in the parade and clean-up). For additional details on the fair, email

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