The City of Palo Alto announces the 91st Annual May Fête Children’s Parade


The City of Palo Alto announces the 91st Annual May Fête Children’s Parade on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in downtown Palo Alto. Northern California’s oldest and largest children’s parade begins at 10 a.m. at the corner of Emerson Street and University Avenue.

This year’s theme, “What Will You Discover!” celebrates the finding of that special activity or talent that is a child’s “spark” that unleashes their energy and joy.

While pre-registration for youth groups has passed, individual kids who show up by 9:30a.m. the morning of the parade and march in the Kids on Parade category.

The morning will be filled with spirited 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.

The Palo Alto Weekly judges the float contest, giving out prizes in several categories in this fun-filled friendly competition. Following the parade, join the Palo Alto Recreation Foundation and Palo Alto Kiwanis Club for the May Fete Fair, the annual celebratory fair with food, music and games at Heritage Park immediately following the Parade until 1pm.

For more information please call 650-463-4921 or visit us online at

This exciting event is presented by the City of Palo Alto Recreation Division and is sponsored by the Palo Alto Weekly, Palo Alto Recreation Foundation, Hobee’s of California, University Art, Stanford Park Nannies, Insurance by Allied Arts, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Palo Alto Sport Shop & Toy World.