Slideshow: May Fête Parade honors resilience of Palo Alto youth


Palo Alto Dance Team members Bella Daly and Victoria Senderzon perform their routine while the Pep Band plays Stevie Wonder’s “Sir Duke”. The team and Paly’s band participated in the May Fete Parade on Saturday, and for many of the participating students, it was their first time in the parade. “It was a super fun experience,” Daly said. “I really had a great time and it was kind of our last big event of the year. It was a nice way to end.” (Photo: Daniel Garepis-Holland)

Palo Altans are praising the city’s May Fête Parade & Fair, which returned on Saturday to University Avenue after a two year absence caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the theme of “What emPowers You?” it celebrated the strength of the Palo Alto youth during the pandemic and the sustainability of the Earth. Local community organizations of Palo Alto marched through downtown and set up booths in the fair. Among these groups were the Palo Alto school bands, first-responders, and various other clubs. See pictures of the event in the slideshow above.

Cover photo taken by Daniel Garepis-Holland.