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PACfest, A Family-Friendly Fiesta At Palo Alto College

Palo Alto College

Now in its 10th year, today's PACfest at Palo Alto College is a free family-friendly event that  offers games for kids, and has plenty of music for everyone.

PACfest is one of the few Fiesta events that offers no alcoholic beverages, and PACfest Co-chair Carmen Velasquez said it provides plenty of opportunities for families to enjoy themselves.

"Local favorites are Pop Pistol, and that is an all-male band, and then we have another one, Heather Goes Psycho, and it's a female band, kind of Indy rock. At 5:30 we have Bombasta, and they're kind of a salsa band, and our headliner, which starts at 7:30, will be Jay Perez," she said.

PACfest is Thursday only from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and is the last event before the Battle of Flowers Parade – which means the kids will be out of school and can stay up later.

Other activities for the kids include science games created by the STEM club, which is aimed at giving younger kids a chance to see what STEM is all about - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

All the money raised at PACfest goes to student organizations and scholarships.

Eileen Pace is a veteran radio and print journalist with a long history of investigative and feature reporting in San Antonio and Houston, earning more than 50 awards for investigative reporting, documentaries, long-form series, features, sports stories, outstanding anchoring and best use of sound.