College is having the Fest time at 50 years old

Park Fest music festival at Boston's Central Park. EMN-150629-151009001
Park Fest music festival at Boston's Central Park. EMN-150629-151009001

More than 7,000 people flocked to Central Park at the weekend for a celebration of 50 years of education in the town.

Boston College held Park Fest on Saturday to celebrate its milestone with a mixture of entertainment or all ages and family groups.

Park Fest music festival at Boston's Central Park. Members of Traditional Karate Academy Boston. EMN-150629-150850001

Park Fest music festival at Boston's Central Park. Members of Traditional Karate Academy Boston. EMN-150629-150850001

Boston College marketing manager and event organiser Katrina Gilbert said: “BC Park Fest was a huge success with over 7,000 people attending throughout the day.

“It was brilliant to see so many people of all ages enjoying the event and of course, we were so lucky to have such great weather.

“It has been overwhelming to receive such fantastic feedback from the general public and the local businesses that attended the event.

“ Boston College is proud to have had such a positive impact on people’s lives over the last 50 years and this was a great way to celebrate its success with the community.”

Park Fest music festival at Boston's Central Park. L-R Joshua Khan 4, Camilla Suri 11, Shawn Suri 8 and Aharon Suri 9 in the Teaching and Learning Early Years & School crafts marquee. EMN-150629-150901001

Park Fest music festival at Boston's Central Park. L-R Joshua Khan 4, Camilla Suri 11, Shawn Suri 8 and Aharon Suri 9 in the Teaching and Learning Early Years & School crafts marquee. EMN-150629-150901001

She said all the businesses that attended were local and were also pleased with the event.

They included a strawberries and cream stand by Tina’s Tribute, To the Moon and Back, Baby be beautiful and Totally Sweets.

Park Fest music festival at Boston's Central Park. Front L-R Billy Berry 10, Liam Jacklin 12, Albert Berry 12, Cameron Jacklin 10. Back L-R Andy Dodson, Tony Grove, Maxine Dodson, Jacqui Jacklin. Of Boston. EMN-150629-150912001

Park Fest music festival at Boston's Central Park. Front L-R Billy Berry 10, Liam Jacklin 12, Albert Berry 12, Cameron Jacklin 10. Back L-R Andy Dodson, Tony Grove, Maxine Dodson, Jacqui Jacklin. Of Boston. EMN-150629-150912001

Park Fest music festival at Boston's Central Park. EMN-150629-150935001

Park Fest music festival at Boston's Central Park. EMN-150629-150935001

Park Fest music festival at Boston's Central Park. L-R Tina Rutherford, Brian Harley, Tracey Bagley of Tina's Trubutes selling strawberries. EMN-150629-151020001

Park Fest music festival at Boston's Central Park. L-R Tina Rutherford, Brian Harley, Tracey Bagley of Tina's Trubutes selling strawberries. EMN-150629-151020001

Park Fest music festival at Boston's Central Park. Bullet Tooth of Boston entertaining the crowds. EMN-150629-150923001

Park Fest music festival at Boston's Central Park. Bullet Tooth of Boston entertaining the crowds. EMN-150629-150923001

Park Fest music festival at Boston's Central Park. L-R Anita Wright of Boston, Dee Woolley of Essex, Bob Tamplin of Boston, Shirley Tamplin of Boston. EMN-150629-150946001

Park Fest music festival at Boston's Central Park. L-R Anita Wright of Boston, Dee Woolley of Essex, Bob Tamplin of Boston, Shirley Tamplin of Boston. EMN-150629-150946001

Park Fest music festival at Boston's Central Park. Adam Hardstaff of Boston on the Introducing Stage. EMN-150629-151031001

Park Fest music festival at Boston's Central Park. Adam Hardstaff of Boston on the Introducing Stage. EMN-150629-151031001