After what seemed like an eternity with no precipitation, most of the metro was treated to a good soaking on Saturday. Would the rain keep crowds away from outdoor events? Not necessarily, because most went off without a hitch.
The only event negatively impacted by the weather was the Offutt Air Show. The low clouds made viewing any the planes impossible.
But other outdoor events went on as scheduled, whether it was because there was no make-up date available or the organizers were certain the crowds would show up. It just goes to show that some events are bigger than the weather.
The Riverfront Wine Festival was forced to move to Stinson Park last year and it returned to Aksarben Village for 2012. Sixty-three wineries brought hundreds of different wines to fill thousands of glasses. It's something Daryl Jensen has been looking forward to and she wasn't going to let the weather change her plans. “I love wine and I wasn't going to let the rain ruin my day."
Seems at the Riverfront Wine Festival no one let the rain ruin the day. Umbrellas were everywhere, beneath them the wine and the festival-goers. "My friend Daryl had plans to come here and I just planned to hang out with Daryl today so I kind of came here on a whim, just impromptu," said Kaitlin Thomas.
In Dundee, music took center stage and the rhythm was infectious. Dundee Days has been a part of the community as long as anyone can remember. Organizers said because of the complex scheduling involved there was no make-up date for the festival.
If the weather gets severe the event is canceled, but Saturday's rain was light for the most part so Dundee Days went on as scheduled.
"You just have to roll with it and that's what we've done," said Cortney Edwards. "We've adjusted accordingly. It's just been a little bit of rain and no one is scared of that. We were fortunate in that way."