Port Townsend: Rain on my parade? So what, say uptown denizens

PORT TOWNSEND — A little rain can dampen a parade, as Port Townsend residents found out Saturday.

A low-pressure weather system moved into the area around noon Saturday afternoon, about an hour before the Uptown Street Fair parade was set to begin.

A few visitors to the event, co-located with the Farmers Market, were wise to bring umbrellas to stay dry in the downpour.

Most people were left to get soaked or seek shelter under the awnings of businesses along Lawrence Street.

Turnout for the parade was, at most, a couple hundred.

Still, the parade — known for its ridiculous costumes — started right on time.

There were about a dozen entries in the event, which ran down Lawrence Street in front of businesses from Polk to Tyler street.

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