Rainy weekend won't stop Twin Cities events

6:38 AM, May 4, 2013   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - Time has come time to just get on with it.

Mother Nature clearly has won the war, so let's just fight the battles in which we can prevail.

"We expect about 70 thousand people to attend the Cinco De Mayo celebration on the West Side of St. Paul," organizer Beth Pinkney said of the weekend celebration Friday night.

Yes the party will go on starting Saturday morning for the holiday and before you grump, recall it rained last year for the same fiesta.

Things get started on the West Side on Saturday at 8am with a run, the parade follows at 10am.

Same goes for the walk that funds the Humane Society's five area locations.

"It's going to happen rain, shine, snow, whatever. We can't be afraid of the weather because the animals still need our help," AHS spokeswoman Katie Nelsen said Friday.

As many as ten thousand people are expected at the Animal Walk fundraiser at Wirth Park on Saturday morning at 10am.

It too was able to happen last year after a good bout of rain and clouds.

A third guest unafraid to be freed from winter's death grip Saturday is the St. Paul Farmer's Market.

"We decided we wanted to do what is best for the customer," Jack Gerten, director of the market said.

No matter if it's snowing come daybreak the St. Paul Farmer's market will open Saturday, a week late, but better late than never.

Also on tap this weekend is the MS Walk at Minnehaha Park; that too will happen rain or shine.

The annual Mayday parade and party at Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis is also scheduled for Sunday. Last year rain postponed that parade but so far, as of Friday night, the parade will go on as scheduled this year.

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