For the first time in the history of the festival, rain scattered over the 65th Fiesta Flambeau Parade forcing people to seek cover. Luckily there were gazebos and portable canopies set up around the area that people could huddle under for shelter. The canopy shade gave them the chance to wait out the storm so that the parade could continue.
The San Antonio festival is something that locals and even people from out of state wait for all year and they were not willing to leave because of the rain. In spite of their resistance, the parade had to end a bit earlier than expected because of the weather.
It seems like this type of weather is very rare for Texas, especially this time of year so most of those attending the parade were probably unprepared. It was lucky that people were able to take shelter under pop-up shade canopies but it is not possible for a parade like this to continue under such wet conditions. At least people that came to see the parade were able to witness the first half of the event until later in the evening when the storm began and everything was shut down.