Despite the dreary weather, families came out to the sixth annual international Kite Festival on the weekend, presented by the Parksville Lions Club.
Saturday afternoon saw a small crowd of enthusiastic kids, all standing by in their rain coats to see if their name would be drawn for the Teddy Bear Drop.
Although the wind and rain made it a bit difficult to catch the parachuting bears, kids had a great time chasing them down.
Names drawn indicated most kids at the event were visiting from out of town.
A number of food and craft vendors also braved the weather under tents and tarps.