The rain didn’t seem to bother the Qualicum Beach School of Dance performers during the Family Day parade in downtown Qualicum Beach on Saturday.

The rain didn’t seem to bother the Qualicum Beach School of Dance performers during the Family Day parade in downtown Qualicum Beach on Saturday.

Family Day fun in Qualicum Beach

Rain didn't dampen the spirit of those who participated

It was a wet family day in Qualicum Beach, but bubbles were still chased, ponies were still ridden, castles were still bounced in and the young dancers simply let the rain droplets slide right off them.

Families lined up along Second Avenue in Qualicum Beach, many ducking under awnings, to stay dry during the parade.  After a soggy walk to the civic centre fields, the rain let up briefly for some play time, which included a climbing wall, hula hooping, glitter tattoos and balloon animals. Dancing and singing also took place on the covered stage, and many sat under tents to watch the entertainment.

A mass exodus of the field seemed to happen around 2 p.m. following a downpour, but there were still lineups seen around the field, along with big smiles and wet, grassy bare feet accompanied by squeals of laughter.