A Rainy Day Three for Tall Ships Festival

By KBJR News 1

July 27, 2013 Updated Jul 27, 2013 at 7:08 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com)-- It's a dreary, rainy day three for the Duluth Tall Ships Festival, but the weather didn't stop tourists and locals from viewing and boarding the historic sea vessels.

Nine ships sailed their way into Duluth Thursday afternoon; officials estimate that close to 250,000 people will head down to the harbor to see the ships when it's all said and done.

Saturday, Canal Park hosted a wide variety of musical acts, food vendors, and other ship related entertainment.

And while parking is packed in Canal Park, tourists and locals are finding ways to make it down to the lake, and having some fun doing it.

"What we decided to do to get down here was to take the Duluth city bus," said Marylin Borich of Duluth. "It's worked out beautifully. We live in Lakeside so we're on a main bus route so we've been able to get from here to there no problem and it's actually been pretty fun."

The festival continues Sunday. The ships are scheduled to depart midday on Monday.