BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW ) The Elmwood Avenue Festival Of The Arts hosted tens of thousands of people over the weekend. Visitors enjoyed all that the festival had to offer, including great weather.
Festival goer Elizabeth Lewin told us, "I didn't come last year because it got rained out, and ironically this year the Allentown Festival kinda got rained out, so you know we were worried that we wouldn't have a great festival, but God was on our side this year so it turned out well.
In fact, weather experts say that this summer some slight changes in the temperatures have gone a long way to help event like the Elmwood Avenue Festival.
According to the National Weather Service, this summer temperatures are approximately 2 degrees above normal. While that may not seem like alot, when you're talking over three months it is quite significant. Temperatures last summer were about 2 degrees below normal.
This summer could be one of the warmest spring-summer periods in the last 140 years. The 1st warmest was back in 1991.
The nice weather was welcomed by vendors at the Festival, including Tracy Pameri. She saw a steady stream of customers. "The weather is amazing. We're lucky to be on the end. We got a great cross breeze, so we're staying cool."
The 11th annual event was staged from West Ferry to Lafayette on Elmwood Avenue, bringing thousands into the Elmwood Village. Local artists, musicians, vendors, and cultural organizations offered much for visitors. The area for children included hands on arts and crafts, including free face painting. The event concluded at 5pm Sunday after a festive parade.
Channel 7 joined Spree Magazine as co-sponsor of the event.