Rain, shine, or snow, nothing will stop Sunday night's big Tricentennial kickoff bash at Hemisfair, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Right now the forecast is for cold weather, but talk of preceipitation Sunday night has been removed from the forecast. The low Sunday night is expected to be a chilly 29 degrees.
"Celebrate 300 is a rain or shine event," the Tricentennial Commission said today.
The Commission has already taken steps to guard against the possibility of ice, like moving the Ferris wheel to a 'firmer, street surface on Alamo Street.'
“The Tricentennial Commission is eager and excited to ring in our commemorative year and we are all working diligently to plan for inclement weather,” said Carlos Contreras, interim Executive Director of the Tricentennial Commission. “To ensure that Celebrate 300 is a an enjoyable experience, everyone should personally prepare for cold and potentially wet weather by wearing the proper outerwear and footwear.”
The free New Year's Eve bash includes concerts, food booths, games, art shows, and live theatrical performances. The idea is to kick off a year of the city's 300th birthday celebrations, culminating in May with the anniversary of the city's creation by Spanish government officials on May 1, 1718.