Monday, November 20th

Rain and thunder couldn't stop the Karner Blue Festival from filling downtown Black River Falls to the brim with people from all around June 30-July 1.

The whole event kicked off with a Paddle in the Park at Lunda Park, helped by the Friends of the Black River, where adults and children packed in what was for many their first attempt at kayaking.

That was quickly followed up by the Miss BRF contest where Bella Cowles’ coronation was sped up a bit by impending storms.

When the weather calmed down later that night the sky was brought to life with a fireworks explosion to end the first day of the festival.

Day two started with a half-marathon and a bustling downtown full of classic cars and craft vendors, everything wrapped up with a parade that started at the high school and cruised down Main Street.