It didn’t matter that the skies weren’t sunny — the city supported it and the people came.

Several thousand Calgarians enjoyed the sights and sounds yesterday of the Bow Flow, a free Memorial Drive festival, and according to Ward 7 Ald. Druh Farrell, the festival was bigger and better than the year before.

“The organization did an exceptional job organizing it and were able to put together an exceptional festival for Calgarians to enjoy,” Farrell said.

Calgarians enjoyed free bike tune-ups, live bands, and aerobics and fitness classes at the event that saw part of Memorial Drive and 7th Street closed.

“We know more and more Calgarians are staying in the city for their summers and large numbers of Calgarians like to go to festivals, so it’s nice to have something like this,” Farrell said.

Ward 11 Ald. Brian Pincott couldn’t be at the event but is a proud supporter.

“This event is certainly a way for Calgarians to enjoy their river and their downtown, and I’m definitely going to be going next year,” he said.