CARNIVAL 2004 has been and gone - and now the hard work starts for 2005.
Officials of Huddersfield Carnival have already started planning for next summer's event - the 21st.
And they hope to make it the most colourful and spectacular yet.
Carnival chairman Henry Cudjoe said: "It is getting bigger and bigger all the time, but we want to make next year extra-special because it is the 21st.
"We still want to keep the friendly, family atmosphere that has made Huddersfield carnivals so successful."
Saturday's event drew thousands to the parade and Greenhead Park, despite slightly unwelcoming weather.
The spectators saw performers such as spectacularly dressed 10-year-old Louisa Degale McKintosh, of Lockwood, the Junior Carnival Queen.
Mr Cudjoe added: "We get a lot of help from Kirklees Council and local firms, but we could always use more volunteers.
There is a lot to do for 2005."