MORRIS DANCERS, street performers and musicians packed the streets of Holmfirth as the town's colourful festival parade got underway.
Hundreds of people watched in glorious sunshine as traditional dancing teams from across the country led a procession through the town to Victoria Park on Saturday.
The parade was one of the highlights of the 27th Holmfirth Folk Festival.
Belly dancers, clog steppers and sword dancers were among the groups taking part on a day spent demonstrating their routines to crowds around the town.
Earlier, visitors gathered at venues including the Old Bridge Hotel, Picturedrome, Parish Church and Civic Hall to enjoy the festival's vibrant atmosphere.
Street entertainers amused the crowds with their tricks, while musicians got the beat going with their foot-tapping tunes.
Bright costumes decorated with flowers, ribbons and bells were everywhere as people got into the festival spirit, while Punch and Judy, circus tricks and music workshops kept the children entertained.
The four-day festival boasted more than 40 different stage acts in the town.
Festival organiser Elaine Wood said: "It has been fantastic and we are delighted with the ticket sales.
"The festival brings a lot of people into Holmfirth and many come for the free dancing and pub music sessions which the festival provides.
"These sorts of traditions are worth protecting and supporting and we find Holmfirth is an ideal setting for our festival. People really enjoy coming here."