Tens of thousands of party lovers lined the streets during the biggest ever Leeds West Indian Carnival.
The 46th annual event was the biggest since its launch, according to organisers.
Arthur France, carnival founder, said: “In the 46 years since Leeds Carnival started, this is our biggest turn out yet – over 150,000.
“We are absolutely delighted that we were able to share the joy of carnival with all its colour and spectacle with so many people.
“It has been a fantastic day made even better by glorious weather that showcased the costumes at their best.”
Spokeswoman Susan Pitter said: “It was the best and certainly the biggest Leeds Carnival that we have had on record. We really couldn’t be more pleased. The sun shone and the costumes were fabulous.”
Plans are already under way for next year’s carnival.
Susan added: “Now it’s all about starting to plan for 2014.
“The planning starts today and we need to keep the momentum going.
“All of the organisers volunteer their time and it is all done out of love, passion and good will.”
Speaking about her highlight of the carnival, Susan said: “For me it was when all of the costumes come together and having the sun shining and seeing everyone so happy and proud.”
Thousands of hours of stitching and sewing went into creating the costumes for the main parade, which travelled through Chapeltown, starting at Potternewton Park at 2pm on the bank holiday Monday.
The carnival Prince and Princess were chosen at a ceremony at the Leeds West Indian Centre earlier this year.
Shaliece Moore, 12, from Leeds, was the carnival’s princess and Reece Booth from Leeds was the carnival prince.
The costume competition recognised the biggest troupe as the Masqueraders of the Deep by Leeds designers Anony-mas.
The best troupe went to Carnival Colours by Leeds-born designer Gail Claxton.
Originally launched in 1967 as a cure for Caribbean homesickness, the event now attracts thousands of people.
Carnival day began at Potternewton Park, where visitors could enjoy Caribbean snacks and entertainment.
The King and Queen Show was held on Friday evening and the programme of events also included the Calypso Monarch Show, when musicians battle it out at the West Indian Centre.
For more information about the festival, visit: www.leedscarnival.co.uk