In pictures - Amazing scenes at Harrogate's Pride in Diversity festival 2019

Harrogate's biggest celebration of diversity and the LGBT community moved and inspired in equal measure when it returned for a third glorious year on Saturday.

Monday, 17th June 2019, 12:02 pm
Picture: Gerard Binks

Montpellier became a beautiful sea of rainbows and colour as dozens of community groups, schools, campaigners and businesses stood shoulder to shoulder to take part in the Pride in Diversity festival parade, led by a 50-metre rainbow flag, an open-top bus, and an infectiously-vibrant marching band.

Montpellier Hill became a sea of colour and rainbows for the parade.
Valley Gardens was filled with live music and stalls from 12pm to after 6pm.
Young people enjoying the festival.
The chair of Pride in Diversity, Leonora Wassell, giving a speech about the importance of the festival.
The Mayor of the Borough of Harrogate, Coun Stuart Martin, and Mayoress April Martin, attended to show their support.
A scene from the parade.
Picture by Gerard Binks.
Police officers, firefighters and other emergency services representatives attended on the day.
Eve Peper and Lauren Atkinson before the parade. Picture: Gerard Binks.
Neve Deeley with her face paints. Picture: Gerard Binks.
Live music was a much-enjoyed element of the festival. Picture: Gerard Binks.
Pets embraced the festival too. Picture: Gerard Binks.
The parade makes its way to the festival in Valley gardens. Picture by Gerard Binks.
DJ Trev entertains the crowds. Picture: Gerard Binks.
Young people having fun at the festival. Picture: Gerard Binks.
Hundreds of Harrogate residents and visitors lined the streets to show their support for the parade. Picture: Gerard Binks.
Michael and 4 year old Saphire Fenton take a selfie. Picture: Gerard Binks.
Community groups and residents gather for the party in the park. Picture: Gerard Binks.
Police officers enjoying the festival. Picture: Gerard Binks.
More epic scenes from the parade. Picture: Gerard Binks.
The day was a fantastic celebration of diversity and inclusivity. Picture: Gerard Binks.
Financial Force group, one of the main sponsors, getting ready before the parade. Picture: Gerard Binks.
Picture: Gerard Binks.
Dance troupe Houriat, which translated means Sirens. Picture: Gerard Binks.
Six-year-old Florence Green amongst the giant plants in the valley gardens. Picture: Gerard Binks.
Picture: Gerard Binks.