Dancers and drummers from Batala Portsmouth Band got revellers in the mood for Bishop’s Waltham Carnival.
The heavy rain soon gave way to glorious sunshine in The Square where more than 1,000 people enjoyed looking at classic cars and browsing the dozens of stalls.
Bishop’s Waltham Rotary Club has used the event to raise money for local and international good causes for the past 23 years.
Peter Clarke is one of the organisers.
He said of Saturday’s festival: ‘The Batala were absolutely fantastic. It’s the third time they have opened the day for us. It certainly gets the carnival atmosphere going.
‘We had a classic car cavalcade of 50 vehicles which was great.
‘It was a soggy start to the day but the sun came out and it was lovely day. We probably had fewer people than usual but that’s because there were lots of other events going on so I still think we did very well.’