Today’s celebration of the 2013 Foyle Pride Festival in Londonderry was expected to be its “biggest celebration yet”.
Now in its 20th year, the parade was first staged in the city in 1993.
Foyle Pride Chairperson Joe Carlin told the BBC: “This is going to be a real rainbow within the City of Culture.
“The six day festival was a massive family filled event and Saturday is going to be a fantastic ending.
“Painting the Free Derry Corner is iconic. We have people from everywhere enjoying the city and that is the reason why we are on the street.
“There is certainly a lot more glitter being used for this year’s festival.”