The return of the Flitwick Carnival after a 14-year break brought the town out to party.
About 3,000 people attended the fun day which featured a parade, stalls, arena displays and even a red Routemaster bus converted to a bar.
Flitwick Town Council took on the job of organising the day – the first carnival it has hosted.
Town clerk Carol Carter said: “It was a real community event with everybody celebrating together.
“We have had such good feedback from the town about how fantastic it was, the council staff who worked together to arrange it, led by Sarah Dempsey and Stacey Lockey, can be proud of themselves.”
The day started with the countries-of-the-world themed parade, inspired by the World Cup, followed by arena events and stalls in The Millennium Park.
Mrs Carter said: “While a big thanks goes to the team, which worked all day, right up to litter picking at the end, it was also the all the residents and others who came that made it such a success.
“Some of the councillors helped out on the day, rattling buckets during the parade and manning stalls, and the Deputy Mayor Marke Waites did a fantastic job organising the arena displays and the band which played on through the evening.
“We had our debrief meeting on Tuesday, and we are now planning next year’s event!”