Schools from across the Northampton area joined with carnival troupes from across the country to bring magic to the streets of the town.
With the theme 15 Years of Creating Magic the carnival parade showed off weeks of work creating costumes and decorating floats.
Participants included Bridgewater, Spring Boroughs and Pattishall Primary Schools, Royal & Derngate theatre, the Umbrella Fair, and the Bolivian Corporales San Simon.
The procession started and finished at The Racecourse and followed a route through the town centre, along Wellingborough Road and back up Abington Avenue then Abington Grove before coming down Kettering Road to enter the Racecourse at The Pavilion.
Dave Ikin took pictures.