Fireworks light up the sky over the Humber River during the official opening of Hull's tenure as UK City of Culture.
The UK City of Culture celebrations were launched this afternoon in the city centre, where films and animations were projected on to some of Hull's most famous landmarks, including the Maritime Museum, City Hall and Ferens Art Gallery.
The event, called Made In Hull was held at several locations around the Old Town.
This evening a crowd of 25,000 people will flock to the Marina and Victoria Pier to watch a massive fireworks display called In With A Bang.
New plans have been revealed for a 350-seater open air venue in Hull.
Stage @ The Dock at the city's historic Central Dry Dock forms part of the preparations for the 2017 UK City of Culture celebrations.
Plans for a new 3,500 seater entertainment venue for Hull have moved a step closer.
Hull City Council's agreed to put more than £36m towards building the venue on disused land behind Princes Quay.
It is hoped it will attract international music acts and sports events, as well as creating five hundred jobs.
The complex, dubbed Hull Venue, is due to open in 2018.