Rainbows rule Bristol - it's Pride 2017!

Pride is also a protest against the discrimination the LGBT+ community faces. Credit: ITV West Country

Thousands of people paraded through Bristol today as part of the region's largest pride event. Bristol Pride celebrates people from the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

The event has been running for eight years and is one of the only free Pride events in the country.

The parade started in Castle Park at 11am on Saturday, winding through the city centre and ending at the Harbourside where the rest of the days activities take place.

There's music and entertainment all afternoon, evening and well into the night with naughties band Busted headlining on the main stage.

Organiser Daryn Carter says he's been overwhelmed with this year's turnout.

Around 6,000 people marched in parade with many more lining the streets and joining the events which will run into tomorrow.

The parade welcomes all! Credit: ITV West Country
The sky was full of rainbows today. Credit: ITV West Country
And even if you didn't see it - you could probably hear it! Credit: ITV West Country