DAYLESFORD’S main street was an explosion of colour during this weekend’s Chillout Street Parade.
Thousands of people lined Vincent Street to watch one of the main attractions of the four-day Chillout Festival.
This year marked the 15th Chillout Festival, the biggest and longest running gay pride event in regional Australia.
Organisers hailed the parade as one of the biggest and best ever, but are still tallying final figures for the mammoth event.
Parade director Natalie Moynihan said the weekend’s sunny skies had contributed to the success of this year’s festival.
“The parade was wonderful,” she said.
“The street was filled with people, we had thousands, maybe up to 5000 people.”
Ms Moynihan said a drumming group from Freemantle in Western Australia was a hit with the crowd.
“They’re were just amazing,” she said.
“They just went crazy and the crowd loved them. It was insane.”
For more on the Chillout Festival see tomorrow's Hepburn Advocate.