A record-breaking Pride weekend kicked off with plenty of sunshine and spectacular celebrations.

About 160,000 people joined the parade on the streets and for the party in Preston Park, making it the biggest the city has seen - and organisers dubbed it "the best Brighton Pride ever".

The floats which travelled from Madeira Drive to Preston Park included a giant wedding cake, a lorry carrying Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus, a giant floating red heart and fire engines covered in rainbow flags.

Police estimated about 56,000 people arrived in Brighton by train on Saturday.

The total estimated number of revellers was ten thousand more than last year’s 150,000 figure. The party in Preston Park was as packed as ever with hardly a patch of spare grass for people to rest their dancing feet.

Judith Manson, Pride's fundraising manager, said: "It has been the most amazing day, we couldn't have asked for a better Pride 2010.

"Thanks to everyone involved and for coming to what has been the best Brighton Pride ever.

"The parade and park have exceeded all of our expectations."

We will be publishing a special souvenir edition of The Argus tomorrow, featuring 24 pages of pictures from today s parade.

More pictures will appear in another 24-page supplement in Monday s paper.

Visit theargus.co.uk/competitions/pride/ to preorder your Monday special editions and have them delivered for only £2.99 (49p of each package goes to Pride), plus find out how to win the ultimate Brighton weekend.

Alternatively text PRIDE and your email address to 8060 to receive an email reminder and a booking link on Monday. Details of how to buy pictures will be included in tomorrow's and Monday's supplements.

Click on play to look back at our Brighton Pride liveblog.