Hundreds of people flocked to the streets of Calne in celebration of the town's first-ever Pride event.

Calne Pride 2024 took place on Saturday, June 1, in Calne's town centre and was a sight to behold as local businesses, charities and locals all came out in force to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.

The event included non-stop singing and dancing, food and drink, games and stalls, a red arrows flyover, a parade and of course no shortage of rainbow flags.

"It was great to see so many members of the community coming together to be part of the parade in the town centre before the main event held in the Calne Recreation Ground," said a spokesperson for Calne Neighbourhood Police, which proudly attended the event.

"The crowd enjoyed a variety of live music acts, and were even treated to Red Arrows flypast.

"We’re all looking forward to being part next year’s Calne Pride."

The event, which marked the first of its kind in Calne, was the result of months of preparation.

The Calne Pride Committee have been working since October 2023 to make this celebration happen, and say they can't wait to bring the event back once more in 2025.

Several Pride events are now annual occurrences in Wiltshire towns, including Swindon, and last year saw thousands visit Chippenham for the town’s first Pride march.