Celebrate Aberdeen returned to the city today for its sixth year.
The annual event, which celebrates the work of the third sector, features a packed schedule of athletics races, a charity parade and musical performances throughout the city centre.
Musical performances will be held throughout the weekend in Union Terrace Gardens, Aberdeen Central Library, Bon Accord Centre, Trinity Centre and Union Square and on The Green, St Nicholas Street and the roof garden above the St Nicholas Centre.
Runners taking part in the Union Street Mile kicked off the show before the parade- starring a wide range of different charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups – descended on the busy main street.
The parade was captured by lawyer Sheila Ritchie, who was enjoying the festivities.
Local business woman Morven Mackenzie, who is the driving force behind Celebrate Aberdeen, said: “So many people come together to make Celebrate Aberdeen happen. It really is quite incredible and a truly wonderful experience. Each year we are touched by the number of people who want to get involved.
“We are grateful to have this opportunity to showcase Aberdeen’s third sector by way of the parade. Charities often help us through our most difficult times and for many it is a constant struggle for funds to keep providing these crucial services.
“Providing a platform for them to make their voices heard is one way to help, and many forge valuable links with local businesses as a result of being involved in Celebrate Aberdeen.
“We are also really excited to show off all the local talent in the city and celebrate all the great things that go on in Aberdeen.
“There is so much to be proud of in our city, from our charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations and the people who keep them going, to the talented local performers and groups.”