Families flocked for Huntingdon Riverside Gala on Saturday to enjoy an afternoon of music and activities.

David Loose and son William on the Penny FarthingsDavid Loose and son William on the Penny Farthings

The event, which took place on Saturday at the Riverside park was opened by the mayor of Huntingdon Councillor Sarah Gifford.

Throughout the day entertainment included arena displays by Cambridgeshire Poliec Amature Boxing Club, Deb’s Zumba, Spiderman and Elsa, Generations Dance Academy, Huntingdon gym club, Cambridge Dynamite cheerleaders, Blue vision Twirlers and Michelle Gauci School of DANCE.

The gala started off as a platform to help charities showcase themselves and raise money but the event has since grown into a fun-filled day of entertainment for children.

There was a dog show ran by Wood Green, the animal chairity based in Godmanchester.

Riverside GalaRiverside Gala

There was also a Time Truck archaeology display, including finds from the A14 upgrade and on the MusicStreet stage featuring a host of performers throughout the event.

Organising committee member, Malcolm Lyons said: “The day went really well. The music stage was a big success and I everyone seemed to be having a good time.

“Everything went smoothly and it was great to have so much variety there. The main reason that I like to organise these events is to help good causes like Magpas a platform to raise some money and get some exposure.”