THOUSANDS braved some unsettled weather for the beginning of Swanage Carnival Week.
Saturday (July 29) saw the streets lined with people and attractions for the event, which this year has the theme, Under the Sea.
And while some downpours brought the feel of the water to the shore, it did little to dampen spirits as events got underway.
Among them was the Fire Engine Pull, sponsored by The Black Swan Inn, won by Swanage Rugby Club.
Meanwhile, more physical efforts were on show in the We’re a Knockout competition, sponsored by Sydenhams. Top prize there was won by the team from Swanage Fire Station.
Music, entertainment and more continued long into the night, and on Sunday, another full programme took place, including the carnival procession.
Events continue throughout the week, to Saturday, August 5. For full details and programme information, log on to swanagecarnival.com, or download the official app.