THOUSANDS of people made the most of the surprise sunshine this weekend at Oxford's FloFest.

The annual community event attracted people of all ages to come together and enjoy the sunny weather, with a drink, games and performances on stage.

The volunteer-run event was bigger and better than ever with more than 6,000 reportedly enjoying the fun.

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One of the core organisers Sara Reevell said: "It has gone better than expected. It is just bigger, more beautiful and has been more successful this year with lots more community involvement.

"Lots of people have given their time and skills, and it has been fantastic.

"There has been this sort of natural, organic growth each year and we have been trying to encourage more community involvement, plus we have lucked out with the weather."

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Florence Park, in East Oxford, was bursting with families and community groups getting stuck in to all sorts of fun and games for the seventh edition of the community event.

On one side of the park there was the main stage hosting performers such as Brickwork Lizards, The Owl Light Trio, and Collision Theory.

Pegasus Theatre were on hand to offer drama and dance classes, plus puppet making workshop, and a print workshop with Fusion Arts.

There was a variety stage for local singers, dancers, poets, comedians, and more, plus a reggae and dance hall area.

Many residents and their four-legged friends also got stuck in to the FlowFest Dog Show with categories such as 'waggiest tail' and 'cutest puppy'.

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Moving in to the evening the event hosted GloFest for the second year running, as the paid-for branch of the event, which helps raise funds for the main day-time festival each year.

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Ms Reevell, who was core organiser with Alan Brown and Abi Simmons, plus a 60-strong team of others, added: "It is a lovely way for local community groups, big or small, to get out and each year more people get involved.

"That is what is important to us, it started as a free event to celebrate the park which has just grown. We love it."