Some 80 schools were represented with a fantastic variety of tableaux, floats and costumes.
The parade started at the northern end of the North Laine, with the weather holding – if a touch blowy at times.
Click on play below to view a gallery of pictures taken by Julia Claxton:
The youngsters, their teachers, parents and supporters made their way along crowd-lined New Road and East Street to Madeira Drive accompanied by music and samba drum beats.
The Argus is publishing an 8-page souvenir picture special in the paper on Tuesday.