ORGANISERS of a Keighley Eid festival say there were "utterly amazed" at the public turnout.

Hundreds of people converged on Cliffe Castle Park for the event, organised by Safeguarding Through Communities and funded by Keighley Town Council.

A wide range of free entertainment and other attractions was on offer.

Popular DJ Saj Cobra performed.

There were appearances from singer Gubi Sandhu and rising talent YK, and Dhol drummers played.

Marshalls Amusements offered free access to a bungee trampoline, swing ride and inflatable activity centre.

Go Wild Outdoors staged soft archery, plus there was a tug of war and races, and a bubble station.

Arts and crafts activities included mask and bracelet making, painting and mini kite crafting.

Free henna stalls and face painting were on offer.

And food lovers could enjoy a selection of traditional Asian dishes, and a free chocolate fountain and special ice cream cart from the Cliffe Castle cafe.

Bradford Council's youth service had a stall, and West Yorkshire Police were in attendance with one of their vehicles on display and children's uniforms available for young visitors to try on.

A festival spokesperson says: "Despite unpredictable weather, we were utterly amazed at the extraordinary turnout.

"People of all ages and from every background came together.

"This success, even in the face of rain showers, was testament to the resilience and enthusiasm of our residents!

"Community events like these help keep our young people engaged and provide a welcoming environment for everyone."

Guests included town mayor, Councillor John Kirby.

He said: "It was great to see the town come together.

"It is important to celebrate the diversity of Keighley and embrace all cultures.

"It was a fun and brilliantly put together event."

Also present was Keighley MP Robbie Moore.

He said: "Events like these are a great way to celebrate our town’s rich cultural heritage and strengthen community bonds.

"I look forward to future celebrations that showcase just what Keighley has to offer."

Councillor Abdul Shohid, chair of Keighley Town Council's events and community action committee, said he was delighted with the success of the event.

He added: "It was a great day with a good turnout, despite the weather!

"The strength and diversity of our community was particularly evident in our team of volunteers, ranging in age from 16 to 50. This group, with its shared passion and commitment, embodied the spirit of a truly people-led event."