HUNDREDS of people descended on Brook Street at the weekend for the first all-day festival.
The rain stayed away as families, friends and traders ate, drank and were entertained by Cheshire bands and dance troupes.
A Chinese dragon snaked its way down the street in Chester city centre, followed by a legion of Roman centurions.
Organiser, Mark Jones, was thrilled to be part of such a successful day.
He said: “It was a fantastic day. There were an awful lot of families, but also guys standing around having a pint, and lots of passing trade.
“And although we had marshalls and a PCSO, there was no trouble at all. The Olde Cottage Inn pub had the busiest day in years.
“The landlord there said it was the first time in many, many years he has had four people working behind the bar.”
Mark is in no doubt that it will be back next year.
He added: “Although it took an awful lot of organising and was quite stressful, it will definitely be an annual thing. All the contacts are in place now, so it should be easier next time.
“It can only get bigger and better.”
Cllr David Robinson, who helped Brook St Traders Association get funding for the event, enjoyed the afternoon with his wife.
Mark said: “He kept shaking my hand and telling me how great it was.”