After a two-year absence, a popular festival has made its triumphant return to Penzance

The Golowan Festival, which has been running for 32 years, made a futuristic return to Penzance last Thursday (June 23) with a number of parades and events that saw crowds of locals taking part in the festivities.

This year's theme was "Golowan goes Back to the Future" and various models taking part in the parades, from robots to spaceships, all showcased their sci-fi flare.

The festival also saw the return of Mazey Day, where the mayor and mock mayor address festival goers from Mayor's Platform.

A Mock Mayor of the Quay Election was also held at the Golowan Marquee which was hosted by Cornish Crown Brewery, with their lineup of performances running through to this Sunday.

Friday's firework display was also designed to be 'significantly quieter' in an attempt to avoid distressing animals and those who might not appreciate the noise levels fireworks can potentially bring.

Local people an school children worked alongside artists to produce parade models reflecting a varied range of nostalgic and futuristic images, which were then be paraded through the town.

More than 60 bands and solo performers were commissioned to perform throughout the town with theatre, dance, song, and children's entertainment.

Morrab Gardens and Greenmarket Car Park was also transformed into Festival Square on Mazey Day, where a further dozen musical acts filled the Folk Stage.