More than 15,000 Jubilee revellers rock and rolled back the years as they celebrated the Lord Mayor’s Show 1950s style.
Yesterday’s event combined a 50s-themed Diamond Jubilee Pageant with the annual charity fundraiser that welcomes the city’s new mayor.
And even the sun shone for the show, which featured live music in Chamberlain Square, a host of stalls along New Street and entertainment in Victoria and Centenary Square.
New Lord Mayor, Coun John Lines, said: "I am very honoured and proud to be Lord Mayor in such a special year.
"It is absolutely wonderful that so many people travelled into Birmingham to take part in these celebrations.
"They have come from as far as Australia, Chile and America. Even during Sunday’s rain the people of Birmingham were out on the streets in force to celebrate the Jubilee.
"I attended five or six parties and saw the fun that everybody had."
Coun Lines later took tea with the Alum Rock-based nuns from the Community of St John the Divine, who inspired the hit BBC drama, Call the Midwife.
Gosia and Thomas Krokos’ relatives flew from Poland for yesterday’s shindig.
Gosia, aged 28, who lives with Thomas in Kingstanding, said: "It has been a really great day. Our family has travelled from Poland and we have had a wonderful time.
"It is such a fantastic celebration."
Mick Griffin was also enjoying the fun with his two grandsons, seven-year-old Reagan and Kyron, aged four.
The 62-year-old, from Kings Heath, said: "It’s tremendous that the weather has held out today and it’s great that it is all for charity."
Meanwhile, West Midlands Police made only a ‘handful of arrests’ as thousands took part in Birmingham’s Pride party at the weekend.
Uniformed and plain-clothes officers patrolled and mingled during Saturday’s parade, which was mainly incident-free.
There were only eight arrests, mainly for minor offences.
An 18-year-old, from Great Barr, was arrested on Saturday night on suspicion of stealing a mobile phone. He was charged and bailed to appear before Birmingham magistrates on June 18 and must adhere to an overnight curfew.
A 31-year-old Northfield man will also appear before magistrates on the same day to face accusations of being drunk and disorderly at the Rainbow Pub, Hurst Street, on Sunday night.
Elsewhere, two men received cautions for minor drug offences. A teenager was also cautioned for pocketing a mobile phone left on a pub table.