今年的主題是Golowan goes - Back to the Future，學校和社區團體與藝術家合作製作遊行模型，反映了各種懷舊和未來的形象。
Crowds have packed the streets of Penzance in Cornwall for Mazey Day celebrations to mark the climax of the Golowan Festival.
It is the first time in three years the midsummer event has been held because of the pandemic.
There were fireworks on Friday night and music and performances all day on Saturday across the town.
Mr Shepherd said: "What I've always found in this place is there's a tremendous pride in this town, and there's a tremendous tangible sense of community in this town.
"This year, they're chomping at the bit because they're back and it's changing, there's a lot of positivity around, the town is on the up, and the fact that Golowan is back will give a real input as to that I'm sure."
Chris Nixon, from the Golowan festival team, has been helping to get the Mazey Boats built by local schools ready for the parades.
Mr Nixon said: "They have to be transported, and then they get assembled here, they're designed so that they will go down through the street, so they won't injure anybody, and they need to be carried in a safe way."
This year's theme, Golowan goes - Back to the Future, has seen schools and community groups working with artists to produce the parade models reflecting a varied range of nostalgic and futuristic images.