THOUSANDS flocked to Eastleigh for a day of showstopping performances.

Parks, streets and venues across Eastleigh came to life with drama, dance and art as part of the Eastleigh Unwrapped festival.

Curated by The Point, the festival showcased scores of different performances whilst celebrate its fifth anniversary.

The streets were filled with circus, theatre, interactive performances and live music.

Residents and visitors were treated to an array of talents wherever they looked on a scorchingly hot Saturday.

National and local artists performed across the town centre throughout the day in a bid to wow and entertain residents with their moves.

This year, for the first time, residents also had the opportunity to learn circus skills during free workshops and take part in a flash mob to open the event.

Mike Allan, a builder of Southampton, said he and his family had a great day out.

"The weather couldn't be better", he said.

"Wherever you look there is something going on.

"We originally came here for the kids, but me and my wife have had just as much fun.

"Our youngest even learnt a number of circus tricks and moves."

The event also featured a ticketed evening performance with festival regulars Acrojou presenting Vessel at The Point’s Dancing Garden stage.

The show fused together acrobatics and physical theatre performed inside a tiny, wooden boat with the effect of video projected onto water.