It’s always exciting to see the build up in Uckfield before carnival processions get under way.
Early spectators get to see costumes in daylight and choose their positions on the carnival route.
And there’s chance to have a good look at the floats which are more difficult to see when night falls.
Here are some of our pictures from the early evening, up until the time the torches were lit as the procession left Grange Road on the first stage of its journey.
Angela and Kevin Clark with their grandson Phoenix Patrick, aged eight, from the new Buxted Bonfire Society.
Emily, Will and 14-year-old Max Temlin from Buxted Bonfire Society.
Three Hailsham Bonfire Society members on the left, and two from Fletching.
Phoenix Bonfire Society.
Mick Symes and Sam Everest dressed as Tudors, and Naomi Reeve, as a Zulu, all are from Lewes Borough.
Lynn Ireland and Sue Harper, both from Uckfield Bonfire and Carnival Society.
Lindfield society members.
Members of Eastbourne Bonfire Society.
Aztecs from Burgess Hill.
Captain Jack Sparrow from Eastbourne with Burgess Hill Smugglers.
Paul, Lynne and Chloe Ireland from Uckfield Bonfire and Carnival Society.
More from Phoenix.
Ian and Christina Tatum, Waterloo.
Emma Whiteman and Chris Manson, Uckfield Bonfire and Carnival Society.
Corporal Cameron Dix and Warrant Officer Ashley Catt from 2530 Uckfield Squadron ATC.
Universal Dance is celebrating its sixth birthday.
Uckfield Rugby Club.
Elite Dance and Drama.
More members of Elite Dance and Drama.
Members of Elite Dance and Drama with Spirit Elite cheerleaders.
In charge of collecting buckets are Sandy and Keith Rogers and their daughter Teresa.
Heathfield Silver Band.