It’s pride season, and today it was time for the LGBTQ community in Tel Aviv to celebrate. More than 200,000 people marched together in the streets of Tel Aviv in Israel, and as you can see from these photos, it was HOT – and we’re not just talking about the weather.

Tel Aviv’s pride parade was launched by the city’s mayor, who called for Tel Aviv to be the lighthouse leading the rest of the country. At the end of the route, the marchers arrived at a big outdoor party that went on for several hours.

Here are some of the images from today’s celebrations, as captured on Instagram.

1. It was hot, so…

2. Hello there

3. Having fun

4. Choosing to be proud

5. Doggy style

6. Shirts? What for?

7. Israeli former Eurovision contestant, Harel Skaat

8. Color coded

9. Group fun

10. Marching

11. Fooling around

12. Time to rest