Merimbula's jazz parade was the sunny side of the street: PHOTOS/VIDEO

The Merimbula Jazz Festival parade took place on Saturday, June 7 with bands and marchers from Canberra, Ballarat and East Gippsland taking part.

Under a cloudless sky, the parade made its way along Market Street to Beach Street, Merimbula complete with dancing ladies, twirling umbrellas and marching bands. Once at beach Street, there was the traditional 'Big Blow' with old time favourites.

The festival has 146 bands and over 700 musicians playing in eight venues around town. 

Merimbula Jazz Festival parade