An estimated 5,000 revelers turned out over the weekend to celebrate Gay Pride in downtown Detroit.

The two-day festival ended on Sunday with a parade and a festival held at Hart Plaza.

“You can just feel the incredible energy all around,” Roland Leggett, a 31-year-old field director for Equality Michigan, which organized the festival, told the Detroit Free Press. “It's like the city has just wrapped its arms around the gay community. Not only is this an opportunity for gays and lesbians to come together and celebrate our diversity, but it's a chance for Detroit to show it is a welcoming and inclusive place.”

Three gay couples exchanged vows in a commitment ceremony officiated by the Rev. Jim Lynch of Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit.

“Today it's important to celebrate who we are, because for much too long we've been living in the shadows,” he said. “While the gay and lesbian communities continue to make great strides, there is still a long way to go. However, I feel very optimistic that marriage equality for all people is eventually forthcoming.”

While gay marriage is not legal in Michigan, support for the union is increasing. According to a recent survey, opposition has dropped 8 percentage points to a new low of 45 percent since August.