Pipes played as the Harborough branch of the Royal British Legion launched its annual Poppy Appeal.
Northampton Pipe Band provided the music in The Square as Army, Sea and Air Cadets handed out poppies to town centre shops.
Poppy sellers will be on the streets in the days leading up to Remembrance Sunday.
Also in support of the appeal is the Festival of Remembrance at the De Montfort Hall Leicester at 7.30pm this Saturday.
It features the Band of RAF Waddington and the Leicestershire and Rutland Royal British Legion County Pipe Band.
Tickets priced £10 to £15 are available on 0116 233 3111. Contact Rev John Morley on 07900 892566 for details of transport to the concert.