A staggering 342,000 people turned out to see the spectacular Made In Hull.
The seven-day event officially launched Hull as UK City of Culture 2017 and told the story of the city over the past century, using stunning light projections across its landmark buildings.
Created by Hull-born, BAFTA-nominated documentary film-maker Sean McAllister, the free event was the first of 365 days of culture coming to Hull.
Mr McAllister said he "never expected" the response the work has received from the city.
"The reaction has been incredible. We should be incredibly proud of our city and should seize the opportunities as it takes its place on the national stage."
For many, the We Are Hull installation, brought together by artist Zsolt Balogh and projected onto the Ferens Art Gallery, Maritime Museum and City Hall in Queen Victoria Square, was the favourite.
The amazing week has finished with the jaw-dropping installation of Blade by artist Nayan Kulkarni – a 75 metre wind turbine Siemens wind turbine blade – which will form part of the Look Up art show in Queen Victoria Square.