But back in 2009, locals got to enjoy a packed August bank holiday and here’s some reminders of the fun to be had.
It included Michaela Strachan dropping in to South Shields with the Really Wild Show, funfair rides, and children having fun with digging projects.
Take a look through and see if these scenes bring back happy memories.
5. Musically minded
They were making great music at this Bank Holiday event ten years ago. Do you recognise the people pictured and what they were up to? Email [email protected] and tell us more.
6. Having so much fun
This youngster is having a great laugh on the fairground rides. Do you recognise any of the people in our photographs? Tell us more by emailing [email protected]
7. Getting creative
This craft session got the attention of local youngsters. Remember it?
8. Promoting wildlife
Here's a South Tyneside event which was all about promoting wildlife in 2009. Were you there and what do you remember about it? Email [email protected] and tell us more.