The sun came out for the summer parade which heralds the start of the annual South Tyneside Summer Festival.
One of the biggest carnival parades in the North, it was based around the theme of Monsters, Myths & Magic.
Up to 2,000 people from across the area joined professional carnival artists in the parade, under the artistic direction of the talented team at Creative Seed.
Crowds of onlookers gathered to marvel at the amazing costumes, fantastic floats and fabulous songs and dances as the parade made its way from South Shields Town Hall to the seafront.
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