It’s one of the highlights of the cultural calendar, and an eagerly anticipated part of the South Tyneside Festival. The Summer Parade returns to South Tyneside this weekend, with a Once Upon A Time theme, celebrating the magic and wonder of storytelling in all its formats, bringing a cavalcade of literature’s best-loved characters to life.
Embarking from South Shields Town Hall at 1pm on 1 July and making its way along Ocean Road before arriving at the seafront, the parade will wend its way to Bents Park, where there’ll be a range of live music and storytelling-themed activities for the whole family to take part in.
The three-hour extravaganza will have five themes, telling tales and taking inspiration from The Arabian Nights, The Jungle Book, Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella and Peter Pan. To make sure you don’t miss a single step, line up along the route and cheer along the sights, sounds and incredible, unmissable atmosphere of the South Tyneside Summer Parade.
South Tyneside’s Summer Parade takes place on 1 July, 1–4pm
South Tyneside Council