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South Tyneside Festival 2022

South Tyneside Carnival Parade 2022

South Tyneside Carnival Parade 2022
South Shields Town Hall
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Forget Rio, New Orleans and Sydney - the real spirit of carnival is to be found in South Tyneside this summer. The all singing, all dancing carnival parade will take place on Saturday 2 July and is the heart of South Tyneside's Summer Festival!

The Parade is put together on behalf of South Tyneside Council by carnival experts, Creative Seed. This year there will be a recycled section, making good use of items that are usually thrown away such as empty crisp packets and milk cartons. You can also expect neon colours, vibrant floats and amazing costumes and displays! Around 20 groups have signed up for the ever-popular parade.

The parade will start from South Shields Town Hall at 12:30pm on Saturday 2 July and make its way down Fowler Street, before continuing along Ocean Road and Sea Road to Bents Park, where there will be a full programme of family-friendly entertainment for the remainder of the afternoon. This includes dance performances, an aerial act, live music, interactive walkabout characters, craft stalls, children's crafts and face painting.

The parade programme is also being expanded this year to help create a carnival weekend with artists, including stunning street theatre and an impressive circus show, performing on the Sandhaven promenade on Sunday 3 July.

The Summer Parade and street theatre is being organised by South Tyneside Council and supported by Arts Council England.

The full programme for the festival can be viewed at 

Any groups wanting to take part in the parade should contact the council's events team at South Tyneside Council on 0191 424 7986 or email

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