Screen Shot 2015-08-06 at 10.49.54Time is running out to enjoy free summer fun as one of the North East’s biggest events draws to a close.

The South Tyneside Festival, which has been running since the start of June, will host its last event of the year on Saturday September 5.  Before that, visitors can enjoy four final weeks of live entertainment, running at various venues across South Shields.

This includes twice weekly Kids Fun Fest parties at the open air Amphitheatre on Tuesday andThursday afternoons, featuring games and activities for all ages, as well as appearances by a host of special guests.

There will also be brass band concerts at the same venue from 2pm until 4pm every Sunday, including appearances by Dunston Silver Band (Aug 9), Cockerton prize Silver Band (Aug 16) and Westoe Brass (Aug 23), as well as Samba Drumming Workshops on August 8 and 15.

South Marine Park’s historic bandstand, which dates back to the Victorian age, will feature in the festival for the next five Saturdays, with performances by Rose Parade (August 8), Big Red and The Grinners (August 15), The Gaslighters (August 22), Little Big Band (August 29) and the final act of the festival, Rivelino (September 5).

Each of these concerts, supported by the Friends of North and South Marine Parks, will run from 2pm until 4pm on their respective dates and are free to all ages.

The South Tyneside Festival 2015, supported by a host of organisations including Carline Lifestyles, Colmans, Dicksons and Port of Tyne, has already attracted tens of thousands of visitors to South Shields and organisers, South Tyneside Council hope the event will end on a high.

Councillor Alan Kerr, Deputy Leader of South Tyneside Council, with responsibility for Culture and Leisure, said: “The South Tyneside Festival 2015 has already been a great success, with families and music lovers of all ages travelling in from across the North East and further afield.

“We hope that visitors will continue to enjoy the free activities on offer over the next few weeks and look forward to welcoming new and familiar faces as this year’s festival draws to a close.”

For more information and full listings for the South Tyneside Festival 2015, go towww.visitsouthtyneside.co.uk search for South Tyneside Events on Facebook, follow STynesideEvents on Twitter or call the South Tyneside Visitor Information Centre on 0191 424 7788.