Hartlepool Waterfront Festival makes a splash

Families flocked to the waterfront in Hartlepool for a day of fun.

Crowds headed to the Marina to enjoy the town's Waterfront Festival, which was held on the site of the former Jackson's Landing.

Decked out for the festival.

Decked out for the festival.

The sun shone as people took to their deckchairs to enjoy the music and entertainment, organised by Hartlepool Borough Council.

Free to attend the event had something for everyone with arts, music and entertainment.

A number of people performed on the main stage during the event, including children’s favourites, Cook and Line from CBeebies, and former X-Factor star, singer Jake Quickenden.

There was lots to keep everyone entertained, with street food, a funfair and artwork and crafts for the children.

Channy Thompson performs in Hartlepool.

Channy Thompson performs in Hartlepool.

Also performing throughout the day were members from Hartlepool Folk Festival and there was also a vintage fair.

At 5pm people got comfortable to watch a range of movies on the big screen, including The Little Mermaid and Jaws, before the arrival of the huge mechanical whale.

Fun at the Waterfront Festival.

Fun at the Waterfront Festival.

Young singers impress the audience.

Young singers impress the audience.

Performers take to the stage at the Waterfront Festival.

Performers take to the stage at the Waterfront Festival.