Picture special: Hartlepool Waterfront Festival

Lots of smiling faces at Hartlepool Waterfront Festival on Saturday.
Lots of smiling faces at Hartlepool Waterfront Festival on Saturday.

Hartlepool held its second Waterfront Festival this weekend, with thousands of people turning out to join in the fun.

After the success of last year’s inaugural event, it returned to start the summer with a beach-themed bang.

Spread over three days, there was something to keep all the family entertained.

Our photographer was there to capture just some of the programme of arts-based activities.

Flick through our gallery of pictures to see if there’s anyone you recognise.