Thousands of revellers enjoyed a bank holiday weekend packed with events - with some having a more strenuous time than others.
The sun may not have been out for long but families flocked to a number of events around the region and made the most of what the North East had to offer.
In Sunderland, just under 4,000 runners took part in the city’s 10k and half marathon.
Organised by former athlete Steve Cram, the race started and finished at the Stadium of Light and drew in crowds from all across the North East.
Dressed as a bride and groom, couple Stewart Sizer and Jane West were among the runners.
Mr Sizer, 42, of Darlington, said: “We decided to do the run as it was something different and we haven’t done it before. We’re not doing it for charity, we just thought we’d get dressed-up.
“You don’t see many people in fancy dress dressed as a bride and groom, so we thought we would. We’ve definitely had quite a lot of attention as we were running!
“We’ve just started getting back into running and we’re going to do The Great North Run next.”
A group of cheerleaders from Newcastle University did the run in aid of Breat Cancer UK and Sarcoma UK.
Katrina Clark, 22, from Jesmond, said: “We’re doing it in aid of Sarcoma UK because one of our ex-cheerleaders has got Sarcoma, so we’re running for her. We’re also doing it for Breast Cancer UK because we all thought that was a really worthy cause. So far, we’ve raised £3,200.
“We’ve never done a fundraising run before. It was a tough race but we enjoyed it. Some of us have done a bit of training before hand but others haven’t.”
Married couple James and Faye Molloy, from Jarrow, South Tyneside, took part dressed as Star Wars characters.
Mr Molloy, 32, said: “We’re running in aid of St Clare’s hospice in South Tyneside because Faye’s gran passed away from cancer last year and we have a good friend who passed away from liver failure who used to volunteer there.
“We knew we were going to do it in fancy dress and when we saw what date the run fell on - May the 4th - we decided to make it Star Wars based. It’s our first race together and we enjoyed it, so we may be doing some more.”
For those wanting even more of a running challenge, the Endurun 24 saw teams converging on Newcastle Racecourse to run 10K relays over a 24-hour period.
Elsewhere in the region, hundreds of people have been enjoying the Blyth Kite Festival. The event, which takes place at Meggies Burn Field, continues today.
Music fans got to see some of the world’s top bands - or their lookalikes, anyway - as tribute bands to the likes of Queen, the Killers and the Stereophonics took the stage at the Tynemouth Fake Festival.
And the Festival of the Heavy Horse, in Milfield, Northumberland, drew crowds to its demonstrations of riding and driving.