Experience the wonder of Belfast’s diversity with a spectacular week long programme of world music, dance, food and art across the city as Mela returns between 17 – 25 August 2024.


Sponsored by Sensata Technologies, culture and creativity come together in a magical programme of events finishing with the spectacular finale at Botanic Gardens.


25 August 2024, Botanic Gardens
Join us at Botanic Gardens for the festival finale as it’s transformed into a global wonderland of music, dance, food and art.
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17 August 2024, Belfast City Centre
Soak up the party vibe as our carnival parade returns through the city centre finishing with global party in the grounds of City Hall.


18 – 24 August 2024
Extend your festival experience with a week long programme of events across the city.
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We want to make your visit to Mela as easy and enjoyable as possible. Find out more about our access arrangement at this year’s festival.