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Experience the wonder of Belfast’s diversity with a spectacular week long programme of world music, dance, food and art across the city.


Culture, colour and creativity come together across a magical series of events finishing with the fabulous festival finale at Botanic Gardens.


28 August 2022, Botanic Gardens

It’s back! 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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20 August 2022, Belfast City Centre

Soak up the party vibe at our first ever carnival parade as it weaves through the city centre finishing with a dramatic aerial spectacle at City Hall.

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21 – 27 August 2022

Extend your festival experience with MELA+, featuring a week long programme of cultural events across the city.

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