Mela Day

Date 28 August 2022
TIME 12NOON - 6PM
Place 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.
Belfast Mela 2022
After two years, we’re incredibly excited to be back at Botanic Gardens bringing you the best in music, dance, food and art to celebrate the best of our city’s culture and communities.

As always, we’ve assembled an amazing line up for you to enjoy together with the whole family. Have a browse below at our festival zones to see what’s coming up at Belfast’s most loved family festival.

Explore our Festival Zones on our interactive map below

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World Stage

Bust a move and get into the groove at the world stage!

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Showcase Stage

Experience the very best in local talent from right across our communities!

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Culture Land

Grab your passport and journey with us around the world to learn new things!

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Taste the World

Tickle your tastebuds with live demonstrations and food sampling from local producers!

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Chinatown

Hop on down to Chinatown to experience the beauty of Chinese culture!

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Mela Tea Emporium

Take part in tea-tastic activities to explore the heritage of tea in Northern Ireland!

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Little Bollywood

It's a baby rave, Bollywood-style! Your little ones will be wiggling their fingers and bouncing in their babygros!

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World of Words

Myths and legends from across the world come alive in our storytelling tipi

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Quiet Zone

Escape the hustle and bustle of the festival at the quiet zone with sensory activities and chill out areas.

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Mela Bazaar

Shop until you drop at the Mela Bazaar with the very best artisan food and craft businesses.

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World of Wellbeing

Phew! If you need a break from dancing, what better place to relax that our World of Wellbeing?

Mela Day 2022
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2022 Belfast Mela Event Guide & Map

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