The Belfast Mela Festival will transform the park into an exotic magical garden filled with the sights, sounds and aromas from a wealth of nations. A lively multi-cultured parade through the gardens will get the party started, creating the famously heady, good humoured atmosphere of this unique event which annually brings the world into the heart of Belfast.
There will be performances from international acts on the main stage, a World of Music and Dance Showcase, plus the ever popular world food market. The Little Bollywood designed for babies, toddlers and young children is making a welcome return alongside the captivating Fantasy Forest.
Drumming up support for the Belfast Mela which will bring a world of colour and cultural diversity to Botanic Gardens in Belfast on Sunday 27 August Gardens is U105’s Carolyn Stewart who will be hosting the event alongside Marc Mallet from UTV.
Book online to secure special early discount and beat the queues on the day. For more, visit www.belfastmela.org.uk. Prices listed below.
Advance booking: Adult £6, Concession (under 16s and over 65s) £5, Family (2 adults and 2 children under 16) £15.
Pay on the day: Adult £7, Concession (under 16s and over 65s) £6, Family (2 adults and 2 children under 16) £16.
Under 5s go free.
Directions to Botanic Gardens
Entrance to the park is via Botanic Avenue, Stranmillis Embankment and University Road. Take any Metro no. 8 and get off at Queen's University. You can also take Metro no.7 and get off at College Park. If you are walking to the park from Belfast City Hall, go along Bedford Street, Dublin Road and University Road and follow the signposts.