So, the Fringe festival may be over, but this weekend we have another bright, colourful, loud festival in the form of the Edinburgh Mela on Leith Links.
On both Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September from 12 – 8pm, the Mela features lots of food stalls, music stages, shopping stalls and a kids area with inflatables and trampolines.
So, the summer festival season is not quite over – the fantastic Edinburgh Mela festival is still to come this weekend – the 30th and 31st August at Leith Links. As ever it looks to be bringing some fantastic music, inspiring dance and delicious food our way for the weekend, along with lots and lots of colour I’m sure !!
Once again the Mela’s kidzone is being supported by the Forestry Commission Scotland and is excitingly being named the AniMela this year !
Visual artists, craftspeople, dancers, musicians and storytellers will deliver a diverse programme of nature-inspired creative arts workshops and performances, celebrating trees and animals of the world. On board the storytelling boat, a crew of animals will take us on a journey of discovery across several seas from the Scottish woodlands to the mountains of Nepal.
Creative activities delivered by environmental educators and wildlife experts will promote conservation and exploration and will encourage families to enjoy nature both on their doorstep and further afield.
The Mela Kidzone is open from 12-6 on Saturday and Sunday.
The Saturday and Sunday entry fee is £4 for adults each day; twelves and under get in free. The Mela site is open from 12pm-9pm.If you want to beat the queques, you can book your tickets here.
The summer festival season just keeps on giving it seems with the Edinburgh Mela just around the corner!! The Edinburgh Mela is fantastic – two days of music, dance, fashion and food – its colourful and vibrant and a great day out with the kids !! Its held at Leith Links and will be taking place on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September ….
This year along with the usual music, stalls and dancing which the kids will no doubt also enjoy there will be another dedicated kidzone, supported again by sponsors Forestry Commission Scotland and Scotland Natural Heritage. There will be four different environments: Forests, Farms, Hills and Mountains and Shore and children will be encouraged to explore all of them…
They will find interactive nature inspired activities and creative arts workshops, environmental educators and wildlife experts will also be present to help young people find out about the Scottish countryside.
Excitingly there will be a storytelling longboat, staffed by a crew of tall tale-telling Vikings, telling stories that span the seven seas!
Tickets are on sale now and are a mere £4 for a whole day !! And, under twelves get in for FREE ! You can buy them via the website here or pop into the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Box Office on the High Street and purchase them there if you want to avoid the queues buying them at the Mela on the day itself.