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, you may have thought August and festival season is over, but no, we’ve got the brilliant Edinburgh Mela festival keeping up the energy and bringing us delightfully into September ! Taking place over the weekend of 1st and 2nd September, the Mela promises to bring you a diverse programme of music and dance which incorporated local and international acts, representing a wealth of countries and continents, from India, Africa, China, and the Arab nations.
There will also be lots of great stalls, with food, clothing and much much more….
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.