This afternoon, Belfast Mela once again takes over Botanic Gardens from noon until 8.30pm. The annual cross-cultural “gathering” takes in world music spanning Bhangra to Bollywood, Gospel to Irish trad, and a spot of Polish electronica along with circus acts, dance, fashion, henna and interactive arts for children. The World Food Market offers flavours from Eastern Europe all the way to the Far East.
Tip from last year - arrive before mid-afternoon to avoid the long queues at the entrance to this colourful celebration of diversity.
£2 entrance (£1 under-12s/senior citizens) to the main Mela.