Edinburgh Mela

Get ready for a fun weekend for the whole family as the Edinburgh Mela, a multi-cultural festival of music, dance and arts, returns to Leith Links!

Edinburgh Mela

About Edinburgh Mela

Welcome to the Edinburgh Mela! For over twenty years we’ve been bringing outstanding world music and gorgeous international dance to Scotland’s capital city, in a joyous carnival of colour, rhythm, community celebration…and delicious food.

The Edinburgh Mela seeks to embrace all its diverse communities and cultures, providing a showcase and development opportunities for artists from within those groups, working alongside artists of national and international stature. Our aim is to provide a high quality festival of music, dance and the wider arts from around the world, with the express purpose of promoting understanding between people and advancing the cause of community coherence.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Edinburgh Mela are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Days Out Events you might like...

Schiltron!
Schiltron!
23rd February 2020
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself!
Blissful Wellbeing: Holistic Fair
Blissful Wellbeing: Holistic Fair
23rd February 2020
Cockenzie House and Gardens, Prestonpans
Come and explore mind, body and spirit at the stunning Cockenzie House and Gardens at the Blissful Wellbeing Holistic Fair!
In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story
In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story
25th February 2020
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Hear how Alice Meredith Williams made a most significant contribution to the Scottish National War Memorial.
Find Days Out events in Edinburgh

Community Events you might like...

Meet Your Fair Trade Suppliers
Meet Your Fair Trade Suppliers
27th February 2020
NA, Edinburgh Old Town
Purchase for your school, public or private organisation? Or interested in Fair Trade as an everyday consumer? Then this is the event for you!
Workshop: How to make your voice heard
Workshop: How to make your voice heard
29th February 2020
Augustine United Church, Edinburgh Old Town
Jubilee Scotland is running a workshop for people wanting to learn skills on how to campaign for the social issues that are important to them.
Meet Together: Bowel Cancer UK social meet up
Meet Together: Bowel Cancer UK social meet up
25th April 2020
Surgeons Quarter, Edinburgh South
Join Bowel Cancer UK’s Meet Together event on Saturday 25th April. It’s a welcoming social meet up for people affected by bowel cancer.
Find Community events in Edinburgh

Dance Events you might like...

Into the Heart’s Unknown
Into the Heart’s Unknown
24th February 2020
Edinburgh Steiner School, Edinburgh South
A unique and rare opportunity to see an international professional Eurythmy ensemble live in Edinburgh as Eurythmy Spring Valley Ensemble will perform 'Into The Heart's Unknown' on 24th February.
The Ceilidh Club at Summerhall
The Ceilidh Club at Summerhall
25th February 2020
Summerhall, Edinburgh South
Come and experience Scottish dance the way its meant to be every Tuesday at The Ceilidh Club in Summerhall!
Deliverance at Opium Every Tuesday
Deliverance at Opium Every Tuesday
25th February 2020
Opium, Edinburgh Old Town
Your weekly overdose of EBM/INDUSTRIAL/ELECTRO/GOTH tunes with Resident DJs BioSynthetic / Hack Hazard / Technomancer and De Gloom.
Find Dance events in Edinburgh

Family and Kids Events you might like...

Schiltron!
Schiltron!
23rd February 2020
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself!
Sunday Funday
Sunday Funday
23rd February 2020
The Yard Adventure Centre, Edinburgh New Town
Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard Edinburgh from 10am to 4pm!
Free Preschool Gymnastics Taster Classes
Free Preschool Gymnastics Taster Classes
25th Feb 2020 - 26th Feb 2020
Drumbrae Leisure Centre, Edinburgh West
Drumbrae Leisure Centre is offering you and your little ones the opportunity to discover a new passion at FREE gymnastics taster sessions on 25th & 26th February. Suitable for 18 months to 3 years.
Find Family and Kids events in Edinburgh

Food and Drink Events you might like...

Stockbridge Sunday Market
Stockbridge Sunday Market
23rd February 2020
NA, Edinburgh New Town
A foodie heaven, creative crafts, original artwork, superb street food. Eat, meet, greet or treat - there is something for everyone!
Meat Mondays
Meat Mondays
24th February 2020
Henricks Bar, Edinburgh South
Henrick’s Bar Presents: Meat Mondays, a club for connoisseurs of rare and exotic carnivorous fare.
Movies and Shakers
Movies and Shakers
25th February 2020
Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh New Town
Harvey Nichols has a new series of Movies & Shakers events for 2020, so come along and enjoy a great night out!
Find Food and Drink events in Edinburgh

Music Events you might like...

Scared To Sing?
Scared To Sing?
23rd February 2020
City Art Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
Back by popular demand after last year's fantastically successful workshop. Come and explore your voice in a friendly, safe space. No previous singing experience needed.
Queer Death Experience
Queer Death Experience
23rd February 2020
Opium, Edinburgh Old Town
Queer Death Experience is a monthly LGBT + friendly alternative club night at Opium Edinburgh with free entry.
Jazz Sundays
Jazz Sundays
23rd February 2020
Soderberg Pavilion, Edinburgh South
Come along and enjoy Jazz Sundays at Soderberg Pavillion, Lister Square, with live music every Sunday from 5.30pm!
Find Music events in Edinburgh

Find other events in Edinburgh

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Disney’s The Lion King
The story of THE LION KING is miraculously brought to life using masks, puppets and striking costumes to tell the story of young Simba's epic adventures.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their weekend walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Grassmarket Weekly Market
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Tyrannosaurs
The most comprehensive exhibition ever mounted on tyrannosaurs is coming to the National Museum of Scotland, bringing the latest palaeontological discoveries to life.
Cast in Bronze
Powderhall Bronze present a selected exhibition of over 30 bronze and resin sculptures made by artists who have taken part in our clay modelling course programme over the last four years.

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »