Birmingham Mela is coming to Victoria Park
UK’s biggest South Asian festival - Sandwell & Birmingham Mela 2022 - will be held at Victoria Park in Smethwick on 27 and 28 August 2022, and they have loads of entertainment, food, and dance to offer. It’s going to be a great weekend of family fun as the popular event marks its 10th birthday!
While South Asian Heritage Month 2022 comes to a close on 17 August, this festival is a great way to immerse yourself in the colourful culture of the Indian subcontinent, which includes Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
No two countries of South Asia are exactly alike and have different takes on similar foods, clothes, and traditions. You will be able to witness varied cultures in action as well as the vibrant traditions and arts and crafts at the venue.
How to get tickets?
Entry fee is £2 each day and you can purchase tickets online or pay at the gate. There will be no re-admission with the same ticket. Doors open at 1pm and the last entry is at 7.30pm both days.
Who is performing?
Jasi J Kaur
When is it and how to get there?
The festival will take place on 27 & 28 August at Victoria Park is located on Smethwick High Street. Gates open at 1pm and close at 8pm both days.
There will be road closures in place around the park and you can enter it via the High Street gate next to Smethwick Council house.
These buses pass adjacent to the park: 80, 87, 89, 53, 55.
The nearest rail station is Smethwick Rolfe Street.
There is limited car parking and will cost £5 per day.
Can I bring pets?
Animals will not be allowed unless they are registered assistance dogs.
You can expect traditional South Asian food stalls including street food, British Chinese and other global cuisine options.
There will be a traditional bazaar where you can pick up bits and baubles, a number of rides for children like a merry-go-round. There’s an arts village with workshops and other engaging activities also showcase of rising talent, and visual and aerial arts, street theatre and walkabouts!
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