Middlesbrough Mela returns for 2021 with a twist, presenting three micro Melas for you to enjoy with all the family.

To ensure the safety of our guests and staff, the Mela will look a bit different this year*. We’re holding three micro Melas for you to enjoy which includes loads of fun activities in Middlesbrough’s parks and museums throughout the summer months.

A photo of a family having fun at the Sports Mela

Family Mela, Albert Park

Sunday 8 August, 11am to 5pm

Head to Albert Park for a fun-filled day the whole family will enjoy. We have something for everyone, including street food, capoeira, dance workshops, lots of lovely immersive experiences for little ones and of course, a funfair featuring family favourites like the teacups and mini trains.

Be sure to look out for Mela characters walking around the park and don’t miss the chance to take part in a brand new AR Trail based on the lovely book, Sara.

A photo of family having fun at the Family Mela

Sports in the Park, Albert Park

Monday to Friday, from 26 July to 27 August

Summer fun in the sun with a sporty twist. Try out Mela yoga, grab a tennis racket, or put your skates on and head to the rink.

A photo of people enjoying delicious food at Middlesbrough Town Hall Mela

Curry on Comedy, Middlesbrough Town Hall

Presented by Kash Patel Productions in association with Middlesbrough Mela

Sunday 22 August, 7pm

The only comedy night you can bring your Naan to… Curry on Comedy will feature Sukh Ojla, Tommy Sandhu, Kane Brown and Tez Ilyas. Tickets are £15 and includes curry and rice! Call Middlesbrough Town Hall box office to book: 01642 729729.

Other activities to enjoy

The Two Fridas, Albert Park

Saturday 7 August, 6.30pm

A fantastic show by Balbir Singh Dance Company, celebrating the lives and art of two iconic women – Frida Kahlo and Amrita Sher-Gil. Bring your own chairs and blankets. Tickets are free for under 12s and £15 full price. Buy your tickets for The Two Fridas now.

Yoga and storytelling, Stewart Park

Saturday 7 August, times TBC

Perfect for mini yogis, join Middlesbrough Mela’s favourite storyteller, Umar Butt, as he takes us on the enchanted journey of Sara, complete with simple yoga poses inspired by the story.

Make sure you’re following Middlesbrough Mela on Facebook for the latest announcements and updates.

*Please note that in order to follow government guidelines and for the safety of all our guests and staff, the capacity at each Middlesbrough Mela presents event will be limited. Social distancing will be followed and face coverings may be required.