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Two Days of Celebrating Canada's 150th birthday

  • Mela Festivals - Canada Day
  • Mela Festivals - Canada Day
  • Mela Festivals - Canada Day
  • Mela Festivals - Canada Day
  • Mela Festivals - Canada Day
  • Mela Festivals - Canada Day
  • Mela Festivals - Canada Day
  • Mela Festivals - Canada Day
  • Mela Festivals - Canada Day

For the past 12 years, MELA! Festivals has been at the forefront of creating new and unique cultural celebrations that transcend the barriers of language, race and religion. Our event draws a crowd of exuberant fun lovers to Granville Island for a day of parading, eating and dancing in the sunshine.

Through July 1st and July 2nd, MELA Festivals will be celebrating Canada's 150th birthday with a two day festival of world rhythm music, food, and culture. Over the years, our Festival has grown into one of the largest Canada Day events on the local calendar and with tens of thousands of attendees, possibly the largest cultural event of its type on Canada Day in British Columbia.




Artists from 2016