City Hall Square fills up with people, colours, scents, sounds and experiences.
The Mela Festival is a free-entry festival for the whole family. The annual event features music, dance, theatre, arts and crafts, and food from different parts of the world.
Venue: Rådhusplassen (City Hall Square), at the harbour behind City Hall
Price: free entrance
About the Mela Festival
The Mela Festival introduces you to artistic and cultural expressions from all over the world; music, arts and crafts, theatre, and dance. Not to mention food: The festival cooks whip up delicious dishes all weekend long – just sniff your way to the food stalls!
Mela Oslo was first held in 2001. Today it's one of Europe's biggest festivals of its kind. The festival takes place at Rådhusplassen (City Hall Square) a weekend in August.
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