Forthcoming Events

The 2015 events are now in the process of being added - be sure to check back often.


Mega Mela

Saturday 25 July 2015 - Sunday 26 July 2015, Show Fields

Manchester Mega Mela is the largest celebration of South Asian Culture in the North of England. Music, dance, food and traditional arts and crafts bring the sights, sounds and spicy aromas of South Asia to Platt Fields Park each year. The Mela is a two day fun-filled event which takes place in the summer.

The Mela is renowned for always hosting a wide variety of great attractions. Some of the biggest names in the UK and International Asian entertainment scene perform on two stages on both the days. Other attractions include a huge selection of food stalls, free henna painting, rangoli, face painting, dance workshops, fashion show, a funfair and Kabbadi.

Mega Mela Website


Regular Events

"Once a Month" Friends of Platt Fields Volunteer Day

3rd Sunday of every month

Everyone is welcome to come along and join us on our regular volunteer day doing a variety of jobs to make the park look beautiful! Gardening, art, building things, carving, lake cleaning, painting, weeding...different every time! Turn up any time between 1 and 4, wear old and warm clothes, all tools and refreshment provided. It's a fun social occasion as well as good exercise.

Guerilla Gardening Group

Every Wednesday Evening during the summer, 5:30-8pm

The Guerilla Gardeners meet every week during the summer (less often during the winter - contact Anne on 248 9331 for details) to tend a vegpatch, a greenhouse, a herb garden, loads of raised planter beds, a butterfly friendly area and, most recently, an orchard and soft-fruit area. Find out more on the groups page. In 2010 the summer meetings started again on the 31st March. Meet at the lakeside centre.

parkrun - South Manchester

Every Saturday Morning, 9am

Every Saturday morning at 9am, a group supported by the University of Manchester and the friends of the community organise a 5km run. 5km is a great distance to get some proper exercise, and running with company is much more fun so come along and start your weekend the healthy way!

Everyone is welcome, and it isn't a race so it doesn't matter when you finish. However, it is important that runners pre-register. Please do so on the parkrun website which also has more information.

parkrun South Manchester website