Ipswich Summer Indian Mela returns to Christchurch Park on July 10

Cooks from A Taste of India at the Indian Summer Mela in 2011.

Cooks from A Taste of India at the Indian Summer Mela in 2011.

Thousands of people will flock to Christchurch Park this summer to enjoy a vibrant celebration of Asian culture.

Dancers perform at the Indian Summer Mela in 2007.

Dancers perform at the Indian Summer Mela in 2007.

The annual Ipswich Summer Indian Mela, put together by The Ipswich and Suffolk Indian Association, will run from noon to 6pm on Sunday, July 10.

The free event, which is in its 14th year, acts as the grand finale of the Ip-Art Festival.

Highlights will include live performances of Indian Bollywood dances, songs and music; Bollywood dance workshops; Indian cooking displays; sari and turban demonstrations; Mela’s Got Talent; and an Indian food village.