The annual Ward End Park Mega Mela returned to Birmingham over the weekend and what a delight it was.

Held at Ward End Park in the city, the cultural fusion celebration presented everything from marquees offering exotic Pakistani dishes, live Punjabi music acts on a stage, a family funfair, a football tournament; and a vast open space to showcase the recreational sport of tent-pegging, involving horse riding.

Here’s 20 photos from the Ward End Park Mega Mela 2018:

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Pakistani and Kashmiri culture was celebrated at the Mega Mela 2018 in Ward End ParkRangzeb Hussain

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Horses and tent peggingRangzeb Hussain

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Horse rider tent peggingRangzeb Hussain

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Horse ride tent peggingRangzeb Hussain

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Horse rider tent peggingRangzeb Hussain

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Horse rider tent peggingRangzeb Hussain

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Horse riding entertaining crowds at the Ward End Park Mega MelaRangzeb Hussain

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Horse rider tent peggingRangzeb Hussain

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Union Jack flag and Pakistani Azad Kashmir flag side by sideRangzeb Hussain

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Food stallsRangzeb Hussain

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Horse rider tent peggingRangzeb Hussain

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Horse rider tent peggingRangzeb Hussain

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Bhangra drums performers on stageRangzeb Hussain

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Horse rider tent peggingRangzeb Hussain

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Tent pegging is an ancient Asian cavalry sport where riders use a lance to pierce and pick up a pinned target off the groundRangzeb Hussain

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South Asian Muslim men under the Union Jack flagRangzeb Hussain

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Football being played in Ward End Park during the Mega Mela 2018Rangzeb Hussain

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South Asian musicians on stageRangzeb Hussain

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Horse Rider tent peggingRangzeb Hussain

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Man in Pakistan flag face paintRangzeb Hussain
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