Organised for the second time, Fair Trade Fiesta aims to highlight Scotland’s renewed Fair Trade Nation status and celebrate World Fair Trade Day on Saturday 13th of May. By involving people of all ages and backgrounds they hope to raise more awareness on the Fair Trade Movement through a vivid Carnival Parade and engaging FREE five hour Concert with Red Hot Chilli Pipers headlining the event.

Please see below previous Fair Trade Fiesta event on YouTube:

  • 1pm @ City Chambers: Fiesta Carnival Parade
  • 2pm-7pm @ Ross Band Stand: Fiesta Concert

The Carnival Parade starts at 1pm from The City Chambers right in the heart of The Royal Mile, going down to Princes Street Gardens via The Mound. With the Parade then gathering at the Ross Band Theatre, there will be a wide range of performances taking place at the Concert from 2pm onwards; with pipe-bands, samba, reggae, jazz, soul, dance and more promising to entertain and educate all people attending this fantastic event.

Musicians and performers taking part in the Fair Trade Fiesta include: Cantara, Davidson Mains Pipe Band, Edinburgh Samba School, Pulse of the Place, Martin Aelred, Leanne & the Radix, Edinburgh Got Soul, Glasgow Gospel Choir, Nadia Alkoc, One Tribe and Zuba.

Fair Trade Fiesta is a completely non for profit event managed and funded by Hand Up Events – a social action business that primarily exists to platform and promote fair and ethical trade, through several events. All to provide a positive mainstream engagement for all people interested in more sustainable ways of life.

For more information and Twitter @fairtradefiesta