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Pako Festa A Celebration of Cultural Diversity

Dates: 27 Feb 2016

Address: Pakington Street , 153 Pakington Street, Geelong West, Victoria 3218

Phone: 03 5221 6044  

Email: pakofesta@diversitat.org.au
Web: pakofesta.com.au

Pako Festa, now in its thirty forth year is Geelong's much loved, award-winning, free annual community cultural festival and the biggest of its kind in Australia!

Managed by Diversitat and held on the last weekend of February in Pakington Street, Geelong West, the multicultural heart of Geelong. Pako Festa incorporates an extravagant street parade featuring around ninety floats and hundreds of performers representing forty-five affiliated ethnic communities and around sixty other community groups and organisations.

The street is lined with stalls selling traditional foods and arts and crafts, and nine separate stages in the precinct offer performances of music and dance as well as interactive workshops and exhibitions. Pako Festa has become one of Victoria's premier multicultural event, attended by well over 100,000 people in each of the last three years

Visit the website for full program and to download the Pako Festa Mobile App.

Content: Geelong Ethnic Communities Council Inc


This is a free event.

Local directions

Pakington Street and streets adjoining it are closed to all traffic from and including Anglesea and Collins Streets at the northern end and Autumn Street at the southern end.


  • Bar
  • Child activities
  • Access without assistance for the disabled
  • Parking for the disabled
  • Toilet facilities for the disabled
  • First aid equipment
  • Public telephone
  • Shaded area
  • Shop

Opening hours

Please refer to website for full program details.

Pako Festa Parade 11:00am to 12:00pm. This event finishes at 6:00pm.

How to get here

Great Ocean Road