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Pako Festa

Diversitat Pako Festa is the largest free celebration of cultural diversity in Australia!

Every year since 1983 Pako Festa has gathered together thousands of people from Geelong’s local and cultural communities, professional performers, community groups, schools, businesses, street traders and artists from all walks of life for one huge, amazing street party to celebrate our multicultural community.

"Discover food of the World" is the theme this year, and international cuisine from some 20 local community groups will be represented in food stalls at West Park and along Pakington Street.

Up to 100,000 people come together in harmony to enjoy the smorgasbord of fabulous cultural food, traditional dancing, live music, the enormous, famous Pako Street Parade, great workshops, art exhibitions, craft displays, free children's activities and an exciting program of non-stop entertainment all day long.

Diversitat Pako Festa prides itself on being a free event, accessible to all who want to share the enriching experience of Australian multiculturalism. All you need to bring to enjoy a great day out, is a happy heart, an open mind. Be sure to collect our free event program from one of the information stalls in Pakington Street on the day, so you don't miss any of the fabulous fun.

Pako Festa is a major fundraising event for Diversitat affiliated cultural communities.


Event starts
Saturday 25 February, 2017
Event Ends
Saturday 25 February, 2017
Pakington Street
Venue Address
Pakington Street, Geelong West

Victoria, Geelong

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