Pako Festa showcases cultural diversity – via a smorgasbord of cultural food, folk dancing, the famous Pako Parade, workshops, art exhibitions, multicultural craft displays and entertainment on five world music stages in a 1km street festival.
The festival is an opportunity for local and regional cultural groups to promote cultural diversity and educate the broader community of the beauty and enriching capacity of multiculturalism and community arts.
Pako Festa is traditionally held on the last Saturday of February. Now in its 38th year of operation, Pako Festa continues as a durable and much-loved, community festival making a significant contribution to our region through its annual celebration of the values of ethnic diversity, tolerance and harmony.
Throughout the State and, indeed, the nation, there are very few community street festivals that can claim to have made such a significant contribution to the country’s social capital.
Once again a largely community-driven, multicultural event created an opportunity for Geelong to become the focal point of significant state and regional interest, both media wise and in terms of visitation by corporate and Government representatives.
For all the details go to www.pakofesta.com.au