Pako Festa: Celebrating Cultural Diversity !

Posted 27 February 2020

Pako Festa: Celebrating Cultural Diversity !

Australia’s largest free celebration of cultural diversity is back this weekend !

Pakington Street will transform into a marching, dancing, singing procession of diverse performers from around the world.

Photography: Matt Housten. Pako Festa 2019.

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.

Enjoy international cuisine from some 20 local community groups 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 free 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.

The free event program will be available from one of the information stalls in Pakington Street on the day, ensuring you don’t miss any of the fabulous fun!

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