Don't miss the largest free multicuLtural event in Australia!

The pulse of Pako Festa begins with the shiver of maracas and the flutter of a rhumba - and we welcome our leading lady Carmen Miranda!

Pako Festa is on every year in February!

Pako Festa is the largest free celebration of cultural diversity in Australia! Every year, since 1983, it attracts scores of people from our local and cultural communities, professional performers, community groups, schools, businesses, street traders and artists from all walks of life..

The Beat of Pako Festa!

It's in the clatter of the clog dancers, the blast of the bagpipes and the pure power of the African percussion. You can hear it in the beat of the Japanese Taiko and the ancient drumming of the Indian Dohl. It's all around you, it's everywhere, you can't avoid it's rhyme or rhythm. It's the sound of the heart of our fabulous Festa, it's 'The Beat of Pako'.


Pakofesta would like to thank all of our 2014 sponsors. 2015 sponsors to be announced soon.

Community Sponsor    

Pakington Street Traders
Geelong West Supporting Traders

Ambrosia on Pako

Benning Fashion & Accessories

Careys Picture Framing Gallery

Caffe Smudge

Dalma Travel

Dizzy Toys

Dolce Pastries

Enzo’s on Pako

Fight Cancer Foundation

Freestyle Clothing

French Corner Cafe

Geelong Fresh Foods

Geelong West Post Office

Haymes Paint

Heights Sewing Centre

Heritage Meats

Ian Trezise MP

Judy Chrinside Flowers

Karingal Community Programs

Kevin Paisley Fashion Eyewear

Lane Kelly’s Curtains & Blinds

Nandos Geelong West

National Australia Bank


Ouch Ink

Panini Cafe on Pako

Raj’s on Pako

Red Noodle Canteen

Rustic Hair Room

Sergio Italian Shoes

The Barking Dog

TS 14+

Tuckers Funeral & Bereavement Services


Ultra Tech Motors





Interested in sponsoring our amazing event? Contact for information on how to get involved.



MatchWorks Pako Festa prides itself as being a free event; it is also “access friendly” allowing people of all abilities to share the enriching experience of multiculturalism. All you need to enjoy Pako Festa is a happy heart and an open mind.