• Next Pako Festa is 27th February 2016!

    Next Pako Festa is 27th February 2016!

    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.

  • Don't miss the largest free multicultural event in Australia!

    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!

  • The beat of Pako Festa!

    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.

NEXT PAKO FESTA IS 27TH FEBRUARY 2016

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Diversitat Pako Festa

Saturday, 27th February 2016.

Diversitat Pako Festa is the largest free celebration of cultural diversity in Australia! Every year since 1983 it has gathered together hundreds of people from Geelong’s local and cultural communities, professional performers, community groups, schools, businesses, street traders and artists from all walks of life into one huge and amazing celebration.

Coming together in harmony, up to 100,000 people join together to enjoy a smorgasbord of fabulous cultural food, traditional dancing, the enormous and famous Pako Parade, great workshops, art exhibitions, craft displays, free activities for children and an exciting day of non-stop entertainment.

Diversitat Pako Festa prides itself as being a free event, accessible to all who want to share the enriching experience of Australian multiculturalism. All you need to bring for a great day out is a happy heart, an open mind and our Pako App on your phone for all the details.


Don’t miss your FREE Pako Festa event app! Download now!

At your fingertips, the complete guide to all the events, including the great Pako Parade, where to see the Channel 7 stars, your favourite culinary delights in a street lined with food stalls, and much, much more. You can even create your own schedule for the day, so you don’t miss your favourite musical acts and cultural dance groups!

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