From 11.00am
Along Pakington Street BTW Waratah & Autumn Street

Pakington Street will transform into a marching, dancing, singing procession of diverse performers from around the world and just around the corner. Broadcast live on 94.7 The Pulse supported National Australia Bank.


FURPHY CARMEN MIRANDA BAR & Bank of Melbourne Stage

Albert Street Car Park

Relax with a drink in the designated licensed Furphy Carmen Miranda Bar and try authentic Greek Street Food from the Opa Food Truck. While enjoying the colourful live entertainment on the Bank Of Melbourne Stage from 12.30-6pm. Visit the Bank of Melbourne Stall who will be handing out merchandise and offering free face painting.

It’s the perfect place to spot our event mascot Carmen Miranda and your chance to get a selfie with her #pakofesta2020



From 9am, the street will start to fill with people who’ve come to browse through the eclectic range of stalls, selling everything from ethnic fashion to fairy wings. There will be brilliant buskers, a smorgasbord of cultural and local foods and a string of roving street performers intent on keeping you smiling. With over 200 retail and food outlets in Pakington Street, there is no excuse not to find a bargain plus, delicious food to satisfy the soul!



Pako Festa has always presented a unique once-a-year opportunity to sample unfamiliar cuisine from foreign lands, or to revisit popular international dishes, in this unique multi-cultural street party celebration that Geelong has enthusiastically embraced since 1983. In pop-up food vans and marquees across the length of Pakington Street, Geelong West, and at West Park, passionate volunteer local community groups will represent the culture and cuisine of their homelands with lovingly prepared home-cooked food.

The event program map will highlight the locations of all our community food stalls on the day.  There will be something for everyone so indulge your senses and enjoy your entree, main, snack and dessert on the day!

Travel the world on your dinner plate with the delicious series of Pako Festa recipe cards presented by Pako Festa in partnership with Geelong’s multi-cultural communities and supported by EDmag and OnPako Magazine.