DON’T MISS

THE 41st  ANNUAL PAKO STREET PARADE

From 11am | 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 Pulseand streamed live via Facebook.

 

CARMEN MIRANDA BAR

From 12:00pm | Albert Street Car Park

Relax with a drink in the designated licensed Carmen Miranda Bar and visit the Blue Lotus food stall and sample authentic Vietnamese cuisine. While enjoying the colourful, live entertainment on the Gordon Stage from 12:30-5pm.

 

ADROIT INSURANCE AND RISK CHILL OUT ZONE

11am-5pm | Hope Street Parking Bay

Come and visit the Adroit Insurance and Risk team conveniently located opposite the Geelong West Post Office. A great place to sit, dine, and soak up the Pako vibes. From 12.30pm the stage program kicks off and relax in the zone. The Winepress Bar will be ready to quench your thirst. Families are welcome and the Adroit Team will be on hand to keep the children entertained with free craft activities from 11am.

 

FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT PRECINCT (FREE ACTIVITIES)

12:30-4:30pm | West Town Hall (indoors)

Enjoy a program of non-stop interactive dance, song and circus workshops featuring Bop Till You Drop and the Circus Lab. A great spot to relax and sit and rehydrate and visit the Sprout About Cafe offering children size healthy meals and a few naughty snacks.  The Pakington Strand Shopping Centre are also offering a Free Fun Family Dress Up Photo Opportunity.

 

BARWON WATER CHILL OUT ZONE

9am -5pm | Subway Carpark Area corner of Pakington Street and O’Connell Street

Come on down and visit the Barwon Water Team in the Chill Out Zone, a great place to sit and dine on the amazing food you have purchased along the street.  There will be free drinking water, family-friendly activities, giveaways and useful information on offer for those wanting to take a rest and beat the heat. Mackillop Family Services located in this Zone will be inviting you to participate in an interactive creative activity.

 

GEELONG WEST PARK

9am-5pm | Southern End of Pakington Street Corner Pakington & Autumn Streets

The Park will be bustling with global food stalls and interactive activities. Geelong West Neighbourhood House will be holding an Open Day and information stalls on different activities held at the house throughout the day and selling a Devonshire tea of scones with tea/coffee available. You will also find the TAC Child booster seat activation. If you have ever wondered what the safest minimum height is to take your child out of a booster seat? Visit the TAC Booster Tag Activation site to take the test and be rewarded. This year we welcome ABC Radio Melbourne to the event, Saturday Breakfast host Alice Zaslavsky will be on stage introducing the diverse Cultura Stage program and the team will be based in the park area, come and say hi!

 

NORTHERN END OF PAKINGTON STREET

12pm-5pm | From Waratah to Waterloo Streets

At the Northern end of Pakington Street visit the newly completed Geelong West Presbyterian Church to chill out and rehydrate. There will be free plaster painting for the kids and a game space so try your hand at giant Jenga & giant Connect-4 and live music in the forecourt.

Don’t miss the free activities to get the children active in the Sporting Zone.  Netball Victoria will also be there to teach you some tricks of the trade. The Petrel Hotel Stage and bar area is a great spot to soak up the vibes in the sun.

Please refer to the map program for all stage details and locations

Download Event Map (PDF)