This is the official app for Pako Festa 2015, to be held on Saturday 28th February.
Pako Festa, now in its thirty-second year, is Geelong's much loved, award-winning, free, annual community arts festival - the biggest of its kind in Australia.
- Find stalls and activities with our interactive map
- View information about all the participating community groups and performers
- See what's on the calendar throughout the day, and build your own schedule
- Create your own Pako selfie!
It's the must-have guide for anyone coming to the Festa!
Managed by Diversitat and held on the last weekend of February in Pakington Street, Geelong West, "the multicultural heart of Geelong", Pako Festa incorporates an extravagant street parade featuring around ninety floats and hundreds of performers representing forty-five affiliated ethnic communities and around sixty other community groups and organisations. The street is lined with stalls selling traditional foods and arts and crafts, and nine separate stages in the precinct offer performances of music and dance as well as interactive workshops and exhibitions.
Pako Festa has become Victoria's premier multicultural event, attended by well over 100,000 people in each of the last four years and estimated to inject close to $2.5 million dollars into the local economy just over the course of the day itself.
Pako Festa offers a unique opportunity for those 100,000-plus participants to socialise and celebrate in an arena of ethnic diversity and harmony, as well as gaining an appreciation of the great variety of artistic and cultural expression within Geelong's multicultural community
Updated for Pako Festa 2015, including brand new Pako Selfie feature!