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Pako Festa 2021

February 27 @ 8:00 am - March 27 @ 5:00 pm

This year, Pako Festa will look a little different.

There will be three fabulous ways to experience our regions diverse mix of cultures.

27 February – enjoy a smorgasbord of global food
27 February – 13 March – projections on Geelong West Town Hall
27 February – 27 March – Discovery Arts Trail
Global Food
For one brilliant day, enjoy mouth-watering food offerings from 19 of Geelong’s ethnic communities in 13 different locations across Geelong on Saturday 27 February. There’s something for everyone from Ukrainian Varenyky to Bangladeshi Chicken Biryani and everything in between.

You can choose take-away or dine in options. To ensure a COVIDSafe event, all takeaway and dine-in food orders must be pre-booked at

Patrons can place as many takeaway orders as they wish, but can only dine-in at one location.

Each location and time has limited numbers so place your booking today to avoid missing out!
Pako Festa is an annual fundraiser for our local diverse communities and your food purchase supports the ongoing sustainability of these communities.

The locations

Centenary Hall – 1-9 Cox Road, Norlane
Cloverdale Community Centre – 167-169 Purnell Road, Corio
Croatian Club – 172-182 Cox Road, Corio
Croatian and licenced venue
Diversitat Hub – 25-41 Arunga Avenue, Norlane
Dutch, Filipino and Japanese
Greek Club – 1/3 Taliska Avenue, Hamlyn Heights
Greek and licenced venue
Macedonian Club – 465 Ballarat Road, Batesford
Macedonian and licenced venue
Pettit Park – 7-13 Beauford Avenue, Bell Post Hill
Fijian, Indonesian and Pakistani
Polish Club – 46-48 Fellmongers Road, Breakwater
Polish and licenced venue
Serbian Club – 240 Planation Road, Corio
Serbian and licenced venue
Ukrainian Club – 57 Pakington Street, Gelong
French and Ukrainian, licenced venue
Wathaurong Aboriginal C-Op – 62 Morgan Street, North Geelong
West Park – 207 Pakington Street, Geelong West
Bosnian and Iranian
West Town hall – 153 Pakington Street, Geelong West
Click here to book you food choices!

Running nightly from 8.30pm to 11.30pm on a continuous loop, to give as many people as possible the opportunity to experience this incredible display in a safe way. See Geelong’s cultural community like never before.

The projections feature 30 community portraits capturing the essence and culture of people within our community.

These projections take the place of the Great Pako Street Parade this year – with the organisers providing a more COVIDSafe offering of night projections on the Geelong West Town Hall at 153 Pakington Street.

Expects a rich audio-visual experience that features 30 diverse communities and an intimate insight into each culture.

Discovery Arts Trail
In partnership with the Pakington Street Traders Association Pako Festa will also showcase the work of professional and emerging local artists and local schools in the form of an ‘Elements of Culture Arts Trail’ along Pakington Street between Gordon Avenue and Church Street.

The works will feature in shop windows from 27 February – 27 March, taking participants on a journey along the street to discover a diverse selection of artwork and local businesses.

Daily from 27 February 2021 to 27 March 2021

Upcoming dates
27 February 2021

28 February 2021

01 March 2021

02 March 2021

03 March 2021


February 27 @ 8:00 am
March 27 @ 5:00 pm
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153 Pakington Street,
Geelong West,
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