Pako Festa is the largest free celebration of cultural diversity in Victoria! Held since 1983, the festival attracts scores of people from Melbourne’s local and cultural communities. Everybody from professional performers, community groups, schools, businesses, street traders and artists from all walks of life attend this popular festival.
Coming together in harmony, up to 100,000 people meet to enjoy a smorgasbord of cultural food, folk dancing, the famous Pako Parade, workshops, art exhibitions, films, craft displays, free activities for children and an amazing day of non-stop entertainment.
Pako Festa prides itself as being a free event, accessible to all who want to share the enriching experience of multiculturalism. All you need to bring for a great day out is a happy heart and an open mind.