Pako Festa opening the vault

Pako Festa has an incredible 36 year history and for the entire month of October, we are opening the vault!

Come and discover posters from past events and the evolution of Carmen Miranda over the years from posters to event t’shirts……Pako Festa is a living history of the diversity found in Geelong and we thank the many community groups that have shaped Geelong’s Cultural fabric over the past 36 years.

Renew Geelong is an urban renewal scheme that fills empty buildings and spaces to bring new life to under-utilized and under-appreciated precincts, while simultaneously providing emerging creatives, artists and performers with a forum for showcasing their talent.  A not-for-profit social enterprise, Renew Geelong is funded by the City of Greater Geelong and the Victorian Government to match spaces to projects and ensure that potential tenants compliment surrounding businesses.

The Renew Geelong Concept Space currently plays host to three creative businesses including The Geelong Illustrators Workshop and Studio, a collective of 25 local artists;  Waja Creations with unique concrete and timber pieces and a large selection of rare plants; and Fair Dinkum Moccies who creates made to order moccies, belts and hats.  The space also includes a project area which is offered free of change for creative and not for profit projects like Pako Festa.

For your chance to meet the team, discover the Pako Festa archives and find out how you can get involved in the 2019 event visit us on any Monday throughout the month of October and you never know Carmen Miranda might pop in for a surprise visit…..

Pako Festa Poster Display 1983-current

From Monday 8th October  –  Friday 9th November, 2018


Renew Geelong

107 Moorabool Street, Geelong