Diversitat’s flagship event is Pako Festa which is held in late February each year and attracts over 100,000 people. In 2020, Pako Festa celebrates 38 years of showcasing cultural diversity to the people of Geelong. Pako Festa will be celebrated on Saturday 29 Februrary with the theme to be announced soon.
Pako Festa is the largest free celebration of cultural diversity in Australia! Every year, since 1983, it attracts scores of people from our local and cultural communities, professional performers, community groups, schools, businesses, street traders and artists from all walks of life. To find out more, visit the Pako Festa website.
Refugee Week is an annual activity held in the month of June each year, which aims to create a better understanding between different communities, and encourage successful integration to enable refugees to live in safety and to continue making a valuable contribution to Australia. It’s a unique opportunity for us all to experience and celebrate the rich diversity of refugee communities through theatre, music, dance, food, film and other events. Find out more about Diversitat’s Refugee Week Dinner.