Cultural Bridges: Celebrating four decades of Pako Festa

Celebrate four decades of Victoria's largest free multicultural street party, Pako Festa through an archive of photographs, objects and stories.

Pako Festa is Victoria’s largest free multicultural street party celebrating Geelong’s diversity through community. For over four decades, Pako Festa has attracted hundreds of thousand visitors, enriched the community and strengthened connections through food, performance and spectacle. In Partnership with Cultura, this exhibition will celebrate the spirit of Pako Festa through the Pako Festa archive alongside objects and stories of Geelong’s multicultural communities.

25% discount on museum admission for NTAV Members with membership card.

Celebrating 50 years of the Victorian Heritage Register 

Event dates

Event Details

National Wool Museum, 26 Moorabool Street, Geelong, Victoria

The Museum is located at the corner of Moorabool and Brougham Streets in the heart of Central Geelong. One block from the waterfront and ferry terminal, and a short walk from Geelong Railway Station.



Entry fees:
Adults $ 12, Children $ 7, Concession $ 9, Family $ 35, Members $ 9
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Train: A ten-minute walk towards the waterfront from Geelong Railway Station. Car: 60 minutes from Melbourne CBD. 30 minutes from Torquay, Great Ocean Road. Parking: Weekday metered parking and free 2–hour parking on weekends in Moorabool St, Brougham St and Eastern Beach Rd. The Civic Car Park located on Gheringhap St, opposite the Visitor Information Centre, offering parking 24 hours, 7 days per week. Ferries: Port Phillip Ferries operates passenger ferry services from Docklands to Geelong and Docklands to the Bellarine (Portarlington) daily and also provide Port Phillip Ferries Discovery Tours. Searoad Ferries car and passenger ferry travels from the Mornington Peninsula to Queenscliff. Buses run from Queenscliff to Geelong daily. Spirit of Tasmania travels daily from Davenport Tasmania docking at Geelong. A ten-minute drive to the National Wool Museum. Access: The Museum is fully accessible at street entry, with rams to each level. Accessible parking is located at the front of the Museum. Accessible toilets are located on each level.