2004 Pako Festa Gallery
Celebrated on the last Saturday of February, the 2004 Pako Festa saw an amazing day of multicultural fun along Pakington Street in West Geelong. This year saw a huge array of community groups spanning the four corners of the earth join the colourful parade which also featured a few celebrities including television star John Woods and a few favourites from Home and Away.
The parade made way for an opening ceremony in West Park where the traditional land holders the Wathaurong People welcomed a huge crowd and VIP’s including members of council and the state government.
The ceremonies made way for an afternoon of music and dance and a chance to try some of the magnificent cuisine from the dozens of international food tents ran by local community groups which were set up along the closed off Pakington Street.