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A Taste of Croatia - San Francisco Croatian Festival

  Sat - Sun, Oct 21-22, 2006         1:30 PM        $15, Children free

Event Details

cro_fest_06Bring the family for two days of Croatian music, dance and cultural life….a real Taste of Croatia.Traditional food and wines will be available for purchase to delight every palette.  Croatian songs, dance and crafts will be taught in workshops, and traditional crafts and costumes will be on display.Throughout the two day festival spellbinding performances by Washington state’s premiere Croatian musical group, Ruze Dalmatinke will take place, culminating in their concert in full costume Sunday at 3 pm. Another highlight of the festival takes place Saturday evening at 7:30 pm - a viewing of the Croatian film “A Wonderful Night in Split”, Croatia’s entry to the 2006 Academy Awards, followed by music and dancing.

Local Croatian community members are busy cooking, gathering crafts, and looking forward to showing warm hospitality to those who attend the festival. This is a chance to visit the world’s top travel destination without leaving the Bay area.


A Taste of Croatia - Schedule of Events*

Saturday October 21

1:30 pm 

Doors open
Join our workshops taught by Vela Luka Croatian dancers. Food available at 4 pm

2:00    Dalmatia Dance from Croatia workshop
3:00    Croatian Singing
4:00   Lindjo Croatian dance workshop from Dubrovnik
Croatian embroidery and stichery
5:00 Panel: Croatian music:  Yesterday, today and tomorrow
6:00 Music by Sidro Tamburitza, Ruze Dalmatinke
7:30   Contemporary Croatian Film entered for 2006 Academy Awards "A Wonderful Night in Split"

Music and dancing with Sidro and Ruze Dalmatinke


Sunday October 22

12 noon Doors Open
Traditional Croatian food, BBQ available for purchase
Croatian wines, folk art and historical displays
Vela Luka
1:00 pm Music begins
2:00 Welcome by Croatian Consul
Music with Dalmacijo Singers
3:00  Concert performance with Ruze Dalmatinke
4:00 Koraci Croatian Dance Ensemble
4:00-9:00 Community dancing and singing with Tommy Yeseta, Sidro, Ruze Dalmatinke, Novi Stari Tamburasi, and Slavonian Traveling Band

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