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San Francisco Croatian Festival

  Sat - Sun, Oct 18-19, 2008         4:00 PM        Free Saturday Doors Open 4PM! $15 Sunday Doors Open 1PM,child free

Event Details

sinovi4.jpg_300A Taste of Croatia! Bring the whole family for a two day festival full of fun, enjoyment and Croatian culture.  There will be performances, dancing, singing, food and the world premier of the documentary film “Croatian Stories” (see YouTube trailer) about Croatian culture in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Headlining will be the Sinovi Tamburitza Orchestra of Seattle with John Morovich (see YouTube), Also performing will be the Dalmacijo Singers, Slavonian Traveling Band with Lilla Serlegi, Sidro Tamburitza Orchestra, and Koraci Croatian Dance Ensemble.

The Croatian American Cultural Center is the the oldest Croatian organization in North and South America.  It was established in San Francisco 151 years ago in 1857.

Saturday, Oct 18   4PM-10PM  Free all day!
The community is invited to come admissiion free to see world premier of  “Croatian Stories” at 7:30PM, the new documentary film about Croatians in the San Francisco Bay Area. Come listen, sing and dance to the tamburitza music of Sinovi, before and after the film.  Take workshops in Croatian singing and dancing from Sinovi members starting at 4PM.  Food and Croatian wine for purchase.

calstories_logo_100The project made possible, in part by a grant from the California Council for the Humanities as part of the Council's statewide California Stories Initiative.

Sunday, Oct 19   1PM - 9PM   $15 Adults/Children free.
Concert by Sinovi of Seatle, music for dancing and singing  by Dalmacijo, Slavonian Traveling Band, Tommy Yeseta and Sidro Tamburitza Orchestra. Croatian food will be available for purchase.

The Festival also is supported in part by grants from the Alliance for California Traditonal Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Accomodations: For special group rates, please call by Sept 29th (Group Code: Croatian Festival), Radisson Hotel SFO Bayfront. Phone: 415-467-4400 or 1-877-371-4440.


Saturday, Oct 18
4PM Doors open-food ready
4:15 Music & Singing Workshop-John Morovich and Sinovi
5:30  Kolo Dance lesson
7:00   Sinovi plays
7:30  Croatian Stories - Premier showing
8:30 Sinovi plays music for singing and dancing
Sunday, Oct 19
1PM Doors open - Croatian food and wine
 Main Hall                                                                    Small Hall/Bar
1PM   Sinovi plays
2:00  Openning Ceremony
          Dalmacijo sings
3:00  Concert by Sinovi
4:00  Slavonian Traveling Band with Lilla Serlegi    Sidro plays
          Koraci Croatian Folklore Ensemble
5:00 Sidro                                                                          Sinovi
6:00 Sinovi                                                                        Sidro
7:00                                                                                    Sinovi and all


Sinovi Tamburitza Orchestra

Sidro, formerly known as Blue Adriatic, is one of Northern California's favorite Croatian Tamburitza Orchestras. For over 20 years, Sidro has been per...

Slavonian Traveling Band
The diverse sound and repertoire of The Slavonian Traveling Band crosses all boundaries and speaks for tolerance and hope. The popular eight member en...

Koraci Croatian Folk Ensemble
In the Croatian language, Koraci means steps, an allusion to both the steps one takes when dancing and the strides one has to make when climbing from ...

Dalmacijo Singers
The Dalmacijo Singers, one of the groups existing under the umbrella of the Croatian American Cultural Center, have been delighting audiences since 1...

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