CroatiaFest is held in the Seattle Center Armory and features continuous live performances on the main stage. In addition to the wonderful music, dance and food that make our culture so unique, there are food demonstrations and vendors selling Croatian merchandise.
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2014 T-shirts and Note Cards"The Fremont Tamburitza Troll" designed by Joanne Abdo and artwork by Hilton Herrin. This image is the inspiration for note cards and the 2014 CroatiaFest T-shirt. Both items can be purchased at CroatiaFest October 5th at the CroatiaFest apparel booth on the main floor of the Armory next to the main stage. See more note card designs
Zavicaj and Koraci Dance Ensemble To PerformCroatiaFest is pleased to welcome two new dance troupes to the 2014 festival: Koraci Dance Ensemble of San Jose and Zavicaj from Portland. Mark your calendars, October 5th, the Armory at the Seattle Center.
Donor ReceptionDonors who contribute $100 or more to CroatiaFest will be invited to the 3rd Annual Sunday Morning brunch on October 5th from 10:00 AM – Noon at the Seattle Center Pavilion .To start off the day’s activities at CroatiaFest, guests will be entertained by the very talented music of accordionist, Andy Mirkovich, while enjoying a delicious variety of menu items catered by Pogacha Restaurant of Bellevue. Contribute to CroatiaFest today by sending your check to P. O. Box 546, Medina, WA 98039 or on line on the website through Pay Pal. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.
Wine TastingJoin Richard Kinssies for winetasting at 3:00 in Quincy's Bar. Learn about the origin of the Croatian Plavac Mali grape. Purchase prepaid tickets here. A prepaid list will be checked at the entrance. $10 ticket includes entrance fee and 4 pours. Space is limited.
October 5, 2014
Saturday, Oct. 4 - Saturday Evening Events
Croatian Mass - Join us for mass 5:00 PM at St.Joseph Catholic Church, 732- 18th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112. Traditional Croatian Catholic hymns will be played and sung by Sinovi Tamburitiza Orchestra.
Croatian Dance Party - Dance and Sing-along at the Russian Community Center (across the street from St. Joseph). Admission is only $10, and there will be Croatian food available for a la carte purchase catered by the Seattle Jr. Tamburitizan parents. A no-host bar will feature a variety of wines and imported Croatian Karlovacko Pivo. Come dance and sing along to new as well as the old standard Croatian songs and kolo dance to the music of Sinovi.
Sunday, Oct. 5 - All-Day Festival
Festivities begin at Seattle Center Armory with opening ceremonies at noon. The festival will include:
Croatian Consular Day: Don't miss this chance to get or renew your important Croatian documents, passport or citizenship in Seattle. By appointment only, from 10 am until 3 pm. more info
Culture: Experience the music, exquisite costumes and traditional dances performed all day on the main stage by various Croatian musicians, dance ensembles and singing groups.
Traditions: At least three different Croatian cooking demonstrations will take place at the new cooking stage in the west wing of the Armory.
History: Exhibition panels will feature the history of our Croatian communities throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Geneology: Are you interested in your Croatian roots? Want to find out more about your family lineage? Genealogist Barbara Starkey will be at CroatiaFest 2014 to answer all of your questions. Visit her booth on the main floor of the Armory.
Homeland: Plan your next trip to Croatia by spending some time at the Croatia Travel Today booth. Once again a representative from Adriatic Tours from Los Angeles will be on hand to answer your questions, book your flight and give you guidelines to help with your travel plans.
FOOD ! FOOD! FOOD! CroatiaFest will have seven food booths at this year’s festival; four outside and three inside the Armory. Featured again this year will be grilled ćivapčići, meat sausage served on a pita bread with red pepper sauce: Ajvar. Sister Cities Association of Anacortes will be grilling these delightful sandwiches outside the Southwest entrance to the Armory. Follow your nose and make your way to their booth to enjoy this traditional and popular entrée, then bring it inside the Armory and enjoy a Karlovačko Pivo (or your favorite beverage) in the newly expanded Quincy’s Bar.
The Armory food vendors around the perimeter of the building are planning a special Croatian themed item on their menu.
QUINCY’S CORNER AND EXPANDED BEER GARDEN Head into Quincy’s to enjoy live music with your meal or just have a Karlovačko Pivo or your favorite beverage in the newly expanded beer garden. Bonaca will be performing in Quincy’s Corner from 2 – 2:30 and Klapa Doowapella will be singing from 2:45 – 3:15. You may purchase food at anyone of CroatiaFest’s seven food booths (4 outside and 3 inside the Armory) and take your entrée into Quincy’s to enjoy the music.
Our merchant vendors will be back with a variety of Croatian goods and souvenirs for your shopping pleasure. And, of course, there will be activities and crafts for the youngsters.
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