2018 Program

11:00am – Gates open to public

12:30pm – Official Welcome – hosted by Belinda Maric

National Anthems of Croatia and Australia
- Betty Pavelich Sirois, Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia
- Joseph Gene Petric, Consulate-General of the Republic of Croatia
- Jing Lee, Assistant to the Premier
- Dr Susan Green, Deputy Leader
- Juli Cirjak, President Croatian Sports Centre SA Inc.
Blessing - Fr Nikica Zlatunic, Croatian Community Parish Priest

1:00pm – Neretva (Melb) - Live music

1:00pm – Face painter starts (inside clubroom)

1:15pm – Croatians in South Australia display (inside clubroom)
Featuring: The Vis Project (Projekt na otoku Visu. Maya Kolega)

2:10pm – Croatian Cultural Display

2:30pm – Croatian Folkloric Performance by HFS Lenek (Adelaide)

2:45pm – Volya Ukrainian Cossak Dancers

3:00pm – Neretva (Melb) - Live music

3:00pm – Roaming magic tricks and balloons by Magician David Baric

4:00pm – Kamena sa Ramena (traditional Boulder Throw competition, Mens AND Womens competition)

4:30pm – Klapa Samoana (New Zealand) Vocal Ensemble
Performing for the first time at Festa! Singing Croatian a cappella.

5:30pm – Lottery Draw

5:45pm – Winners Presentation - Kamena sa Ramena

6:00pm – Major Minor (Melb) - Live music

7:00pm – Klapa Samoana (NZ) Vocal Ensemble

8:00pm – Neretva (Melb) - Live music

8:50pm – DJ

9:00pm – *** Fireworks Display ***

9:05pm – Major Minor (Melb) - Live music

10:30pm – DJ

11:30pm – Major Minor (Melb) - Live music

1:00am – Entertainment Close

Perfect for families and children

  • Amusement rides and side shows

  • Children’s arts & crafts area

  • Gymbus – activity bus for kids

  • Kids Hot Rolls, Hot Chips & Gelati

  • Jumping castle

  • Face painting

  • Fireworks

An extensive selection of traditional Croatian cuisine and drinks will be available throughout the day.  FOOD menu /  DRINKS menu

Why not experience something different

  • Cultural display featuring traditional costumes parade

  • Special guest appearances by sporting personalities with Croatian links, including A-League stars

  • Traditional village games, including "Kamena sa Ramena" (Boulder Throw competition) and the Pršut Contest

  • Market stalls

It's an affordable day out

Admission Only $5 per adult!

Children under 16 FREE!

FREE car parking!