2016 Program

11:00am – Gates open

1:00pm – Official Welcome – hosted by Ema Matulic

National Anthems of Croatia and Australia
Flute – Sienna Heffernan
Singing – Alessia Ricciardelli

Speeches by:
Croatian Sports Centre President - Dinko Blazincic
Director of Fešta - Ljiljana Milicevic
Croatian Consul General - Mr Dubravko Belavic
State Liberal Leader - Steven Marshall MP
Croatian Community Parish Priest - Father Josip Grubisic (blessing)

1:15pm – Life without Barriers - Andrea Merrigan and Clare Economides

1:25pm – Red Cross - Nikki Harrington close friend of Tania Murphy who has been diagnosed with leukaemia.
Bone marrow donations and explanation of support.

1:30pm – Croatian Folkloric Performance by Mladi Hrvati (Melbourne) performing “Posavina”

1:45pm – Croatian Language School performance

2:00pm – Croatian Folkloric Performance by Hrvatska Zora (Melbourne): Groups 1 and 2
Welcome 50 dancers and musicians from Hrvatska Zora (Croatian Dawn) from Melbourne.

3:00pm – Croatian Folkloric Performance by HFS Lenek (Adelaide):
Groups 4 and 5 performing: "Zivjela Croatia"
Group 1 performing: "Zagorsko Kolo"

3:30pm – Akcija (Sydney) - Live music
Performing for the first time at Festa we welcome Akcija from Sydney.

4:30pm – Kamena sa Ramena (Boulder Throw competition)

5:00pm – Croatian Folkloric Performance by Hrvatska Zora (Melbourne): Group 3

5:30pm – Lottery Draw

6:15pm – Cultural Parade

7:30pm – Speech: Senator Zed Šeselja, Assistant Minister for Social Services & Multicultural Affairs.
Liberal Senator for the ACT

7:35pm – DJ Stokes

9:00pm – Fireworks Display

9:15pm – Akcija (Sydney) - Live music

10:30pm – DJ Stokes

11:45pm – Akcija (Sydney) - 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)
  • "Fešta Cup" featuring Whyalla v Port Lincoln soccer teams
  • Market stalls

It's an affordable day out

Admission Only $5 per adult!

Children under 16 FREE!

FREE car parking!