11:00am – Gates open
1:00pm – Official Welcome – hosted by Ema Matulic
National Anthems of Croatia and Australia
Flute – Sienna Heffernan
Singing – Alessia Ricciardelli
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
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