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SEATTLE (September 30, 2022) – Seattle Center Festál continues with CroatiaFest Sunday, Oct. 2, 12-6 p.m. at the Armory Food & Event Hall to showcase the rich culture, music, costumes, food and history of Croatia. The festival is free and open to the public.
CroatiaFest is host to numerous vendors, including food trucks, souvenir booths and apparel sellers. Performers include Dave and the Dalmatians, Seattle Junior Tamburitzans and the Radost Folk Ensemble. A cooking demonstration will display the art of baking “kosnice od oraha,” delicate traditional cookies also known as walnut beehives, with a tasting of their creations.
CroatiaFest Wine Cellars returns with Croatian-American vintner Jason Morin of Ancestry Cellars, the Balkan Store of Lynnwood, Vinbero Wine Bar, who will be offering Croatian wines, as well as the “Rakija Bar,” where a variety of Maraska liquors imported from the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia will be available. Admission to CroatiaFest Wine Cellars is $15 and includes an etched CroatiaFest souvenir stemmed wine glass and three tokens for beverage purchase.
As Croatia has made recent changes to their citizenship process, Croatian Consul General of Los Angeles Renee Pea will lead a presentation on gaining dual citizenship with Croatia. She will explain the process, answer questions and help people begin their journey to naturalization.
Sunday, Oct. 2, 12-6 p.m.
A full schedule of events can be found here.
Armory Food & Event Hall
Seattle Center, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109
CroatiaFest is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Since its inception in 2004, CroatiaFest’s mission is to promote and preserve Croatian culture and to educate future generations of Croatian Americans and the general public with the richness and beauty of Croatian culture and Croatian American contributions to the building of the U.S. With the Honorary Croatian Consul to the State of Washington, Dr. Frank Brozovich, and the support of the Croatian American community of the Pacific Northwest and Canada, CroatiaFest is able to present Croatian culture, history, cuisine, music, original traditional costumes and dance to the thousands of festival attendees and the hundreds of visitors of the Seattle Center campus.
More information on the festival is available at seattlecenter.com and croatiafest.org.
About Seattle Center Festál
Seattle Center Festál cultivates a deeper understanding of the cultures and ethnic diversity that contribute to the rich vibrancy of the Pacific Northwest. This unique series links together 24 free festivals presented on weekends from February to November, each with its own cultural focus, identity, and range of engaging activities. 2022 commemorates the 25th Anniversary of Festál, ushering in a new era of hybrid programs during this anticipated return to in-person events. Seattle Center Festál is where the world will gather to celebrate the people, the places, the stories, the traditions, and the next 25 years of innovation. Seattle Center Festál is produced in partnership with 24 different community groups and supported by 4Culture, City of Seattle, and Seattle Center Foundation. Festál is also part of the ArtsFund Cultural Partners Network.
About Seattle Center
Seattle Center is celebrating 60 years with all that is “New, Now, and Next” as Seattle’s hub for arts, sports, community events, and cultural festivals. Originally built for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, the dynamic 74-acre campus has transformed over the years to respond to, reflect, and represent the region’s ever-broadening community. Seattle Center and its iconic International Fountain are often referred to as the “Heart of Seattle,” serving as a treasured community gathering place where the local, regional, national, and international visitors come together every day. Today more than 30 cultural, educational, sports and entertainment organizations reside on the grounds, along with a diverse variety of public programs and thousands of events attracting more than 12 million visitors each year. At Seattle Center, part of Uptown Arts & Cultural District and home to Climate Pledge Arena, our purpose is to create exceptional events, experiences, and environments that delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities. Activities at the Center generate $1.864 billion in business activity and $631 million in labor income.
Photos, b-roll, and pre-event/event-day interviews with festival producers, performers, and special guests are available upon request.
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