Croatia Days Festival to be held in Vancouver, Canada in June

CROATIA DAYS FESTIVAL set to take place again (Photo: Croatian Cultural Centre/Facebook)

The Croatian Cultural Centre is once again hosting the annual, “CROATIA DAYS FESTIVAL” in June, 2019 in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. 

This annual event opens the doors of Canada’s largest Croatian Cultural Centre to the Vancouver area and celebrates everything that is Croatian. 

As a part of this year’s festivities, guests will enjoy free admission as well as live entertainment, folk dancing, music, choir performances, a children’s play area, futsal, video entertainment, a variety of fresh food, video entertainment and a beer garden. 

CROATIA DAYS FESTIVAL will be held from 14 – 16 June 2019. 

The event is being hosted by the “United Croats of Canada” King Tomislav Branch, with support from the Vancouver Croatia Soccer Club as well as Hrvatska Seljacka Stranka. All three of the groups have existed in Vancouver for over 60 years.


FRIDAY – June 14 (Presented by: Croatia Sports Club)

Men’s Soccer Tournament (3v3 Futsal) – Parking Lot Cage Matches (5pm – 10pm / Admission = FREE for spectators)

• Featuring Special Guest Comentators
Men’s Team Registration($100 for each adult team of 5)
• The kid’s Soccer Tournament will be held the next day (see below for registration)

Beer Garden / Café Patio (Outdoor Only)(5pm – 10pm / Admission = FREE. Food & Beverages available for purchase)

• Barbeque
• Beer (Local & Croatian)

Upstairs Bar / Pub Night (9pm – 1am / Admission = FREE. Food & Beverages available for purchase)

• Music entertainment by visiting and local musicians

SATURDAY – June 15 (OPEN HOUSE – Croatian Cultural Centre)

Doors open at 10am (10:00am – 10:00pm)

• Music and cultural displays from all regions of Croatia
• Food and beverages will be available for purchase
• Enjoy specialty beers imported from Croatia

Kids Soccer Tournament (3v3 Futsal) – Parking Lot Cage Matches (3pm – 6pm)

• Featuring Special Guest Comentators
Child Registration (FREE – The teams will be put together based on age) 

Cultural Displays (10:00am – 10pm)

• Cultural displays from all regions of Croatia

Petting Zoo Fun Park (All ages)(10:00am – 6pm / Admission = $10)

• Live Farm Animals
• Face Painting
• Candy Store

Food Court / Beer Gardens / Café Patio (10:00am – 10pm / Food & Beverages available for purchase)

• Foods from many regions of Croatia
• Live Entertainment by “Tamburaški Sastav KOMŠIJE” (Local)
• Live Entertainment by “PIJANA BRAČA” (Calgary, AB & Local)
• Live Entertainment by “KLAPA DooWopella” (Seattle, WA)
• Beer (Local & Croatian)
• Specialty Coffees
• Ice Cream

Vendor Displays (10:00am – 10pm)

• Local Croatian businesses and societies are featured
Vendors Click Here to reserve your booth

Scholarships & Bursaries (4pm Sharp)
• Scholarships & Bursaries Presented by the United Croats of Canada
Folklore Performances

(10:00am – 4pm)

• Croatian Knights – Hrvatski Vitezovi
• Kardinal Stepinac
• Klapa DooWopella (Seattle, WA)

SUNDAY – June 16 (Presented By: Hrvatska Seljačka Stranka)

RICHMOND Picnic Grounds: FATHER’S DAY Picnic – Gates open at 10am

Croatian Pastoral Centre Kardinal Stepinac
8611 Sidaway Road
Richmond, BC. V6W 1G7
(10:00am – 8:00pm)

• Soccer field and kid’s playground
• Food and beverages will be available for purchase

More details and how to get involved can be found on the website

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