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CroatiaFest – Sunday, Oct. 6

Seattle Center Festál:  CroatiaFest 2013 recognizes its 10th anniversary year with a celebration of All Things Croatian!  12 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Sunday, Oct. 6, in Seattle Center Armory.

Festival-goers will find an author’s corner, Croatian costume photo booth, and photo cutout opportunities. They may trace their genealogy and learn about the varied history of Croatians across the state of Washington, in communities such as Grays Harbor, Interbay, Spokane, Everett and the Roslyn/Cle Elum area.

The Jerry Grcevich Tamburitza Orchestra travels from Pittsburgh, Penn. to perform at CroatiaFest. Grcevich, recognized as the premiere tamburitza prim player in the world, has gained fame both in the United States and in Europe through his recordings and performances over nearly 40 years. Acclaimed Pacific Northwest groups Radost Folk Ensemble, Ruže Dalmatinke Orchestra and Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble will also perform.

Expert chefs offer cooking demonstrations of some of the country’s most beloved dishes throughout the day in the west bay of Seattle Center Armory. Three inside and four outside food booths will feature authentic Croatian entrees for purchase.

CroatiaFest is produced in partnership with CroatiaFest Committee. For more information on CroatiaFest, including a full schedule of events, visit Click on or call 206 684-7200 to learn more about Seattle Center Festál and other outstanding public programming offered at Seattle Center.