The Croatian Extravaganza, one of California’s most popular cultural and social events, is right around the corner and like those preceding it, promises good food, good entertainment and fun for all who attend. Join us the weekend of June 9-10 at the Croatian-American Cultural Center, to celebrate the lively, festive traditions of the Croatian people. The Extravaganza, launched in 1982, is a tribute to Croatians everywhere who have made their mark in the arts, civic, political and professional arenas.
The Croatian American Cultural Center extends a warm welcome to all and promises a very enjoyable celebration that is made special each year by the mingling of many cultures during the course of the weekend. Bring the whole family for a delicious barbecue dinner and a variety of other delicious Croatian Cuisine and pastries in our large park-like setting. Our bar features fine wine and imported and domestic beers, as well as a variety of specialty drinks. Children’s games will be available and children can purchase all-day passes for the activities.
Our entertainment program comprises of both traditional and contemporary Croatian music that is sure to please everyone. By popular demand, the multi-talented Croatian recording artist Djani Stipanicev will be back this year, coming direct from Croatia and appearing only at the Extravaganza.
Another favorite of Extravaganza festival-goers, Sidro Tamburitza Ensemble from San Jose, will treat us again with their selection of traditional Croatian melodies.
Croatian folk dances will be presented by Koraci Kolo Group from San Jose and our local kolo group Veseli Hrvati.
The evening program continues with popular contemporary Croatian melodies presented by our favorite visiting performers Mate Caric and Petra Tulic from Los Angeles. Accompanied by our own DJ Mario, they will keep the party going late into the night.
Another highlight of the festival is the cuisine which brings festival goers back every year. Each year, between 40 and 50 lambs and pigs are barbequed, along with cevapcici (beef and pork rolls), smoked Croatian sausage, and Croatian style steak. Accompanying the entrees are a variety of delicious side dishes and salads. Pastries, always a favorite, are the perfect end to a delightful meal. Choose among a variety of combination plates featuring delicacies such as nut rolls, tortes, strudel, burek, kifle, hrstule, baklava, and assorted cookies.
Our bar features fine wine and imported and domestic beers, as well as a variety of specialty drinks.
Note: The schedule of performances has not been finalized yet
and is subject to change.