The Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble, founded in 1975 in Anacortes, performs at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at Peace Arch State Park in Blaine. The event is free.
About one-in-four Anacortes residents are descendants of immigrants from the fishing village Vela Luka, on the Croatian island of Korcula.
The performers in the ensemble represent four generations of Croatian-Americans who have introduced their culture's choreography, music and instruments to people all over the world. Forming a link between the Puget Sound region and Croatia, the company strives to preserve Croatian folkways and culture for generations to come.
Event details: parks.wa.gov/calendar.aspx.