Parish Festivals 2024

People ride a ferris wheel on May 15 at the St. Joseph Parish Festival in Shelbyville. (Photo by Sean Gallagher)

People ride a ferris wheel on May 15, 2021, at the St. Joseph Parish Festival in Shelbyville. (Photo by Sean Gallagher)

May 30-June 1

St. Simon the Apostle Parish, 8155 Oaklandon Road, Indianapolis. Parish Festival, Thurs. 5-11 p.m., Fri. 5 p.m.-midnight, Sat. 3 p.m.-midnight, rides, food, beer garden, games, kids’ zone, Vegas room (ages 21 and older), live music: Thurs. St. Simon Idol, Fri. Rhythm Kings and Stella Luna and the Satellites, Sat. Jason Joy and My Yellow Rickshaw, $10 food/drink ticket per person or per family required for admission. Information: sponsorship@saintsimonfestival.com, 317-826-6000, saintsimonfestival.com.

St. Jude Parish, 5353 McFarland Road, Indianapolis. Summer Festival, 5-10 p.m., children’s games, grand prize raffle, bands, food, carnival rides, live entertainment, bingo, Monte Carlo games, free admission. Information: 317-786-4371.

May 31-June 1

St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, 6000 W. 34th St., Indianapolis. 23rd Annual International Festival, 5 p.m.-midnight, carnival rides, food, live music, $5,000 raffle, beer garden, free admission, prices for food, drinks and rides vary. Information: parish@stgabrielindy.org, 317-291-7014, ext. 0.

May 31-June 1

St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower) Parish, 4720 E. 13th St., Indianapolis. Summerfest, Fri. 5-11 p.m., Sat. 3-11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., $4,000 grand prize raffle, bingo Fri. and Sat., midway rides, silent auction, live entertainment, food, beer, wine, games for kids and adults, $10 admission for $10 in event coupons. Information: 317-357-8352, amackell@littleflowerparish.org.

June 2

St. Paul Parish, 814 Jefferson St., Tell City. Parish Picnic, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., pulled pork or BBQ chicken dinners, cash/quilt raffles, live music, eat-in or carry-out dinners, free admission. Information: 812-547-7994, stpaulch@psci.net.

June 6-8

St. Anthony Parish, 337 N. Warman Ave., Indianapolis. Parish Festival, Thurs. 4-10 p.m., Fri. 4-11 p.m., Sat. 2 p.m.-midnight, live music, beer garden, American, Mexican and international food, Jessop Amusements, cash raffle $25 per ticket ($25,000 1st prize, $5,000 2nd prize, $3,000 3rd prize), free admission. Information: 317-543-7730. stanthony.bulletin@gmail.com.

Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish, 335 S. Meridian St., Greenwood. Parish Festival, Thurs. 5-11 p.m., Fri. 5 p.m.-midnight, Sat. 2 p.m.-midnight, rides, games, Monte Carlo, bingo, cake wheel, grand raffle, quilt raffle, children’s games, live music, beer tent, fair food, free admission. Information: tinyurl.com/OLGFest24, 317-888-2861, info@olgreenwood.org.

June 14-15

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, 520 Stevens St., Indianapolis. Italian Street Festival, 5-11 p.m., more than 25 Italian meats, pastas, salads, desserts, dancing, live music, inflatables, display of Ducati bikes and Vespa scooters, Italian music, religious procession Sat. 6:45 p.m. with Indianapolis Opera before 7 p.m. Mass, free parking in Eli Lilly lots on East and New Jersey streets, free admission. Information: 317-636-4478, kfcpublicrelations@gmail.com, indyitalianfest.org.

June 21-22

St. Christopher Parish, 5301 W. 16th St., Indianapolis. Summer Festival, 5-11 p.m., live music, food, kids’ games, casino, 50/50 raffle, free admission. Information: 317-241-6314, amy@indyfestival.com.

Christ the King Parish, 5884 N. Crittenden Ave., Indianapolis. Summer Social, 6-11 p.m., live entertainment, food, beverages, raffle, $1 admission. Information: 317-255-3666, www.ctk-indy.org/SummerSocial, ctksummersocial@gmail.com.

June 22

St. Ambrose Parish, 325 S. Chestnut St., Seymour. Parish Festival, 5-8 p.m., international foods, kids’ games, local artisan vendors, $100 reverse raffle (win up to $5,000), quilt and 50/50 raffles (tickets $5 each or five for $20), free admission. Information: 812-522-5304, info@stambroseseymour.org.

June 30

St. Catherine of Siena Parish, St. Maurice Campus, 1963 N. Saint John St., Greensburg. Parish Festival, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., fried chicken dinner, turtle soup, games for kids and adulst, pedal tractor pull, beer garden, live music, free admission, 812-560-6017, stcatherinekb@gmail.com.

July 13-14

All Saints Parish, St. John the Baptist Campus, 25743 State Route 1, Guilford. Chicken Dinner and Summer Festival, Sat. 5 p.m.-midnight, Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., food, beer garden, B&G ice cream, kiddie land, raffles, live music, Sun. only chicken dinners start 11 a.m., free admission. Information: 812-576-4302, emilyalig.asp@gmail.com.

July 27-28

All Saints Parish, St. Martin Campus, 8044 Yorkridge Road, Guilford. Summer Festival, Sat. 5 p.m.-midnight, Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., food, beer garden, B&G ice cream, kiddie land, raffles, live music, Sun. only chicken dinners start 11 a.m., free admission. 5K Country Run/Walk, Sun. 9:30 a.m., $20 ($2.20 online registration fee), register at tinyurl.com/StMartinRun24. Information: 812-576-4302.

July 28

St. Augustine Parish, 18020 Lafayette St., Leopold. Church Picnic, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. CT, $12 fried chicken dinners (cash only), dine-in or carry-out, ice cream, hamburgers, raffles, quilt wheel, half pot drawing, free admission. Information. 812-843-5143, staughc@psci.net.

August 1-3

Holy Spirit Parish, 7243 E. 10th St., Indianapolis. 76th Annual Holy Spirit Festival, Thurs. 6-11 p.m., Fri. 6 p.m.-midnight, Sat. 1 p.m.-midnight, live music, rides, shish kabobs, tacos, pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, fruit smoothies, desserts, lemon shake-up, seltzers, beer and wine, bingo, Monte Carlo, silent auction, $20 tickets for $7,500 raffle, parking shuttle available at 7140 E. Washington St., free wrist bands provided to parishioners after Masses, non-parishioner admission $10 in food tickets, ages 12 and younger free, 17 and younger must be accompanied by adult. Information: holyspiritfestival.org, festival@holyspirit.cc,

317-353-9404.

August 4

St. Boniface Parish, 11715 E. County Road 1550 N., Fulda. Annual Summer Picnic, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. CT., fried chicken and roast beef dinners, Fulda’s famous soup, games, live music, handmade quilts, bingo, themed baskets, organ concert, family fun center, free admission. Information: sbcatholic.church/summer-picnic, 812-357-5533, info@myparishfamily.church.

August 9-10

Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish, 7225 Southeastern Ave., Indianapolis. Augustravaganza, 4 p.m.-midnight, rides, raffles, festival food, children’s games, church tours, baby crawling race, bingo, beer/wine tent, Monte Carlo, carnival rides, live music/entertainment, food tent, catered dinners in air-conditioned gym, Silly Safari, free admission. Information: 317-357-1200, tmarlin@nativityindy.org, nativityindy.org/augustravaganza.

August 10-11

All Saints Parish, St. Paul Campus, 9788 N. Dearborn Road, Guilford. Summer Picnic, Sat. 5 p.m.-midnight, pork loin dinners, live music; Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., chicken dinners; both days live music, lunch stand, beer garden, kiddie land, raffles, free admission. Information: 812-576-4302, emilyalig.asp@gmail.com.

St. Mary Parish, 2500 St. Mary Dr., Lanesville. Beer and Brats Night and Parish Picnic, Sat. 6:30-10:30 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sat. beer and brats, Sun. fried chicken or ham dinner; dine-in or carry-out, both days: bingo, capital prize raffles, linen booth, online auction at harrittgroup.com, food prices TBA, free admission. Information: 812-952-2853, elizabeth.johnson@catholic-community.org.

August 16-17

St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 4625 N. Kenwood Ave., Indianapolis. SausageFest, 5:30 p.m.-midnight, Kincaid’s sausages, Sun King beer, sides from Illinois Street Food Emporium, Byrne’s pizza, live music, wine, snack shack, kids’ zone, teen zone with DJ, free admission. Information 317-253-1461, churchinfo@staindy.org.

August 17-18

St. Mary-of-the-Knobs Parish, 5719 St. Marys Road, Floyds Knobs. Knobfest, Sat. 5:30 p.m.-midnight, beer garden, food trucks, 9 p.m. live music by Juice Box Heroes; Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., kids’ zone, fried chicken dinner, wheels, raffles, free admission. Information: 812-923-3011, mhartlage@yoursmk.org.

St. Nicholas Parish, 6459 E. St. Nicholas Dr., Sunman. Church and Music Festival, Sat. 6-11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., music on Sat., fried chicken dinners all day Sun., free admission. Information: 812-212-0501, principal@stnicholas-sunman.org.

August 22-24

St. Ann Parish, 6350 S. Mooresville Road, Indianapolis. Summer Festival, Thur. 5-10 p.m., Fri. 5-11 p.m., Sat. 5-11:30 p.m., food, carnival rides, games, casino, beer garden, silent auction, raffle, free admission. Information: 317-821-2909, admin@stannindy.org.

August 23-25

St. Joseph Parish, 1401 S. Mickley Ave., Indianapolis. Fall Festival, Fri. and Sat. 5-11 p.m., Sun. 1-7:30 p.m., Vietnamese, Mexican, African, Italian, American food, rides, kids’ games, blackjack, Texas Hold’em, 50/50, bingo, silent auction, beer garden, free admission. Information: 317-244-9002.

August 24

St. Monica Parish, 6131 N. Michigan Road, Indianapolis. International Festival, 5-11 p.m., St Monica Feast Day Mass at 4 p.m. food and entertainment from around the world, live music by the Phil Pierle Trio (with members of the Woomblies), beer garden, $3,000 raffle, fun for kids of all ages, free admission. Information: 317-253-2193, parishoffice@stmonicaindy.org.

August 24-25

St. Mary Parish, 1331 E. Hunter Robbins Way, Greensburg. Parish Festival, Sat. 5:30-11 p.m.: adult night, games, beer garden, pie auction, 7 p.m. live music by Nuttin’ Fancy, pork burger and pulled pork dinners, concessions; Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Family Day, kids’ games, live entertainment, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, fried chicken and pulled pork dinners; free admission. On Eagles Wings 5K Run/Walk, Sat. 8 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. kids’ games open, 9 a.m. race, 10 a.m. optional Kids Fun Run, 10:15 a.m. awards, $20 for all participants until Aug. 9, $25 after Aug. 9, register by Aug. 9 for t-shirt, $8 to have shirt shipped, additional fees apply for online registrations. Information, registration: 812-663-8427, oneagleswings5k.com.

September 1

St. Catherine of Siena Parish, St. John the Evangelist Campus, 9995 E. Base Road, Greensburg. 86th Annual Church Picnic, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Fireside Inn fried chicken and roast beef dinners $15 adults or $7 for ages 11 and younger, games, raffles, basket booth, mock turtle soup, country store, silent auction, beer garden, pies, free admission. Information: 812-934-2880, stcatherine47240@gmail.com.

September 2

St. Peter Parish, 1207 East Road, Brookville. Labor Day Festival, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., fried chicken dinner, air-conditioned hall, basket raffle, $30,000 raffle, country store, bingo, turtle soup, beer garden, free admission. Information: 812-623-3670, brookvilleparishes@gmail.com.

St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 4773 Church Road, Morris. Labor Day Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., raffles, chicken dinners, games, beer garden, free admission. Information: 812-934-6218, parishoffice@stanthonymorris.org.

September 7

St. Joan of Arc Parish, 4217 Central Ave., Indianapolis. French Market, noon-10 p.m., live music, 50 artisan booths, French food, beer and wine, bake sale, raffle, church tours, children’s games and food until 5 p.m., Club d’Arc for grades 5-10 6:30-9:30 p.m., Mass 5:30 p.m., free admission. Information: 317-283-5508, sjoa.org/about-french-market.

September 8

St. Mary Parish, 512 N. Perkins St., Rushville. Fall Celebration, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., chicken dinner, grand raffle, quilt raffle, vendors, craft booths, free admission. Information: 765-932-2588, dspaeth@stmaryrush.org.

St. Michael Parish, 145 St. Michael Blvd., Brookville. Chicken Dinner Festival, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., fried chicken dinner, drive-thru or carry-out, food item prices vary, cash and basket raffles, free admission. Information: 765-647-5462, brookvilleparishes@gmail.com.

September 13-14

St. Thomas More Parish, 1200 N. Indiana St., Mooresville. Church Festival, 5-10 p.m., hot air balloon rides Sat., bingo, live southern rock band, kids’ games, basket raffles, pull tabs, 50/50 raffle, beer and wine garden, hand-breaded pork tenderloins and corndogs, Philippine homemade dish Sat., free admission. Information: 317-831-4142, pweber@stm-church.org.

St. Bartholomew Parish, 1306 27th St., Columbus. St. B Fest, Fri. 6-11 p.m., Sat. 4-11 p.m., live entertainment, multicultural food, Sat. PTO carnival, free admission. Information: 812-379-9353, stbartholomewfestival@gmail.com.

September 15

St. Michael Parish, 101 St. Michael Dr., Charlestown. Septemberfest, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., chicken dinner, authentic Mexican food, games, quilt and cash raffles, silent auction, free admission. Information: 812-256-3200, stmichaelsecretary@northclarkcountycatholic.org.

St. Meinrad Parish, 19570 N. 4th St., St. Meinrad. Annual Fall Picnic, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. CT, fried chicken dinners, famous soup, ice cream, food court, German tenderloin sandwiches, country store, family activity center, guided tour of church, live music, entertainment, free admission. Information: 812-357-5533, info@myparishfamily.church,

September 20-21

St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, 7575 Holliday Dr. E., Indianapolis. Fall Fest, 5-11 p.m., Fri. adults only, live music, games; Sat. children’s games and activities, food, beverages, live music by The Indigos, free admission. Information: 317-259-4373, tinyurl.com/StLukeFallFest2024, bkudla@stluke.org.

September 21

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, school parking lot, 1842 E. Eighth St., Jeffersonville. Street Dance, 7-11 p.m., live music, food trucks, kids’ area, live auction, school fundraiser, $10 admission. Information: 812-282-2677, info@sacredheartschool.us.

September 22

St. Michael Parish, 11400 Farmer’s Lane NE, Greenville. Parish Picnic, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., fried chicken, homemade dumplings, silent auction, Nana’s Basement, cake booth, kids’ zone, pull tabs, food stand, dinners $14, free admission. Information: 812-364-6646.

September 25

Persimmon Festival, corner of 7th and Main streets, Mitchell. St. Mary Parish Italian Dinner Food Tent, 4:30-7 p.m., Italian dinner, cost TBD. Information: 812-849-3570, stmarysmitchell294@gmail.com.

September 26-28

SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi Parish, 5901 Olive Branch Road, Greenwood. Fall Festival, Thurs. 4-8 p.m., rides only; Fri. 4-5 p.m. rides only, 5-10 p.m. full festival, fish fry, 6:30-9:30 p.m. live music by Tastes Like Chicken; Sat. noon-10 p.m. full festival, Art in the Park arts and crafts fair, 6:30-9:30 p.m. live music by Big Rosco and The Hammers; full festival includes: rides, food, silent auction, quilt and $10,000 raffles, kids’ tent, cake wheel, free admission. Information: 317-859-4673, festival@ss-fc.org, ss-fc.org/news/parish-fall-festival.

September 27-28

St. Malachy Parish, 9833 E. County Rd. 750 N., Brownsburg. Country Fair and Hog Roast, Fri. 4-11 p.m., Sat. 3-11 p.m., pork, drinks, casino, midway, beer tent, silent auction, kids’ games, live music: free admission. Information: 317-852-3195, countryfair@stmalachy.org.

Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 89 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Oktoberfest, 5-11 p.m., live music, food, raffles, kids’ games, free admission. Information: 317-784-5454, parishadmin@holyname.cc.

September 28

St. Augustine Parish, 315 E. Chestnut St., Jeffersonville. Octoberfest, 3-10 p.m., German food served in dining room 3-7 p.m., outside concessions 6-9 p.m., food trucks 4-10 p.m., live music by The Monarchs 7-10 p.m., capital prize, booths, cake wheel, children’s activities, beer tent, quilt raffle, free admission. Information: 812-282-2677, communications@jeffersonvillecatholic.org.

September 29

St. Mark Parish, 5377 Acorn Road, Tell City. Shooting Match and Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., shoot to win beef, ham or cash, raffle, handmade quilts, cake wheel, bingo, dice games, splatter boards, half pot, country store, homemade pies, chili, hamburger, hot dogs, sandwiches, brats, food prices vary, free admission. Information: 812-836-2481, stmark@psci.net.

October 6

Holy Family Parish, 3027 Pearl St., Oldenburg. Parish Festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., fried chicken and roast beef dinners, turtle soup, money raffle, quilt raffle, basket raffle, silent auction, craft booths, free admission. Information: 812-934-3013, holyfamilycheryl@gmail.com.

St. John Paul II Parish, 2253 St. Joe Road W., Sellersburg. Turkey Shoot/Chicken Dinner/Fall Festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., chicken dinner with homemade dumplings (price TBA), wheels, country store, raffles, kids’ games, firing range, free admission. Information: 812-246-2512. †

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