May 28, 2021

Parish Festivals

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 at the St. Joseph Parish Festival in Shelbyville. (Photo by Sean Gallagher)

After a one-year hiatus due to safety measures to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, parish festivals are once again planned throughout central and southern Indiana. Below are ones reported to The Criterion as of May 20. Watch the weekly Event Listings as more parishes announce their festival plans.

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June 3-5

St. Jude Parish, 5353 McFarland Road, Indianapolis. Parish Festival, 6:30-11 p.m., carnival rides, live music, Monte Carlo, children’s games, food trucks, free admission. Information: 317-786-4371.

St. Simon the Apostle Parish, 8155 Oaklandon Rd., Indianapolis. Parish Festival, Thurs. 5-11 p.m., Fri. 5 p.m.-midnight, Sat. 3 p.m.-midnight; live music Thurs.: Jason and Joy; Fri.: Nauti Yachtys; Sat.: Stella Luna and the Satellites; new rides, Kids’ Zone, free entry with purchase of $10 in food and beverage tickets, early-bird family package available. Information: saintsimonfestival.com, 317-826-6000 or chair@saintsimonfestival.com.

June 4-6

St. Therese of the Child Jesus (Little Flower) Parish, 4720 E. 13th Street, Indianapolis. Summerfest, Fri. 5-11 p.m., Sat. 3-11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., rides, entertainment, bingo, raffle, silent auction, admission $10 for $10 in festival coupons for food and attractions. Information: 317-357-8352 or amackell@littleflowerparish.org.

June 10-12

Our Lady of the Greenwood, 335 S. Meridian St., Greenwood. Parish Festival, Thurs. 5-11 p.m., Fri. 5 p.m.-midnight, Sat. 2 p.m.-midnight, rides, food, games, entertainment, outdoor Monte Carlo, beer tent, children’s games, free admission. Information: 317-888-2861 or info@olgreenwood.org.

June 19

St. Michael Parish, 145 St. Michael Road., Brookville. Fried Chicken Dinner and Festival, 1-6 p.m., walk-up, carryout or drive thru, $12, includes 1/2 chicken, noodles with gravy, coleslaw, green beans, bread and pie, mega money raffle, silent auction, teacher’s basket raffle, free admission, 4 p.m. Mass with Archbishop Charles C. Thompson. Information: 765-647-5462 or brookvilleparishes@gmail.com.

June 27

St. Catherine of Siena Parish, St. Maurice campus, 1963 Saint John St., Greensburg. Parish Festival, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., chicken dinners, raffles, adult and children’s games, beer garden, free admission. Information. 812-663-4754 or stcatherinevs@gmail.com.

July 15-17

St. Mark the Evangelist Parish, 535 Edgewood Ave., Indianapolis. FunFest, Thurs. 6-11 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 5 p.m.-midnight, amusement rides, children’s games, food trucks, grilled food/sandwiches, hourly game of chance, main raffle, dinners Fri. and Sat., bingo, elephant ears, beer garden, Monte Carlo and live music each night, free admission. Information: 317-787-8246 or aarcher@stmarkindy.org.

July 17-18

All Saints Parish, St. John the Baptist campus, 25743 State Route 1, Guilford. Summer Festival, Sat. 5 p.m.-midnight, Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., food stands, live music, beer garden, raffles, gaming quilts, kiddie land, $10,000 Big Money Raffle, Rediscover Saints religious exhibit, chicken dinner available Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. or until sold out, outdoor dining, free admission. Information: 812-576-4302.

July 24-25

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 stands, live music, beer garden, raffles, gaming quilts, kiddie land, $10,000 Big Money Raffle, Rediscover Saints religious exhibit, 5K run/walk Sun. 9:30 a.m., chicken dinner available Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. or until sold out, outdoor dining, free admission. Information: 812-576-4302.

August 7-8

All Saints Parish, St. Paul campus, 9788 N. Dearborn Road, Guilford. Summer Picnic, Sat. 5 p.m.-midnight, Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., food stands, live music by Disorderly Conduct, beer garden, raffles, gaming quilts, kiddie land, $10,000 Big Money Raffle, Rediscover Saints religious exhibit, chicken dinner Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. or until sold out, outdoor dining, free admission. Information: 812-576-4302.

August 13-14

Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish, 7225 Southeastern Ave., Indianapolis. Augustravaganza, 4:30-11 p.m., kid’s games and rides, food, live music, bingo, free admission. Information: 317-357-1200.

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, 520 Stevens St., Indianapolis. Italian Street Festival, 5-11 p.m., religious procession 6:45 p.m. Sat. followed by 7 p.m. Mass, homemade Italian food, wine and beer, live music, amusement rides, free admission, free parking. Information: 317-636-4478, info@holyrosaryindy.org or indyitalianfest.org.

August 19-21

St. Susanna Parish, 1210 East Main St., Plainfield. Parish Festival, Thurs. 6-10 p.m., Fri. 6-11 p.m., Sat. 6 p.m.-midnight, carnival rides, games, food vendors, Saturday ribeye dinner, beer and wine, kids’ games, live music, local entertainment, free admission. Information: festival@saintsusanna.com or 317-839-3333.

August 20-21

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, Byrnes pizza, live music, snack shack goodies, kid zone, prizes, bounce houses, teen zone with DJ, free admission. Information: 317-253-1461.

August 26-28

St. Ann Parish, 6350 S. Mooresville Rd., Indianapolis. Summer Festival, Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 5-11 p.m., food, carnival rides, games for all ages, free admission. Information: 317-821-2909.

August 28-29

St. Mary Parish, 1331 E. Hunter Robbins Way. Greensburg. Parish Festival: Sat. 5:30-11 p.m., Adult Night: games, beer garden, live music by Nuttin’ Fancy, pork burger, pork chop or pulled pork dinner, chips, cole slaw, applesauce, basket silent auction, concessions; Sun. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Family Day: kids games, live music by Keith Swinney Band, fried chicken and pulled pork dinner with cheese potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, dessert and drink, free admission both days. On Eagles Wings 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run: Sat. 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. race, $20 adults, $15 children ($25/$20 after Aug. 9), professionally timed. Run registration: oneagleswings5k.com. Information: 812-663-8427.

September 6

St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 4773 Church Road, Morris. Annual Labor Day Picnic/Festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., fried chicken dinners, children’s games, grand raffle, free admission. Information: 812-934-6218 or stewardship@stanthonymorris.org.

St. Peter Parish, 1207 East Road., Brookville. Labor Day Picnic, time TBA, country fried chicken, turtle soup, beer garden, quilt raffle, country store, basket raffles, games, free admission. Information: 765-647-5462 or brookvilleparishes@gmail.com.

September 8-10

St. Mary Parish, 629 Clay St., North Vernon. Community Festival, Fri. 5-11 p.m., Sat. 3-11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., carnival rides, live music, beer garden, raffle casino night, outdoor grill and chicken dinner, silent auction, free admission. Information: 812-346-3604 or saintmarysfestival@gmail.com.

September 12

St. Mary Parish, 512 N. Perkins St., Rushville. Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., fried chicken dinners, raffles, kids’ activities, home-cooking, crafts, free admission. Information: 765-932-2588 or dspaeth@stmaryrush.org.

September 17-18

St. Malachy Parish, 9833 E. County Road 750 N., Brownsburg. County Fair and Hog Roast, 3-11 p.m., live entertainment, carnival rides, homemade food, youth games, adult beverage tent, raffle and casino, free admission. Information: 317-852-3195 or jkiefer@stmalachy.org.

September 19

St. Louis Parish, 13 St. Louis Place, Batesville. Parish Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., fried chicken dinners, games, free admission. Information: 812-934-3204.

St. Michael Parish, 101 St. Michael Dr., Charlestown. SeptemberFest, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., fried chicken dinner with sides and desserts, cash raffle, quilt raffle, silent auction, games of chance, free admission. Information: 812-256-3200 or stmichaelsecretary@northclarkcountycatholic.org.

September 30-October 2

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 5333 E. Washington St., Indianapolis. Fall Festival, Thurs. and Fri. 5-10 p.m., Sat. 2-10 p.m., food, carnival rides, kids’ games, live bands, silent auction, health booth, free admission. Information: 317-356-7291.

October 1-2

Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 89 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Oktoberfest, 5 p.m.-midnight, live entertainment featuring The Woomblies and Trainwreck, German and American foods, beer garden, raffle, free admission. Information: 317-784-5454.

October 3

Holy Family Parish, 3027 Pearl St., Oldenburg. Annual Parish Festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., fried chicken and roast beef dinners, raffles, basket booth, crafts and more, free admission. Information: 812-934-3013 or holyfamilycheryl@gmail.com. †

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