May 24, 2019

2019 Parish Festival Listings

Image from the Italian Street Festival in at Holy Rosary Parish in IndianapolisFollowing are the parish festival listings as reported to The Criterion as of May 16.

May 25
St. John the Baptist Parish, Starlight, 8310 St. John Road, Floyds Knobs. Strawberry Festival, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., food, 5K run/walk, build your own strawberry delights, craft booths, games, contests, live music, raffle. Information:, 812‑923-5785.

May 30-31, June 1
St. Jude Parish, 5353 McFarland Road, Indianapolis. Summer Festival, Thurs. and Fri. 5 p.m., Sat. 6 p.m.; Thurs.—indoor Mexican fiesta hosted by St. Philip Neri Parish and live music by “Third Generation”; Fri.—fried chicken dinners and live music by “Blindside”; Sat.—midway, games tent, adult casino lounge, silent auction baskets, beer garden, food tents. Information: 317‑786-4371.

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, food, rides, games, beer garden, Vegas room, admission requires $10 in food and beverage tickets or a ride bracelet. Information:, 317-826-6000.

May 31, June 1-2
St. Therese of the Infant Jesus Parish (Little Flower), 4720 E. 13th St., Indianapolis. Summerfest, Fri. 5-11 p.m., bingo with $1,000 in prizes; Sat. 3-11 p.m., Steer‑In indoor dining 5-7:30 p.m.; Sun. 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., indoor brunch 9:30 a.m.-noon; entertainment tent with live music, outdoor food court, beer and wine, used book sale, silent auction, Monte Carlo, $5,000 grand prize raffle, $10 minimum purchase required for ages 13 and older, Information: 317-357-8352.

June 1
St. Boniface Parish, 15519 N. State Road 545, Fulda. Bonifest, 4:30 p.m. CT, food and beer court open, 5 p.m. CT Mass followed by barbeque chicken and pork chop dinners
with sides for $10, 6 p.m. children’s games, 7 p.m. CT live music featuring “Studebaker”. Information: 812‑357‑5533,

Mount St. Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mount St. Francis. Mountfest, 2-8 p.m., art, crafts, wine and craft beer, food trucks, kids’ zone, live music featuring “The Todd Hildreth Trio” and “Bridge 19”. Rain or shine. Information: 812-923-8817,

June 6-9
Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish, 335 S. Meridian St., Greenwood. Parish Festival, Thur. 5-11 p.m., Fri. 5 p.m.-midnight, Sat. 4 p.m.‑midnight, Sun. noon‑7 p.m., food, Monte Car, bingo, midway, children and adult games, live music and entertainment. Information: 317-888-2861.

St. Susanna Parish, 1210 E. Main St., Plainfield. Parish Festival and Car Raffle, Thur. 6-10 p.m., Fri. 6-11 p.m., Sat. 6 p.m.-midnight, international food, nightly food specials and entertainment, gambling tent, Texas poker, beer and wine garden, chicken bingo, kids’ games, book fair, carnival rides, raffle tickets $50 each or 3 for $125, 2019 Kia Soul Base grand prize, $1,500 second, $1,000 third, $500 fourth and fifth each. Information and raffle tickets:

June 7-9
St. Anthony Parish, former Max Bahr Park, 300 N. Warman Ave., Indianapolis. Crossroads of the Americas Festival, Fri. 5-midnight, Sat. 4 p.m.-
midnight., Sun. noon-6 p.m., multi-cultural food, carnival rides, beer garden, gaming, kids’ games, raffle. Information: 317-636-4828.

June 8
St. Paul Parish, 814 Jefferson St., Tell City. Festival, 4 p.m. Mass, 4:30 p.m. dinners, raffles, silent auction. Information: 812-547-7994.

June 13-15
St. Mark the Evangelist Parish, 535 Edgewood Ave., Indianapolis. Funfest, Thurs., 6-11 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 5-midnight, amusements and midway, live entertainment, dinners in air-conditioned hall, grilled and multi-cultural foods, elephant ears, dessert bar, children’s games, dunk tank, coin toss, Monte Carlo, bingo, 50/50, $5,000 raffle, beer garden. On-site parking and free shuttle from southwest corner parking lot of Southport High School (Banta and Shelby St). Information: 317‑787-8246.

June 14-15
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, 520 Stevens St., Indianapolis. Annual Italian Street Festival, 5-11 p.m., Italian food, wine, beer, music featuring “The Indigos” on Fri. and
“The Woomblies,” on Sat., children’s games and rides, Marian procession 6:45 p.m. on Sat. followed by Mass at 7 p.m., free parking in the Eli Lilly lots on East St. and New Jersey St., free admission. Information:, 317‑636-4478.

June 21
St. Charles Borromeo Parish, 2222 E. 3rd St., Bloomington. Hog Roast and Beer Garden Fest, benefitting St. Vincent de Paul Society in Monroe County, 4:30-8 p.m., bar-b-que dinner, silent auction, wine and Sun King beer, live music featuring “Justin Case,” face-painting, 50/50 raffle. $10 presale adults at, $12 adults, $6 children ages 6-12, 5 and under free at the door. Information: 812-339-5561.

June 21-22
Christ the King Parish, 5884 N. Crittenden Ave., Indianapolis. Summer Social, 6 p.m.-midnight, children’s area, food booths, live music, beer garden, casino, $1 entrance charge. Information: 317-255-3666.

St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, 6000 W. 34th St., Indianapolis. International Festival, 5 p.m.- midnight, food, live music, carnival rides. Information: 317-291-7014.

June 30
St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Decatur County, St. Maurice Campus, 1963 N. St. John St., Greensburg. Parish Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., chicken dinners, raffle, adult and children’s games, kiddy tractor pull, live music, beer garden. Information: 812-663-4754.

July 11-13
Holy Spirit Parish, 7243 E. 10th St., Indianapolis. Parish Festival, Thurs. 6-11 p.m., Fri. 6 p.m.-midnight, Sat. 1 p.m.-midnight, food, beer garden, bingo, carnival rides, live entertainment, Texas poker, black jack, $10 admission per adult refunded in food and drink vouchers, children younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Information: 317-353-9404.

July 12
St. Michael the Archangel Parish, 3354 W. 30th St., Indianapolis. Mid-Summer’s Eve Party, 6:30‑10 p.m., food, live music, coffee klatch, children’s activities, art show with music, art, poetry, jewelry, story-telling and crafts, $5 fee to display, sell or perform at art show, free admission. Information: 317-926-7359.

July 12-13
St. Benedict Parish, 111 S. 9th St., Terre Haute. Community Festival, 5 p.m.- midnight, church tours, live music, children’s games, poker, food booths, beer garden, 50/50 raffle, silent auction, quilt drawing, capital prize raffle, $3 admission for ages 12 and older. Information: 812-232-8421,

July 14
Harrison County Fairgrounds, 341 S. Capital Ave., Corydon. St. Joseph Tri-Parish Picnic, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., chicken and ham dinners with homemade noodles, dressing and pie, $11 adults, $5 children, Kubota and big money raffle, quilts, bingo, instant bingo, cake wheel, games, dinner tickets $11 adults, $5 children. Information: 812‑738-2742.

St. Lawrence Parish, 542 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg. Chicken Fest, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., chicken dinners, $12 adults, $10 ages 10 and younger, major raffle, split the pot, bid-n-buy. Information: 812-537-3992.

July 20-21
All Saints Parish, Dearborn County, St. John the Baptist Campus, 25743 State Rte. 1, Guilford. Summer Festival, Sat., 5 p.m.-midnight, Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m., chicken dinners, Holy Land exhibit, $10,000 big money raffle, kiddie land, beer garden, country store, grand prize and quilt raffles, B & G ice cream truck. Information: 812‑576-4302.

July 22-28
St. Ambrose Parish, food booth at Jackson County Fair on S.R. 250, Brownstown, 2-10 p.m. Information: 812-522-5304.

July 25-27
St. Christopher Parish, 5301 W. 16th St., Indianapolis. Mid-Summer Festival, Thurs. 4 p.m. carry out available, 5-10 p.m. festival, Fri. 4-10 p.m., Sat. noon-11 p.m. carry out, indoor dining and rides, 5-11 p.m. festival, live music, bingo, beer tent, casino during festival hours. Information,, 317-241-6314.

July 27
St. Mary Parish, 777 S. 11th St., Mitchell. Hog Roast and Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: 812-849-3570.

July 27-28
All Saints Parish, Dearborn County, St. Martin Campus, 8044 Yorkridge Road, Guilford. Summer Festival, Sat., 5-midnight, Sun., 9:30 a.m. 5K country run, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. festival, chicken dinners, Holy Land exhibit, $10,000 big money raffle, kiddie land, beer garden, country store, grand prize and quilt raffles, ham stand,
ice cream. Information: 812-576-4302.

July 28
St. Augustine Parish, 18020 Lafayette St., Leopold. Parish Picnic, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. CT, fried chicken dinners with sides, music, silent auction, bingo, raffles, quilt raffle, children’s games, rides. Information: 812-843-5143.

August 2-3
St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, 523 S. Merrill St., Fortville. Summer Festival, Fri. 7-11 p.m., Monte Carlo, adults only, Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., family games, food, raffle, bingo, farmers market. Information: 317-485-5102.

August 10
Immaculate Conception Parish, 2081 E. Cty. Road 820 S., Greensburg. Community Consignment Auction (items accepted 7 a.m-8 p.m. on Aug. 9), begins 9:30 a.m. and will last 5-6 hours, multiple rings, items can be viewed at, pulled pork, baked goods, raffle. Information: 812-591-2362.

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Parish, 23455 Gavin Lane, Lawrenceburg. Benedicta Bash, 4-9 p.m., chicken dinners (freewill offering), food, games, children’s activities, 50/50, basket raffles. Information: 812-656-8700.

August 10-11
All Saints Parish, Dearborn County, St. Paul Campus, 9798 N. Dearborn Road, Guilford. Summer Picnic, Sat., 5-midnight, Sun., 11 a.m.‑9 p.m., pork tenderloin dinners Sat., 5-8 p.m., chicken dinners, Holy Land exhibit, $10,000 big money raffle, kiddie land, beer garden, country store, quilt and grand prize raffles, Hoffman mini-donuts, ham stand. Information: 812-576-4302.

August 11
St. Mary Parish, 2500 St. Mary’s Dr. NE., Lanesville. Parish Picnic, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., chicken and ham dinners served in air-conditioned dining room. Information: 812-952-2853.

August 16-17
Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish, 7225 Southeastern Ave., Indianapolis. Augustravaganza, 4 p.m.-midnight both nights, catered dinners and bingo in air-conditioned hall, festival food, live music, 5K race/fun walk, children’s games, Cookies and Canvas, Monte Carlo, baby crawl, rides. Information: 317-357-1200,, “Like” “Augustravaganza” Facebook page.

St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 4625 N. Kenwood Ave., Indianapolis. 15th Annual Sausage Fest, 5:30 p.m.-midnight each night, sausage from L.E. Kincaid & Sons, sides from Illinois Street Food Emporium, Byrnes Pizza, popcorn, snow cones, ice cream, pretzels, Sun King beer, wine garden, live entertainment, teen zone with music, kids’ zone, bounce houses, face painting, festival merchandise, credit cards accepted. Information: 317-253-1461.

August 17
St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 316 N. Sherwood Ave., Clarksville. Chicken Dinner and Festival, 2-8 p.m., all activities indoors in air-conditioning, fried chicken dinner, cakes, quilt raffle, mini‑raffles, children’s area, adult games of chance, children’s games of skill, raffle, $5,000 first, $1,000 second, $500 third. Information: 317‑282-2290.

August 17-18
St. Mary-of-the-Knobs Parish, 5719 Saint Mary’s Road, Floyds Knobs. Knobsfest, Sat. 6:30 p.m.‑midnight, Sun. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Sat. only: dance featuring “Endless Summer,” beer garden, $10 admission; Sun. only: fried chicken dinners, silent auction, children’s zone and games. Information: 812-923-3011.

August 18
St. Nicholas Parish, Ripley County, 6461 E. St. Nicholas Dr., Sunman. Parish Picnic, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., carry out available until 6 p.m., fried chicken dinners, family games, $2,500 big raffle. Information: 812-623-2964.

August 22-24
St. Ann Parish, 6350 S. Mooresville Road, Indianapolis. Parish Festival, Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri. 5-11 p.m., Sat. 5-11:30 p.m., rides, food, family games. Information: 317-821-2909.

August 24
Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 5692 Central Ave., Indianapolis. Neighborhood 5K Run/Walk
9 a.m., $20 entry fee, Fall Festival 4-11 p.m., local music, children’s games, restaurant food vendors, beer and wine, $2 admission. Information: 317‑257-2266.

August 24-25
St. Mary Parish, 1331 E. Hunter Robbins Way, Greensburg. On Eagles Wings 5K Walk/Run
Sat. 9 a.m. (register online Festival, Sat. 5:30-11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat.: only adults age 21 and older admitted, pork chop meal and sandwiches with sides, live music by “Nuttin’ Fancy” 7-11 p.m., beer garden, casino games, raffles, auction items; Sun.: family day, fried chicken and pork bar-b-que dinners served 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., bake sale, kids’ games, inflatables, casino games, concessions, quilt raffles, bingo and live music by “Keith Swinney Band” noon-4 p.m. Information: 812-663-8427.

August 30-31, September 1
St. Joseph Parish, 1401 S. Mickley Ave., Indianapolis. Fall Festival, Fri. and Sat. 5-11 p.m., Sun. 3:30-11 p.m., American and Vietnamese food, lasagna, rides, children’s tent, black jack, beer garden, Texas poker contest Sun. Information: 317-244-9002.

August 30-31, September 1-2
Sacred Heart Parish, gymnasium, 558 Nebeker St., Clinton. Spaghetti Fest, Fri. 4-9 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Mon. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., sauce prepared by Knights of Columbus #9441, air‑conditioned dining, handicapped accessible, adults $8, children 12 and younger $5, craft booths, free parking. Information: 765-832-8468.

September 1
St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Decatur County, St. John the Evangelist Campus, 9995 E. Base Road, Greensburg. Enochsburg Church Picnic, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Fireside Inn fried chicken, roast beef dinners, mock turtle soup, games and booths. Information: 812-934-2880.

September 2
St. Peter Parish, 1207 East Road, Brookville. Labor Day Festival, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., family-style fried chicken dinner in air-conditioned hall, handicap accessible. Information: 765-647-5462.
St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 4781 E. Morris Church St., Morris. Labor Day Festival, 10 a.m., chicken dinners, mock turtle soup, $10,000 or utility terrain vehicle grand prize raffle. Information: 812-934-6218.

September 6-7
Father Michael Shawe Memorial Jr./Sr. High School, 201 W. State St., Madison. Shawe and Pope John XXIII Summer Community Festival, 5 p.m.-midnight, carnival rides, food, two $5,000 cash giveaways, live music Sat. by “The Louisville Crashers.” Information: 812-273-5835.

September 6-8
St. Mary Parish, 629 Clay St., North Vernon. Community Festival, Fri. 5-11 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.‑
11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat., 8 a.m. 5K, Sun. indoor chicken buffet, outdoor grilled food, carnival rides, live music, beer garden, silent auction, $10,000 cash raffle. Information: 812‑346-3604.

September 7
St. Joan of Arc Parish, 4217 N. Central Ave., Indianapolis. French Market, noon-10 p.m., French and American food, artisan booths, children’s area, historic church tours, raffle, bake sale, Mass in French at 5:30 p.m. Information:,

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, 1840 E. 8th St., Jeffersonville. Street Dance, 7 p.m.-midnight, music by “100% Poly,” food, beverages, kids’ games, raffle, children younger than 18 must be accompanied by adult. Information: 812-282-2677.

September 8
St. Augustine Parish, 315 E. Chestnut St., Jeffersonville. Harvest Chicken Dinner and Raffle, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., chicken dinners, quilt raffle, bake sale, cake raffle, 50/50 raffle. Information: 812-282-2677.

St. Pius V Parish, 330 Franklin St., Troy. Fall Festival, 11 a.m., fried chicken and roast beef dinners, family games, yard sale, country store. Information: 812-547-7994.

St. Mary (Immaculate Conception) Parish, 512 N. Perkins St., Rushville. Fall Festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., fried chicken dinners, live auction, crafts, baked goods, quilt and grand prize raffle. Information: 765-932-2588.

September 13-14
St. Thomas More, 1200 N. Indiana St., Mooresville. Applefest, Fri. 5-10 pm., Sat. 11 a.m.-
10 p.m., food, carnival, kids’ games, basket raffle, silent auction. Information: 317-831-4142 or

September 13-15
St. Lawrence Parish, 6944 E. 46th St., Indianapolis. Fall Festival, Fri. 5-11 p.m., Sat. 1-11 p.m. Sun. 1-6 p.m., food, midway rides, beer garden, live music, bingo. Information: 317-546-4065.

September 14
St. Mary Parish, 415 E. Eighth St., New Albany. Multi-Cultural Festival, 4 p.m. with bilingual Mass followed by festival, American and Hispanic foods, music and dancing, children’s games. Information: 812-944-0417.

September 15
St. Michael Parish, 101 St. Michael Dr., Charlestown. Septemberfest, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., fried chicken dinner with sides and homemade desserts, traditional Mexican food, quilt raffle, silent auction, cash raffle, $500 Jay C/Kroger gift card raffle, booths, children’s games, face painting, live music. Information: 812-256-3200.

St. Louis Parish, 13 St. Louis Place, Batesville. Festival, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., chicken and roast beef dinners, games, raffle, beer garden. Information: 812-934-3204.

St. Meinrad Parish, 19630 N. Fourth St., St. Meinrad. Church Picnic, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. CT, food court with fried chicken dinners, homemade soups and desserts, sandwiches, cash prize grand raffle, quilt raffle, theme baskets, live music, children’s zone, bingo. Information:

September 20-21
St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, 7575 Holliday Dr. E., Indianapolis. Fall Fest, 5-10 p.m. each night, food, beverages, live entertainment, family games. Information: 317-259-4373.

St. Malachy Parish, 9833 E. County Road 750 N., Brownsburg. Country Fair and Hog Roast, Fri. 4-11 p.m., Sat. 3-11 p.m., pork burgers, pulled pork sandwiches, carnival rides, live entertainment, children’s games, beer garden, bingo. Information: 317-852-3195.

September 25
St. Mary Parish “Spaghetti Dinner” at Lawrence County Persimmon Festival, Main St., Mitchell, 4-7 p.m. Information: 812-849-3570.

September 27-28
SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi Parish, 5901 Olive Branch Road, Greenwood. Fall Festival, Fri. 5-11 p.m., Sat. noon-11 p.m., Fri., fish fry, Sat., fried chicken dinner, live music, children’s tent and games, beer garden, dessert and wine bar, silent auction, rides, wristband Sat., $15,000 raffle. Information: 317-859-4673.

September 28
St. Rita Parish, 1733 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave., Indianapolis, St. Rita Raffle, Auction and Dance, 6-10 p.m., $25 advance tickets include 50/50 tickets, $30 at the door. Information:

September 29
St. Mark Parish, 5377 Acorn Road, Tell City. Shooting Match and Picnic, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. CT, ham, beef and money shoot, splatter boards, chili, homemade pies, quilt and big raffle, country store, crafts, fresh produce, family games. Information: 812-836-2481.

October 3-5
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 5333 E. Washington St., Indianapolis. Fall Festival, times to be determined, live entertainment, raffle, silent auction, yard sale, food, rides. Information:

October 4-5
Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 89 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Oktoberfest, 5 p.m.-midnight both nights, live music, authentic homemade German food and desserts, health and safety fair, kids’ playground and games, 50/50 raffle, $25,000 big raffle, beer garden. Information: 317-784-5454.

October 5
St. Michael the Archangel Parish, 3354 W. 30th St., Indianapolis. Pumpkinfest, 2-9 p.m., live music, cash prize raffle, kids’ games and activities, bounce houses, food, recipe contest, local craft beer, vendors, euchre, pumpkin races, pumpkin patch. Information: 317-926-7359.

October 6
Holy Family Parish, 3027 Pearl St., Oldenburg. Fall Festival, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., chicken and roast beef dinners, homemade turtle soup and ice cream, children and adult games, quilt and money raffles, basket, bakery and craft booths, silent auction. Information: 812-934-3013.

St. John Paul II Parish, St. Joseph Campus, 2605 St. Joe Road W., Sellersburg. Turkey Shoot, Fall Festival and Chicken Dinner, 11 a.m., chicken dinners with homemade dumplings, booths, raffles, quilt raffles, kids’ games, firing range. Information: 812-246-3522.

October 11-12
St. Michael Parish, 145 St. Michael Blvd., Brookville. Fall Fest, Fri. 4-midnight, Sat. noon‑
midnight, Fri. music by “90 Proof Twang Band,” draft beer; Sat., family-style chicken dinner. Information: 765-647-5462.

October 11-20
Downtown Square, Rockville. St. Joseph Parish Cruller Shack at the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: 765-569-5406.

October 20
St. Isidore the Farmer Parish, 6501 St. Isidore Road, Bristow. Shooting Match/Festival, 10:30 a.m. CT, food, raffle, bingo, children’s games. Information: 812-843-5713.

November 3
St. Isidore the Farmer Parish, St. Martin of Tours Campus, 27246 Perry St., Siberia. Shooting Match/Festival, 10:30 a.m. CT, food, raffle, bingo, children’s games. Information: 812-843-5713.

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