May 27, 2022

Parish Festivals 2022

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)

June 2-4

St. Jude Parish, 5353 McFarland Rd., Indianapolis. Summer Festival, Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 5-11 p.m., children’s games, prizes, bands and food, silent auction, bingo, Monte Carlo games, beer tent, 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 food, beer garden, rides, games, Vegas room, $10 food/drink ticket per family admission. Information:, 317-826-6000 or

June 3-4

St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, 6000 W. 34th St., Indianapolis. International Festival, 5 p.m.-midnight each night, welcome booth, carnival rides, prepared food, music, dancers, $5,000 raffle, beer garden, free admission, prices for food, drinks and ride vary. Information: or 317-291-7014.

June 3-5

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,

June 5

St. Paul Parish, 814 Jefferson St., Tell City. Parish Picnic, 11 a.m., dinner includes BBQ chicken or pulled pork, creek fries, green beans and homemade desserts, cash/quilt raffle, $10 for meal. Information: 812-547-7994 or

June 9-11

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. Information: 317-888-2861 or

June 10-11

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, homemade spaghetti sauce, pizza, cannoli, cheesecake, Italian beer and wine, live music, dancing, religious procession Sat. 6:45 p.m. before 7 p.m. Mass, free parking in Eli Lilly lots on East and New Jersey streets, free admission. Information: 317-636-4478 or

June 17

St. Charles Borromeo Parish, 2222 E. 3rd St., Bloomington. Hog Roast and Beer Garden Fest, 4:30-8 p.m., benefitting Bloomington St. Vincent de Paul Society, Justin Case Band, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, I.U. international folkdance instructor, beer and wine, face painting, food, iced tea, lemonade, $10 adult admission pre-sale, $12 at the door; $6 child 6-12, children ages 5 and younger free. Information: 812-961-1510.

June 17-18

St. Thomas More Parish, 1200 N. Indiana St., Mooresville. World Fest, Fri. 5-10 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., food and entertainment from around the world, hot air balloon rides, Texas Hold ‘Em, corn hole, raffle, magic show, free admission. Information: 317-416-7170.

June 18

St. Michael Parish, 145 St. Michael Blvd., Brookville. Parish Festival, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., fried chicken dinner 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 90 Proof Twang 7-10 p.m., beer garden, silent auction, raffles, children’s games, free admission. Information: 765-647-5462 or

June 24-25

Christ the King Parish, 5884 N. Crittenden Ave., Indianapolis. Summer Social, 6 p.m.-midnight, live music: Fri. Bigger is Better, Sat. Klarc Whitson Project; kid’s area, food, beer and wine, $1 admission. Information 317-255-3666.

June 25

St. Ambrose Parish, 325 S. Chestnut St., Seymour. Parish Festival, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., reverse raffle, 50/50 raffle, kids’ games, craft booths; starting at 11 a.m.: tacos, hot dogs, ice cream; starting at 4 p.m.: fried chicken dinners; free admission. Information: 812-522-5304.

July 7-9

Holy Spirit Parish, 7243 E. 10th St., Indianapolis. Holy Spirit Festival, Thurs. 6-11 p.m., Fri. 6 p.m.-midnight, Sat. 1 p.m.-midnight, live music, midway rides, festival food, beer and wine, bingo, Monte Carlo, Texas Hold ‘Em, silent auction, rummage sale, parking shuttle available at 7140 E. Washington St., free wrist bands provided to parishioners after Masses, non-parishioners $10 in festival tickets admission, children younger than 12 free. Information:, or 317-353-9404.

July 14-16

St. Mark the Evangelist Parish, 535 E. Edgewood Ave., Indianapolis. Funfest, Thurs. 6-11 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 5-11 p.m., rides, $5,000 cash raffle, live music, beer garden, bingo, 50/50 and Monte Carlo, basket raffles, Sat. fried chicken dinner, free admission. Information: or 317-787-8246.

July 16-17

All Saints Parish, St. John the Baptist Campus, 25743 State Route 1, Guilford. Summer Festival, Sat. 5-midnight, Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. music by Yorkridge Boys, Sun. music by DJ Dan Morris, raffles, beer garden, lunch stand, kiddie land, quilts, country store, religious exhibit on Eucharistic miracles, chicken dinner served Sun. beginning at 11 a.m., free admission. Information: 812-576-4302.

July 23-24

All Saints Parish, St. Martin Campus, 8044 Yorkridge Rd., Guilford. Summer Festival, Sat. 5-midnight, Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. music by Austin Tyler Lee Band, Sun. music by Rick and Randy, raffles, beer garden, lunch stand, kiddie land, quilts, country store, religious exhibit on Eucharistic miracles, chicken dinner served Sun. beginning at 11 a.m., free admission. 5K Country Run, Sun. 9:30 a.m., register by July 19 to receive T-shirt, $22.34 with t-shirt, $17.02 without t-shirt, register at Information: 812-576-4302.

August 5-6

St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, 523 S. Merrill St., Fortville. Summer Festival, Fri. 7-11 p.m. Monte Carlo Night; Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; children’s games, food, raffle, bingo, silent auction, free admission. Information: 317-485-5102.

August 11-13

Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish, 7225 Southeastern Ave., Indianapolis. Augustravaganza, 4 p.m.-midnight Fri. and Sat., raffle, festival food, children’s games, Silly Safari, church tours, bingo, beer tent, Monte Carlo, baby crawling race, carnival rides, live music, $3,500 grand prize raffle, free admission. Pre-Festival Events: Mystery Beer Tasting and Cupcakes & Canvas: Thurs. 6 p.m.; Mystery Beer Tasting $25, pay at door, must be 21; Cupcakes & Canvas $25, register in advance at Information: 317-357-1200.

August 13

Immaculate Conception Parish, 2081 E. County Rd. 820 S., Millhousen. Consignment Auction, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., includes raffle and lunch, call in advance to drop off consignment items Aug. 12, free admission. Information: 812-591-2362.

August 13-14

All Saints Parish, St. Paul Campus, 9788 N. Dearborn Rd., Guilford. Summer Festival, Sat. 5-midnight, Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. live band Misty Creek, Sun. music by DJ Dan Morris, raffles, beer garden, lunch stand, kiddie land, quilts, country store, religious exhibit on Eucharistic miracles, chicken dinner served Sun. beginning at 11 a.m., free admission. Information: 812-576-4302.

August 14

St. Mary Parish, 2500 St. Mary Dr., Lanesville. Parish Picnic, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., fried chicken or ham dinner, dine-in or carry-out, quilts, capital prize, silent and online auction, games of chance, free admission. Information: 812-952-2853.

August 19-20

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 goodies, kids’ zone, teen zone with DJ, free admission. Information 317-253-1461.

August 20

St. Pius X Parish, 7200 Sarto Dr., Indianapolis. Feast Day Celebration, 6-10 p.m., food trucks, bar, music, kids’ games, free admission. Information: 317-255-4534.

August 25-27

St. Ann Parish, 6350 S. Mooresville Rd., Indianapolis. Summer Festival, Thur. 5-11 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 5 p.m.-midnight, food, midway rides and games, silent auction, homemade sweets, gambling, beer garden, free admission. Information: 317-821-2909.

August 27-28

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 dinners, basket silent auction, concessions; Sun. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Family Day, kids’ games, live music by Keith Swinney Band, fried chicken and pulled pork dinners, free admission both days. On Eagles Wings 5K Run/Walk, Sat. 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. race, $20 adults, $15 children ($25/$20 after Aug. 8). Information and registration: 812-663-8427 or

August 28

St. Patrick Parish, 950 Prospect St., Indianapolis. Festival ’22, 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m., food, games, music, St. Patrick King and Queen contest, dance, free admission. Information: 317-631-5824 or

September 2-4

St. Joseph Parish, 1401 S. Mickley Ave., Indianapolis. Fall Festival, Fri. and Sat. 5-11 p.m., Sun. 3-11 p.m., rides, food, blackjack, free admission. Information: 317-244-9002.

September 5

St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 4773 Church Rd., Morris. Labor Day Picnic, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., fried chicken dinners include 1/2 chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, slaw, dessert; live music, beer garden, children’s games, cash raffle, free admission. Information: 812-934-6218 or

St. Peter Parish, 1207 East Rd., Brookville. Labor Day Picnic, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., fried chicken dinner, air-conditioned hall, children’s games, raffles, beer garden, free admission. Information: 765-647-5462 or

September 9-10

Prince of Peace Schools, 221 W. State St., Madison. Shawe and Pope John Summer Festival, 5 p.m.-midnight, carnival rides, family games, food, live music, $3 admission. Information: 812-273-5835.

September 10

St. Joan of Arc Parish, 4217 Central Ave., Indianapolis. French Market, noon-10 p.m., ten hours of live music, 50 artisan booths, French food, bake sale, raffle, children’s games until 5 p.m., Mass 5:30 p.m., tours of restored church at 1:30, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m., free admission. Information: 317-283-5508,

September 10-11

St. Mary Parish, 512 N. Perkins St., Rushville. Fall Festival, Sat. 6:30-10 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., chicken dinner served 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. both days, games of chance, children’s games, crafts, vendor booths, free admission. Information: 765-932-2588 or

September 11

St. Pius V Parish, 330 Franklin St., Troy. Fall Festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., lunch, refreshments, cash raffle, prizes, bingo, games, free admission. Information: 812-547-7994.

September 16-18

St. Rita Parish, 1733 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Jr. Ave., Indianapolis. Weekend of Praise Family Festival, Fri.: noon-6 p.m. fish fry, 7-10 p.m. music/jazz concert, $20; Sat.: 10-2 p.m. Healthy Initiatives Flu Clinic by Franciscan Health, mini health fair, noon-6 p.m., Praise Party in the Park, food vendors, ministries, neighborhood organizations, 2 p.m. tour of historic church, free will offering; Sun. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Mass, 1-3 p.m. porch concert with Men in the Fire, free will offering, treats by Febe dessert truck $5, cold drinks $1. Information: 317-632-9349.

September 17

St. Mary Parish, 415 E. Eighth St., New Albany. Multicultural Festival, 4-11 p.m., Mass 4 p.m. followed by live entertainment, DJ, ethnic food vendors, kids’ games, prize booth, free admission. Information; 812-944-0417.

September 17-18

St. Louis Parish, 13 St. Louis Pl., Batesville. Parish Festival, Sat. 5-11 p.m., live music, beer garden, food; Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., chicken and roast beef dinners, cash raffle, country store, beer garden, free admission. Information: 812-934-3204.

September 18

St. Michael Parish, 101 St. Michaels Dr., Charlestown. Septemberfest, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., chicken dinner, games, raffles, silent auction, free admission. Information: 812-256-3200 or

September 21

St. Mary Parish, 777 S. 11th St., Mitchell. Food Tent at Persimmon Festival, 4:30-7 p.m., spaghetti with meat sauce, bread, salad or apple sauce, iced tea or lemonade, sausage additional, Dymple’s Persimmon Pudding and other desserts, meal cost TBD. Information: 812-849-3570.

September 23-24

SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi Parish, 5901 Olive Branch Rd., Greenwood. Fall Festival, Fri. 5-10 p.m., Sat. noon-10 p.m., games and activities for all ages, live music, silent auction, raffles, food, ice cream, beer and wine, free admission. Information: or 317-859-4673.

September 25

St. Michael Parish, 11400 Farmer’s Lane NE, Bradford. Fried Chicken Country Picnic, fried chicken with homemade dumplings, slaw, choice of pie, meal price TBD, free admission. Information: 812-364-6646 or

September 30-October 1

Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 89 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Oktoberfest, 5-11p.m., live music, kids’ zone, beer garden, food trucks, authentic German dinner, live raffles, free admission. Information: or 317-435-6591.

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., food, drinks, midway, elephant ears; live music: Fri. Trace Thompson, Sat. Dusty Miller Band and Tastes Like Chicken, free admission. Information: 317-852-3195, or Hog Jog 5K Walk/Run, Sat. 9-10:30 a.m., ages 6 and older $22.16 through July 4, $25 after July 4, ages 5 and younger free. Information and registration:

October 1

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 5692 Central Ave., Indianapolis. Oktoberfest, 4-11 p.m., live polka music, DJs, German-style soft pretzels, pizza, beer, wine, children’s area, free admission. Information: 317-257-2266.

October 2

Holy Family Parish, 3027 Pearl St., Oldenburg. Parish Festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., fried chicken and roast beef dinners, turtle soup, adult and kids’ games, money raffle, quilt raffle, variety raffle, basket booth, silent auction, country store, free admission. Information: 812-934-3013 or

November 17

Holy Cross, 12239 State Road 62, St. Croix. Holy Cross Raffle, 9 a.m., ticket prices etc. TBA. Information: 812-843-5143.

November 20

St. Michael Parish, 107 S. 8th St., Cannelton. Turkey Bingo, noon-7 p.m., bingo, cash raffle, quilt raffle, refreshments, free admission. Information: 812-547-7994. †

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