May 26, 2023

Parish Festivals 2023

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 1-3

St. Simon the Apostle Parish, 8155 Oaklandon Rd., Indianapolis. Parish Festival, Thurs. 5-11 p.m., Fri. And Sat. 5 p.m.-midnight, rides, live music, food, beer garden, rides, games, kids’ zone, Vegas room (ages 21 and older), $10 food/drink ticket per person or per family required for admission. Information:, 317-826-6000,

St. Jude Parish, 5353 McFarland Rd., Indianapolis. Summer Festival, 5-11 p.m., children’s games, prizes, bands, food, Ferris Wheel, silent auction, bingo, Monte Carlo games, beer tent, Sat. evening live music with Josh Kaufman, free admission. Information: 317-786-4371.

June 2-3

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

June 2-4

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 4

St. Paul Parish, 814 Jefferson St., Tell City. Parish Picnic, 11 a.m., eat-in or carry-out dinners, music, cash/quilt raffles, free admission. Information: 812-547-7994,

June 8-10

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, jewelry auction, live music, beer tent, fair food, free admission Information: 317-888-2861,

June 9-10

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, rides, 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: -636-4478,,

June 23-24

Christ the King Parish, 5884 N. Crittenden Ave., Indianapolis. Summer Social, 6 p.m.-midnight, live music, kid’s area, food, beer and wine, $1 admission. Information 317-255-3666.

July 15-16

All Saints Parish, St. John the Baptist Campus, 25743 State Route 1, Guilford. Chicken Dinner and Summer Festival, Sat. 5-midnight, Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., food, beer garden, B&G ice cream, kiddie land, 14 Stations of the Eucharist religious exhibit, $10,000 raffle, Sat. music by Yorkridge Boys, chicken dinner served Sun. beginning at 11 a.m., free admission. Information: 812-576-4302,

July 22-23

All Saints Parish, St. Martin Campus, 8044 Yorkridge Rd., Guilford. Chicken Dinner and Summer Festival, Sat. 5-midnight, Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., food, beer garden, B&G ice cream, kiddie land, 14 Stations of the Eucharist religious exhibit, $10,000 raffle Sat. music by Misty Creek, 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.

July 30

St. Augustine Parish, 18020 Lafayette St., Leopold. Church Picnic, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. CT, $12 fried chicken dinners, ice cream, hamburgers, raffles, quilt raffle, quilt wheel, free admission. Information. 812-843-5143,

August 3-5

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, 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-parishioner admission $10 in festival tickets, children younger than 12 free, minors under 18 unaccompanied by an adult not admitted. Information:,, 317-353-9404.

August 4-5

St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, 523 S. Merrill St., Fortville. Summer Festival, Fri. 6-10 p.m.: Bingo Night, $35; Sat. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.: children’s games, food, raffle, silent auction, free admission. Information: 317-485-5102.

St. Susanna Parish, 1210 E. Main St., Plainfield. Backyard Bash, Fri. 6-10 p.m., Sat. 1-10 p.m., raffle, games, food, live music, bounce houses, free admission. Information: 317-839-3333,

August 6

St. Boniface Parish, 11715 E. County Road 1550 N., Fulda. Annual Summer Picnic, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. CT., live music, indoor and outdoor dining, quilts, raffles, Fulda’s famous soup, food court, family fun center, free admission. Information: 812-357-5533,

August 11-12

Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish, 7225 Southeastern Ave., Indianapolis. Augustravaganza, 4 p.m.-midnight, rides, catered dinner, food tent, beer/wine tent, Monte Carlo, raffle, live entertainment, kids’ games, free admission. Information: 317-357-1200.

August 12-13

All Saints Parish, St. Paul Campus, 9788 N. Dearborn Rd., Guilford. Summer Picnic, Sat. 5-midnight, Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., pork-loin dinner and live music Sat., lunch stand, beer gardens, ham stand, split-the-pot, raffles, gaming, Hoffman Mini Donuts, quilts, $10,000 raffle, 14 Stations of the Eucharistic religious exhibit, chicken dinner served Sun. beginning at 11 a.m., free admission. Information: 812-576-4302.

August 13

St. Mary Parish, 2500 St. Mary Dr., Lanesville. Parish Picnic, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., fried chicken or ham dinner, dine-in or carry-out, instant bingo, capital prize raffles, handmade quilt raffles, linens, crafts, online auction, free admission. Information: 812-952-2853,

August 18-19

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.

August 19-20

St. Mary of the Knobs Parish, 5719 St. Marys Rd., Floyds Knobs. Knobfest, Sat. 5:30 p.m.-midnight, music, beer garden, food trucks, dance 9 p.m. featuring Juice Box Heroes; Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., games of chance and skill, fried chicken dinner with all the fixings, family fun zone, free admission. Information: 812-923-2492,

August 24-26

St. Ann Parish, 6350 S. Mooresville Rd., Indianapolis. Summer Festival, Thur. 5-10 p.m., Fri. 5-11 p.m., Sat. 5-11:30 p.m., Amish sweet corn, casino, midway rides, games, silent auction, homemade sweets, gambling, beer garden, food booths, bake sale, beer tent, entertainment, free admission, Thurs. ride wristband price TBA. Information: 317-821-2909.

August 25-27

St. Joseph Parish, 1401 S. Mickley Ave., Indianapolis. Fall Festival, Fri. and Sat. 5-11 p.m., Sun. 12:30-7:30 p.m., rides, food, bingo, gaming, silent action, beer garden, Texas Hold’em contest Sun., free admission. Information: 317-244-9002.

August 26

St. Monica Parish, 6131 N. Michigan Road, Indianapolis. International Festival, 5-11 p.m., foods from around the world, live music, children’s bounce houses, raffle, free admission. Information: 317-253-2193,

August 26-27

St. Mary Parish, 1331 E. Hunter Robbins Way, Greensburg. Parish Festival, Sat. 5:30-11 p.m.: adult night, games, beer garden, live music, pork burger, pork chop or pulled pork dinners, basket silent auction, concessions; Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Family Day, kids’ games, live music, fried chicken and pulled pork

dinners; free admission. On Eagles Wings 5K Run/Walk, Sat. 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. race, $20 adults, $15 children ($25/$20 after Aug. 8), optional kids’ Fun Run obstacle course at 10 a.m. for $15. Information, registration: 812-663-8427,

August 27

St. Patrick Parish, 950 Prospect St., Indianapolis. Festival ’23, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., raffle, music, food, St Patrick Queen & King, games. Information: 317-631-5824,

September 4

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,

St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 4773 Church Rd., Morris. Labor Day Picnic, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., live music, beer garden, kids’ games, grand raffle, fried chicken dinners $14, free admission. Information: 812-934-6218,

September 8-9

Prince of Peace Schools, 201 W. State St., Madison. Shawe and Pope John Summer Festival, 5 p.m.-midnight, carnival rides, family games, concessions, live music, $5 admission. Information: 812-273-5835.

September 9

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., free admission. Information: 317-283-5508,

September 10

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

St. Pius V Parish, 330 Franklin St., Troy. Fall Festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., eat-in or carry-out dinners, concessions, soup by the gallon, cash raffle, quilt raffle, prizes, games, free admission. Information: 812-547-7994.

September 15-16

St. Bartholomew Parish, 1306 27th St., Columbus. Fall Festival, Fri. 6-10 p.m., Sat. 4-10 p.m., live music, food, games, free admission. Information: 812-379-9353,

September 16

St. Mary Parish, 415 E. Eighth St., New Albany. Multicultural Festival, 5-11 p.m., Mass 4 p.m. followed by live entertainment, DJ, ethnic food vendors, kids’ games, prize booth, free admission. Information; 812-944-0417,

St. Bridget of Ireland Parish, 404 E. Vine St., Liberty. Oktoberfest, 4-10 p.m., German food served 4-7 p.m., Mass at 4 p.m., country store, children’s games, beer/wine garden, cash raffle, poker, games of chance, free admission. Information: 765-825-8578,

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus School parking lot, 1840 E. Eighth St., Jeffersonville. Street Dance, 7-11 p.m., school fundraiser, live music, food trucks, kids’ area, $10 admission. Information: 812-283-3123,

September 17

St. Michael Parish, 101 St. Michaels Dr., Charlestown. Septemberfest, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., chicken dinner, games, quilt and cash raffles, silent auction, free admission. Information: 812-256-3200,

St. Meinrad Parish, 19570 N. 4th St., St. Meinrad. Annual Fall Picnic, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. CT, outdoor dining pavilion, food court, famous soup, German tenderloins, fried chicken dinners, live music, raffles, free admission. Information: 812-357-5533,

September 22-23

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, beer tent, silent auction, kids’ games, live music: Fri. My Yellow Rickshaw, Sat. Trace Thompson, Another Round and 45 RPM, free admission. Information: 317-852-3195.

September 23-24

St. Gabriel Parish, 232 W. 9th St., Connersville. Fall Festival, Sat. 5-11 p.m. (Mass at 4 p.m.), Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (Mass 10:30 a.m.), kids’ games, big kid games, youth group bake good and craft sale, wine bingo, axe throwing, basket raffle, live bands, Sat. German food, Sun. chicken dinner, free admission. Information. 765-825-8578,

September 24

St. Mark Parish, 5377 Acorn Rd., Tell City. Shooting Match and Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., ham and beef shoot, raffle, handmade quilts, country story with produce, chili, homemade pies, hamburger, chicken sandwiches, brats, food prices vary, free admission. Information: 812-836-2481,

St. Michael Parish, 11400 Farmer’s Lane NE, Greenville. Annual Chicken and Homemade Dumpling Dinner, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Mass at 11 a.m., meal service ends at 2:30 p.m., dine-in or carry out, fried chicken with homemade dumplings, slaw, choice of pie, meal price TBD, raffles, handmade quilts, cake booth, children’s corner, silent auction, Nanna’s Attic, free admission. Information: 812-364-6646,

September 27

St. Mary Parish, Mitchell. Food Tent at Persimmon Festival, corner of 7th and Main St., 4:30-7 p.m, Italian dinner, meal cost TBD. Information: 812-849-3570,

September 29-30

Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 89 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Oktoberfest, 5-11p.m., kids’ zone, beer garden, food, health fair, raffle, live music: Fri. Monarch Band and the Woomblies Rock Orchestra, Sat. Colin Hawk and Trainwreck, free admission. Information: or 317-784-5454.

September 30

St. Augustine Parish, 315 Chestnut St., Jeffersonville. Octoberfest, 3-10 p.m., dance in parking lot, live music by The Louisville Crashers, food and beer trucks, free admission. Information: 812-282-2677,

October 1

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

St. John Paul II Parish, 2253 St. Joe Rd., W., Sellersburg. Turkey Shoot/Chicken Dinner/Fall Festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., chicken dinner with homemade dumplings, booths, raffles, handmade quilts, kids’ games, country store, free admission. Information: 812-246-2512.

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