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Parish Festival Guide: Mark your calendars for summer fun!

Shutterstock image: Sisters sharing popcorn at local festival/fairIt's that time of year again! Summer is here, which means BBQ's, pool parties, and parish festivals. Here is a list of summer and fall parish fairs and festivals taking place in the diocese. If your parish festival isn't shown below and you'd like to have it listed, please send details to

September 23, 2018

St. Mary Parish Festival
402 Amity St.
Lowell, MI 49331
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Spaghetti Dinner & Festival
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
451 S. Getty (at Marquette)
Muskegon, MI 49442
Time: Mass at 11 a.m.; Festival from noon to 5 p.m.
Cost: Entry into the festival is free. Dinner tickets - Adults $9; children (age 5-11) $6; under age 5 are free; Family $30 (two adults and their underage children) dine-in only.
Highlights: Raffles with a grand prize of $2,000, Music by Plain Jane Glory, Silent Auction, Tuscan Market featuring homemade baked goods, Pigeage (grape stomping!), Tarantella lessons, children's games, the best spaghetti dinner in town, and more!
Contact: 231-722-2803

September 30, 2018

Ss. Peter & Paul Fall Festival
520 Myrtle
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Entry fee: none
Pulled Pork Dinner from Sobie Meats; $4,000 Grand Prize Raffle
Contact: Dennis Vainavicz,

October 6, 2018

St. Simon Parish Applefest
St. Simon Church/Ludington Area Catholic School Complex
700 E. Bryant Rd.
Ludington, MI 49431
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Highlights: Fabulous crafts and delicious food
Contact: Parish office, 231-843-8606