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Parish Festival Guide: Mark your calendars for summer fun!

IstockImage: Boy on bouncy castle, summer festivalIt'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

June 22-24, 2018

St. Pat's Summer Fest
Father Flohe Field
765 Union St.
Portland, MI 48875
Times: 6 p.m.-midnight on June 22; 8 a.m. - midnight on June 23; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Highlights: Journey Tribute Band on Saturday night ($10); Free teen/preteen dance concert with DJ Dill Pickle on Saturday afternoon
Contact: Cortney Smith, 517-526-1825
St. Patrick's Festival
4351 Parnell Ave. NE
Ada, MI 49301
Times: 5:30 p.m. - midnight on June 22; 4 p.m. to midnight on June 23 (evening begins with 4 p.m. Mass); noon to 5:30 p.m. on June 24
Highlights: Euchre tournament; 5k run; auction, live music
Contact: Parish office 616-691-8541

June 23-24, 2018

Holy Name of Jesus-San Juan Diego Academy Gran Festival
Lamar Park
2561 Porter St.
Wyoming, MI 49519
Time: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily
We would like to extend an invitation to all parishioners to join us and enjoy the music, food, games and more of our multicultural parish. | Les hacemos una cordial invitación a todos los feligreses a unirse a nosotros y disfrutar de la música y la comida de nuestra parroquia multicultural.

July 8, 2018

St. Joseph & St. Vincent 68th Annual Ox Roast & Homecoming
2349 W. Jackson Rd.
Hart (Weare), MI (1 mile East of Oceana Dr.)
Time: 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: Adults $12; Kids (5-12) $5; Kids under 5 Free. Eat in or take out.
Highlights: Raffles, silent auction, bingo, crafts, white elephant booth, kids games    

July 22, 2018

Taste of St. Mary Magdalen
St. Mary Magdalen Church
1253 52nd St. SE
Kentwood, MI 49508
Time: noon - 4 p.m.
Highlights: Food, entertainment, adult and children's games
Contact: Parish office 616-455-9310

July 28-29, 2018

Festival Uniendo Culturas - A celebration of faith, music, food and culture!
Our Lady of Sorrows Church
101 Hall St.
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Times: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. July 28 and 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. July 29, Mass at 11 a.m.
Highlights: Outdoor Mass, raffle, live music
Contact: Parish office, or 616-243-0222
Connect: on Facebook

August 10-11, 2018

St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish Festival
920 Fulton Ave.
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Times: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 10; 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Aug. 11
Highlights: $5,000 raffle; Huge community garage sale
Contact: Mellan Hansen, 616-842-0001, ext. 120 or 

August 11-12 2018

St. Mary International Festival/Festival Internacional de la Iglesia Santa María
Activities Center
423 1st St. NW (corner of 2nd St. and Turner NW)
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Times: 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. Aug. 11 (sábado); 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Aug. 12 (domingo)
Foods of Germany, Poland, USA, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. Music, basket raffles and fun for the whole family. | Comida, música, juegos, rifas y diversión para toda la familia.
Contact: Wanda Toohey,616-459-7390, ext. 10,

August 12, 2018

St. Joseph's Festival & Chicken Dinner
18760 8th Ave.
Conklin, MI 49403
Time: Noon to 4 p.m.
Chicken dinner pricing: Adults $10; Children 5-12 yrs. $6; Under 5 free
Highlights: Delicious chicken dinner; crafts, raffles and games
Contact: Marcia in the parish office, 616-899-2286 or

August 18-19, 2018

Shrine of St. Francis Xavier and Our Lady of Guadalupe Festival of the Roses
240 Brown St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Times: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Aug. 18 and 9:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Aug. 19
Highlights: Good times and great food
Contact: Laura Brizio, 616-241-2485,

August 26, 2018

St. Anthony's 23rd Annual Church Festival
6070 David Hwy.
Saranac, MI
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: Chicken dinner - Adults $8; Senior (61+) $7; Kids under 12 $4
All proceeds benefit St. Anthony's building fund
Highlights: Live entertainment, kids activities, cash raffle and more

September 8-9, 2018

Holy Trinity Parish Festival
1200 Alpine Church Rd.
Comstock Park, MI 49321-9761
Times: 6 p.m. to midnight on Sept. 8; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sept. 9
Cost: $5 cover
Highlights: on Sept. 8 Black jack, 50/50 raffles, beer tent, live band OTC and food booth; on Sept. 9 polka band, kids games and activities, 50/50 raffles, chicken dinner.
Contact: Tammy Mick, or 616-784-0677

September 16, 2018

Holy Spirit Parish Festival
2230 Lake Michigan Dr. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Highlights: Music, food and games
Contact: Bill Kral at 616-890-8318 or 

September 23, 2018

St. Mary Parish Festival
402 Amity St.
Lowell, MI 49331
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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