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Parish Festival Guide

IstockImage: Boy on bouncy castle, summer festivalIt's that time of year again! Summer is here, which means BBQ's, pool parties, and summer festivals. Here is a list of summer 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  

August 19-20, 2017

Festival of the Roses 2017 (Festival de las Rosas 2017)
Shrine of St. Francis Xavier & Our Lady of Guadalupe (merged with St. Dominic Parish, Wyoming)
250 Brown St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Times: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on August 19 & 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on August 20
Entry fee: Free
Contact: 616-241-2485 or

August 20, 2017

St. Thomas Festival & Chicken Dinner
Parish Hall and Pavilion
3252 Apple Ave
Muskegon, MI 49442
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Highlights: Thousands come out each year to enjoy our famous, slow-roasted chicken dinner, art fair booths, live band, silent auction, white elephant sale, $1,200 raffle, kids games, and more NEW to 2017!
Entry fee: Festival is FREE to attend for all ages!; Chicken Dinner Ticket includes fresh, slow-roasted chicken halves with salad, potato, vegetable, dessert, and drink! Dine-in service or carryout! Adults just $10. Kids $6.
Contact: Jenny Stamper, Parish Secretary, 231-773-3160,

August 27, 2017

St. Anthony Catholic Church, Saranac 22nd Annual Parish Festival
6070 David Hwy
Saranac, MI 48881
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Highlights: Chicken BBQ Dinner, Cash Raffle, Music
Entry fee: Free
Contact: M. Lamphere or 616-642-6119  

August 27, 2017

St. Michael Church
17150 88th Ave.
Coopersville, MI 49404
Time: 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Highlights: Chicken Dinner, Crafts, Raffles & Games
Entry fee: Free
Contact: Beki Rotman,  

September1-3, 2017

St. Michael the Archangel
1716 Sixth St.
Muskegon, MI 49441
Mass: 11 a.m. at church followed by polish meal - check website for pricing
Polish Festival Location:
Hackley Park
350 W. Webster Ave
Muskegon MI 49440
Entry FeeEntry fee for Polish Festival: $5 for 21 and older, under 21 free  

September 3, 2017

St. Bernard's 69th Annual Parish Festival
Downtown Irons, Mich.
Handicapped parking & assistance available
Mass: Saturday at 5 p.m.; Sunday at 8 a.m.
Highlights: Lickin' chicken dinner from noon until gone (Adults $10, Children 10 & under $4); beer tent; kids crafts and face painting; Larry Bialik & the Ramblin' Band (1-5 p.m.); grand raffle drawing at 4 p.m.
Contact: 231-266-5155

September 8-10, 2017

St. John Vianney Festival
 101 Clyde Park SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
Highlights: Live bands, Sports Bar, Alumni Homecoming Celebration, and more!
Entry Fee: Free
Contact: Parish office, 616-532-7001 

September 9-10, 2017

Holy Trinity
1200 Alpine Church Rd. NW
Comstock Park, MI 49321
Highlights: chicken dinner and tent events
Entry fee: Free
Contact: Tony Parker, 616-293-4709 or

September 10, 2017

St. Isidore Parish Festival
628 Diamond Ave
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Time: 11:00 am.m to 4:00 p.m.
Highlights: Polish Dinner, Games, Live Music by Freddy Z, Silent Auction
Contact: Parish office, 616-459-4731

September 13 & October 13, 2017

Sacred Heart of Jesus Fatima Centennial Series (View Flyer)
156 Valley Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504-6194
Highlights: Adoration, Rosary, Fatima Teaching, Solemn Benediction, Convivial Festivities (including food and beverages for the family) in the parish courtyard immediately following events in church.
Entry fee: Free, though donations will be warmly received
Contact: Parish office, 616-459-8362

September 16-17, 2017

Holy Spirit Community Festival
2230 Lake Michigan Dr. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Times: 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Sept. 16 and 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 17
Highlights: Saturday tailgate, Sunday pig roast
Contact: Parish office, 616-453-6369

September 24, 2017

Ss. Peter & Paul Fall Festival
520 Myrtle St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Highlights: Large Prize Raffle ($4,000), Pulled Pork Dinner from Sobie Meats
Entry fee: none
Contact: Dennis Vainavicz,, 616-454-5611

September 24, 2017

Our Lady of Grace Spaghetti Dinner and Music Festival
451 South Getty St.
Muskegon, MI  49442
Highlights: Raffle and Craft Fair
Entry fee: Dinner tickets​ - Adults: $8.00; Children (Ages 5-11) $5.00; Under 5 free; Family: $25.00 (includes two adults and their underage children)
(There is no fee to attend the craft fair, silent auction or enjoy the music.)
Contact: Parish Office, 231-722-2803 or  or 


October 7, 2017

St. Simon Applefest
Ludington Area Catholic School Complex
700 E Bryant Rd
Ludington, MI 49431
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Highlights: Our famous Apple Dumplings and many booths
Entry fee: Free
Contact: Parish office 231-843-8606