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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 jfox@dioceseofgrandrapids.org

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
Website: http://stanthonyofsaranac.org/
  
 
St. Michael’s Annual Festival & Chicken Dinner
17150 88th Ave.
Coopersville, MI 49404
Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Highlights: Dine in or take-out Chicken Dinners or Preschool Hot Dog and Snack Booth, large raffle, mini-raffles, kids game tent, BINGO, cake walk and so much more!
Contact: Email secretary@saintmichaels.us with any questions.  

September 2, 2018

St. Bernard's 70th Annual Parish Festival (Labor Day Weekend)
Downtown Irons, MI
Handicap parking & assistance available
Time: Noon - 5 p.m.
Highlights: Lickin' Chicken Dinner, noon until gone (Adults $10; children 10 & under $4); Larry Bialik and the Ramblin' Band (1-5 p.m.); beer tent; raffle drawing
Contact: 231-266-5155

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, festival@holytrinitycp.org or 616-784-0677
 
St. John Vianney Parish Festival
4101 Clyde Park Ave.SW
Wyoming MI  49509
Website: on Facebook
Contact: Parish office, 616-534-5449 

September 15, 2018

St. Mary's Parish Festival
406 E. Savidge St.
Spring Lake, MI 49456
Time: noon to 9 p.m.
Highlights: Kids rides on the Knights of Columbus Tootsie Train, carnival games, Woman's Club bake sale, bingo, beer tent, car show, entertainment, food trucks, and a $10,000 raffle drawing. The general public is encouraged and welcome to attend.
Website: Details on Facebook
Contact: Parish office, 616-842-1702, parishoffice@stmarysl.org

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 wkral@comcast.net 

September 23, 2018

St. Mary Parish Festival
402 Amity St.
Lowell, MI 49331
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Website: http://www.stmarylowell.com/

September 30, 2018

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

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