Compiled by Mark Gasper and Nancy Hammerstrom
Parish festivals are starting on the Southside! From children’s games and rides, silent auctions, raffles, Monte Carlo games and bingo to beer tents, live music, dancing and plenty of fair food favorites, you’ll have a packed schedule of fun activities to last for the next several months!
- Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish Festival
When: June 8-10, Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m., Friday, 5 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, 2 p.m. to midnight
Where: 335 S. Meridian St., Greenwood
Description: Rides, games, Monte Carlo, bingo, cake wheel, grand raffle, quilt raffle, children’s games, jewelry auction, live music, beer tent, fair food, free admission
Info: (317) 888-2861; email@example.com
- Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish Italian Street Festival
When: June 9-10, Friday and Saturday, 5 to 11 p.m.
Where: 520 Stevens St., Indianapolis
Description: More than 25 Italian meats, pastas, salads, desserts, homemade spaghetti sauce, pizza, cannoli, cheesecake, Italian beer and wine, live music, dancing and rides. Religious procession, Saturday, 6:45 p.m., 7 p.m. Mass, free parking in Eli Lilly lots on East and New Jersey streets, free admission.
- Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish Augustravaganza
When: Aug. 11-12, Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. to midnight
Where: 7225 Southeastern Ave., Indianapolis
Description: Rides, catered dinner, food tent, beer/wine tent, Monte Carlo, raffle, live entertainment, kids’ games, free admission.
Info: (317) 357-1200
- St. Joseph Parish Festival
When: Aug. 25-27, Friday and Saturday, 5-11 p.m., Sunday, 12:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: 1401 S. Mickley Ave., Indianapolis
Description: Rides, food, bingo, gaming, silent action, beer garden, Texas Hold’em contest. Sunday, free admission.
Info: (317) 244-9002
- St. Patrick Parish Festival
When: Aug. 27, Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 950 Prospect St., Indianapolis
Description: Raffle, music, food, St. Patrick Queen and King, games.
Info: 317-631-5824; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Holy Name of Jesus Parish Oktoberfest
When: Sept. 29-30, Friday and Saturday, 5-11 p.m.
Where: 89 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove
Description: Kids’ zone, beer garden, food, health fair, raffle, live music: Friday, Monarch Band and the Woomblies Rock Orchestra, Saturday, Colin Hawk and Trainwreck, free admission.
Info: 317-784-5454; email@example.com