Welcome! We’re excited to share the following list of parish fairs and festivals taking place around the diocese this summer and fall and invite you to join us! Please note this list is under construction – we are actively adding new events as we receive details from our parishes. If you don’t see your parish festival listed, please email details to jfox@grdiocese.org.


Our Lady of Sorrows – Grand Rapids
Date and time: July 27 & 28
Location: Our Lady of Sorrows, 116 Green St., Grand Rapids
Contact: Parish office, 616-243-0222


St. Michael – Brunswick
Date and time: August 4, noon – 3 p.m.
Location: St. Michael Church, 6382 S. Maple Island Rd., Fremont, MI 49412
Cost: $15, Adult Dinner
BBQ Chicken Dinner, inside and outside dining, take outs available. Raffles- Grand Prize $1,000, Gift Baskets, Country Produce Market, Lemonade Stand

St. Joseph the Worker – Wyoming
Date and time: August 10 & 11, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Lamar Park, 2561 Porter St. SW, Wyoming 
Cost: Entrance free
Contact: Julia Puma, 616-456-7981 or Oficina@sanjoseobrero.net
Live music, daily raffles, family-oriented, food (fruits, tacos, pupusas, gorditas, quesadillas, aguas frescas and much more)

St. Mary – Lowell
Date and time: August 14 (Vigil of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary), Vigil Mass at 5 p.m., followed by a front yard barbeque from 6-9 p.m.
Location: St. Mary Church, 402 Amity, Lowell
Cost: Free, donations welcome in support of the parish’s youth ministry
Contact: Parish office, 616-897-9820
Drinks, music, food, raffle, yard games

St. Patrick-St. Anthony – Grand Haven
Date and time: August 16, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. & August 17,  8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: 920 Fulton Ave., Grand Haven, MI 49417
Cost: Free
Contact: Mellan Hansen, 616-935-8740
$5,000 Raffle Drawing and additional items raffled. 8/16 & 17, 2-Day indoor Community Garage Sale & Sweet shop. Saturday 8/17, Car Show, Community Garage Sale, Sweet Shop, Haiti Bingo, Family Fun games for adults and kids, live entertainment, Beer Tent, and Chicken Dinner. Visit our website for more details www.stpatsgh.org.

Shrine of St. Francis Xavier & Our Lady of Guadalupe-St. Dominic – Grand Rapids/Wyoming
Date and time: August 17 & 18, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: 240 Brown St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Cost: Free entry
Contact: Laura Brizio, 616-241-2485
Live music, daily auctions, raffles, food (fruits, tacos, pupusas, gorditas, quesadillas, aguas frescas and much more) Kidz games, Folklorical dances, Queen Crowning and much more.  

St. Anthony – Saranac
Date and time: August 25, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: St. Anthony Church, 6070 David Hwy., Saranac
Cost: Chicken dinner (BBQ half chicken meal and dessert), $13 adult, $11 seniors (age 61+), $6 children 6 and under. Proceeds go toward parish life, ministries and community outreach.
Contact: Parish office, 616-642-6119
Summer festival with live music, petting zoo, children’s games, bake sale, country store, silent auction, raffle

St. Mary – Grand Rapids
Date and time: August 25, 12 – 6 p.m.
Location: St. Mary Activities Center, 420 Second St. NW, Grand Rapids 
Cost: Free to enter, food and games require ticket purchase
Contact: Parish office, 616-459-7390
International foods, live entertainment, basket raffles


Holy Trinity- Comstock Park
Dates and times: Saturday, Sept. 7, 6:30-11:30 p.m. & Sunday, Sept. 8, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: 1200 Alpine Church Rd. NW, Comstock Park, MI
Contact: Carrie Nielsen, 616-450-8698, nielsen.carriel@gmail.com
On Saturday the 7th, enjoy live entertainment by Pretty Kool, a Euchre tournament, Beer Tent, Horse Race, and 50/50 Raffles. On Sunday the 8th, come out for our famous BBQ Chicken Dinner, music by local musicians, Bingo, $8,000 Cash Raffle, 50/50 Raffle’s, 65” TV Raffle, Kids & Tween Games, Kids Tractor Pull, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Concessions, Snow Cones, Cotton Candy, and Country Store.

St. Mary – Spring Lake, Festival supporting Catholic education
Date and time:
Sept. 7, 2024, 12 – 8 p.m.
Location: 406 E Savidge St., Spring Lake, MI 49456
Cost:  Entry is free, food, games, raffle require ticket purchase
Live entertainment, kid’s games, food, car show, $10,000 Raffle, bingo

Immaculate Heart of Mary – Grand Rapids
Date and time: Sept. 8, 11 a.m., 75th Anniversary Mass and Picnic, Bishop Walkowiak will celebrate Mass and the parish picnic will be held following.
Location: 1935 Plymouth Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Cost: Free
Contact: Parish Office, 616-241-4477

Ss. Peter & Paul – Grand Rapids
Date and time: Sept. 29, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: SS. Peter & Paul Church, 520 Myrtle, NW, Grand Rapids
Contact: Parish Office, 616-454-6000
Polish Dinner, Large Cash Raffle, Mini Raffles, Live music by Everett Domeier, Kids activities


St. Simon – Ludington

Dates and times: Oct. 5, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Ludington Area Catholic School, 700 E. Bryant Rd, Ludington, MI
Cost: Free to enter
Contact: Parish office 231-843-8606
Dinner, homemade baked goods, kids’ games and more!

We rely on our parishes to share festival details with us. If your parish event isn’t shown and you’d like to have it listed, please email details to jfox@grdiocese.org.