Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Twin Cities Area Parish Festivals


Parish Festivals – Fall 2012

July 21 — Burnsville: Summer Celebration at Mary, Mother of the Church following 4 p.m. Polka Mass, until 8:30 p.m. 3333 Cliff Rd. Visit
July 21 and 22 — Brooklyn Center: Fun Fest at St. Alphonsus, 7025 Halifax Ave. N., includes a classic car show, live music by the Dweebs, games, food and refreshments.
July 22 — Cedar Lake Township, near Jordan: Outdoor Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick, 24425 Old Hwy. 13 Blvd., Jordan. Chicken dinner from 11a.m. to 2:30 p.m., antique tractor display, games and more.
July 28 and 29 — Shakopee: Julifest at St. Mark, 350 Atwood St. Polka Mass at 5 p.m. Saturday followed by a street dance from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday features continuous entertainment from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
August 5 — Faribault: Spiritfest Family Festival at Divine Mercy. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 139 Mercy Drive.
August 5 — Dayton: Festival at St. John the Baptist from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 18380 Columbus St. Features a chicken dinner, wine tasting, carriage rides and more.
August 5 — Lonsdale: Parish festival at Immaculate Conception, 116 Alabama St. S.E. Features a roast beef and ham dinner from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., live music, games, ice cream stand and more.
August 10 to 12 — Columbia Heights: FunFest Summer Jam at Immaculate Conception, 4030 Jackson St. N.E. Hours are Friday 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Outdoor Mass Sunday at 10 a.m. Also features live bands, food, inflatables and more.
August 11 and 12 — Long Lake: Corn Days at St. George features a Mexican fiesta from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Mass at 9:15 a.m. Sunday followed by a pancake breakfast and parade. Festival continues until 5 p.m. Sunday at the corner of Brown and Watertown Roads. Visit
August 11 and 12 — Brooklyn Park: Harvest Festival at St. Vincent de Paul, 9050 93rd Ave. N. Features live music food, rides and more. Faster than the Pastor 5K run Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Visit
August 11 and 12 — New Prague: Festival at St. Wenceslaus features a polka Mass at 5 p.m. Saturday followed by Euchre tournament, bean bag tournament and video game competition. Continues Sunday with polka Masses at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. followed by a chicken dinner until 2:30 p.m. at 215 E. Main St. Also features games, raffles and music.
August 12 — St. Paul: Ice Cream Social from 1 to 3 p.m. at St. Agnes, 548 Lafond Ave. Enjoy food, ice cream, music by Bandana and games.
August 17 and 18 — St. Louis Park: Festival at Holy Family, 5900 W. Lake St. Dinner and auction Friday from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Continues Saturday from 2 to 10 p.m. with games, a chicken dinner, and live music. Visit
August 18 and 19 — Minneapolis: Festival at Ss. Cyril and Methodius, 1325 Second St. N.E. Outdoor Mass at noon Saturday followed by soccer and volleyball tournaments, food, and games. Bi-lingual Mass Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Followed by championship soccer game, food and more.
August 19 — Hampton: FunFest at St. Mathias, 23315 Northfield Blvd. Begins with Mass at 11 a.m. followed by food from noon to 3:30 p.m. Also features games, live music and more.
August 19 — Marystown (Shakopee): Fall festival at St. Mary of the Purification begins with Mass at 10 a.m. at 15850 Marystown Road, Shakopee. Smorgasbord/turkey dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Features wall of wine, train rides, country store and more. Live music at 4 p.m.
August 19 — St. Bonifacius: Countryfest, hog roast and social at St. Boniface begins with a polka Mass at 10:30 a.m. followed by a roast pork dinner at 4025 Main St.
August 19 — Centerville: St. Genevieve parish picnic and chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 6995 Centerville Road.
August 24 to 26 — Buffalo: Glory Days at St. Francis Xavier, 223 19th St. N.W. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Features fireworks on Friday and Saturday evenings and a turkey dinner Sunday. Visit
August 26 — Minneapolis: Heart of the North Side Festival at St. Bridget from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3811 Emerson Ave. N. Features a pig roast, food, games and fun.
September 7 and 8 — Bloomington: St. Bonaventure fall festival at 901 E. 90th St. Features a chicken dinner Friday and a parade Saturday with free entertainment all day.
September 8 — Mahtomedi: Corn Fest at St. Jude of the Lake from 3 to 10 p.m. at 700 Mahtomedi Ave. Features climbing wall, games, crafts and more. Chicken dinner at 5:30 p.m.
September 8 — Annandale: Fall festival at St. Ignatius, 35 Birch St. E. Begins with a polka Mass at 4 p.m. followed by a chicken dinner, meat raffle, cake walk and more.
September 8 and 9 — Shoreview: Fall festival at St. Odilia, 3495 Victoria St. N. Hours are Saturday noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Features live music, inflatables, food and more. Visit
September 8 and 9 — White Bear Lake: Fall festival at St. Mary of the Lake begins Saturday at 3 p.m. with a 5K run/family walk at 4690 Bald Eagle Ave. Outdoor Mass at 5 p.m. followed by a spaghetti dinner. Sunday features a turkey dinner from noon to 2:30 p.m. Event also features a jewelry sale, wine toss, inflatables and more. Visit
September 9 — Stillwater: Wild rice festival at St. Mary features dinner from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 423 S. Fifth St. Games, quilts, bingo and more, visit
September 9 — St. Paul: Fall festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sacred Heart, 840 Sixth St. E. Features Mexican and American foods, music and dancers.
September 14 to 16 — Oakdale: Fall festival at Transfiguration from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday features live country music, food, 5K walk/run and more at 6133 15th St. N. Continues Saturday from 3 to 11 p.m. with live music by The Dweebs at 8 p.m. Sunday outdoor Mass followed by a pork feast.
September 14 to 16 — Minneapolis: Autumn Daze at St. Helena, 3204 E. 43rd St. Hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Friday with fireworks at 10 p.m. Continues Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a parade at 10 a.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Features live entertainment, games and more.
September 15 — St. Paul: Annual Tent Event features a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Pascal Baylon, 1757 Conway St. Live music from Uncle Chunk and more from 6 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $15.
September 15 — Minneapolis: St. Law­rence Church and Newman Center, 125th anniversary celebration and fall festival  from noon to 4 p.m. at 1203 Fifth St. S.E. Visit
September 15 and 16 — Jordan: Fall festival at St. John the Baptist, 210 Broadway. Polka Mass at 5 p.m. Saturday followed by live music. Fun continues Sunday at 9 a.m. with a chicken dinner, quilt auction, fun land for kids.
September 15 and 16 — Hastings: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish festival begins Saturday with Golf Fun Day at Hastings Country Club and Mass at 4:30 p.m. followed by movie night and entertainment. 11:30 a.m. Mass Sunday followed by activities for all ages, a chicken dinner and more at 2035 15th St. W. Visit
September 16 — Kilkenny: Fall festival at St. Canice, 183 Maple St. W. Mass at 10 a.m. followed by a chicken and ham dinner served until 2 p.m. Activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. include crafts, country store and more.
September 21 and 22 — Minneapolis: Block Party at Our Lady of Peace, 5426 12th Ave. S. Features Fat Lorenzo’s spaghetti dinner Saturday, food, rides and games all weekend. Visit
September 22 and 23 — Minneapolis: Touch of Lebanon Festival at St. Maron, 602 University Ave. N.E. Hours are 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Includes authentic Lebanese cuisine, games, raffles, gift shop and live music.
September 22 and 23 — Cottage Grove: Fall festival at St. Rita, 8694 80th St., begins at 4:30 p.m. Saturday with a chicken dinner, 5 p.m. polka Mass, country store and bingo. Teen night from 7:30 to 11 p.m. for those in grades 6 to 11. Continues Sunday after the 10:30 a.m. Mass with auctions, games, food, wine and more.
September 23 — Delano: Fall Harvest Festival at Delano Catholic Community, 204 S. River St. Polka Mass at 10:30 a.m. followed by a turkey dinner. For more information, visit
September 23 — St. Paul: Fall festival at St. Pascal Baylon from noon to 5 p.m. at 1757 Conway St. Features a home cooked spaghetti dinner, bingo, raffles and more.
October 6 and 7 — North St. Paul: Fall festival at St. Peter begins at 4 p.m. Saturday with a Polka Mass followed by more live music. Continues Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 2600 N. Margaret St. Features “Father D’s Rockin’ Ribeye,” car show craft boutique and more. Visit

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