Events

Parish Festivals in Buffalo

With summer in full swing, many area parishes are hosting family-friendly festivals, carnivals and lawn fetes during the weekends. Plan out a visit to a nearby festival below.

July 7-9, Queen of Heaven Church, West Seneca - Live music, food and beer garden all weekend. Parish Website

July 8-9, Immaculate Conception Church, Eden - Saturday includes Polish-American Folk Mass at 4 p.m., pork chop dinner at 4:30 p.m., and the Dave Gawronski Band from 5 to 8 p.m.; Sunday includes Mass at 11 a.m., chicken dinner at 11:30 a.m., and Norm Kaminski's "One Man Band" from 2 to 5 p.m. Both days include music, refreshments, theme basket auctions, grand prize raffle and kids and brown bag booths. Parish Website

July 14-16, St. John Paul II Church, Lake View - Mini golf tournament on Saturday, chicken BBQ on Sunday, and live music, kids activities, gaming, and food and drinks all three days. Parish Website

July 15, St. James Church, Jamestown - Italian food, baked goods, music, cash and basket raffles. Parish Website

July 20-23, St. John Vianney Church, Orchard Park - Thursday includes 5K run; Friday includes food truck rally and classic car show; Saturday includes more food trucks and entertainment by country music star Eric Van Houten; Sunday includes outdoor Mass and chicken dinner. Games, beer tent, basket raffle and kids activities will be held throughout the weekend. Parish Website

July 21 and 23, St. Mary Church, Swormville - Friday includes 5K run and walk along with beer, food trucks and music; Sunday includes famous kettle cooked chowder and other food, kids activities and gaming. Parish Website

July 22-23, Our Lady of Bistrica Church, Lackawanna - 100th anniversary lawn fate includes Elvis impersonator Terry Buckwald on Saturday, and Croatian ethnic music "Maestral" on Sunday. Croatian and American food will be available all weekend, along with kids area and gaming. Parish Website

July 27-29, Our Lady of Charity Church, Buffalo - Summerfest includes a car show on Thursday and music, dinner, gaming and more all three nights. Parish Website

July 30, Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Lakewood - Chicken barbecue until sold out. Parish Website

Aug. 4-6, St. Christopher Church, Tonawanda - Friday includes fish fry and music; Saturday includes kids afternoon, 5K and walk, and music; Sunday includes Polish dinner for pre-sale only, military appreciation day, and music. Rides, gaming, beer tent, auctions and music throughout the weekend. Parish Website

Aug. 5, All Saints Church, Buffalo - Family fun with live entertainment, raffles, children's games and activities, auctions, food and gaming. Phone: 716-875-8183

Aug. 6, St. Mary Church, East Arcade - Family lawn fete and chicken bar-b-que runs 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. following 10:30 a.m. Mass. Festival includes live music, country store, youth games, theme baskets and homemade pies. Parish Website

Aug. 6, Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Lackawanna - Father Baker's Pennies to Heaven chicken barbecue and family carnival runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Event includes sidewalk coin drop, children's carnival games, theme baskets, raffles, wine shelf and food tent. Basilica Website

Aug. 13, Blessed Mary Angela Church (at St. Hedwig's Campus Social Center), Dunkirk - Chiavetta's chicken barbecue all day until sold out, music by Exit 59, auction, baked goods sale and kids activities. Parish Website

Aug. 13, Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Darien Center - Roast beef dinner, theme basket raffles and other food items. Phone: 585-547-3547 (Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish site)

Aug. 15, St. Luke's Mission of Mercy, Amherst - Great corn roast includes all you can eat food, music, raffles and theme basket auctions. $20 admission (12 and under free) helps benefit St. Luke's Mission of Mercy. Event runs 3 to 8 p.m. at Donald Spoth Farm, 2715 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst. Website