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Guide to this Summers Church Festivals in Cincinnati

Weekend of June 17-19

St. Joseph Academy Pigfest, 48 Needmore Road, Walton, 5-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Live music Friday: the Grateful Dads; Saturday: Excalibur. Food trucks, silent auction and more. 859-485-6444; sjawalton.com.

St. Michael’s Parish Festival, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 145 E. St. Michaels, Brookville. Fried chicken dinner served 11 a.m.-6 p.m., children’s games, silent auction, beer garden and wine booth, raffles, live music from 90 Proof Twang from 7-10 p.m. brookvilleparishes.com.

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Weekend of June 24-26

Mary Queen of Heaven FunFest, 1150 Donaldson Highway, Erlanger. 6-11 p.m. Friday, 5-11 p.m. Saturday, 3-8 p.m. Sunday. Rides, food and drinks, live music, games, raffles and more. mqhparish.com.

Panegyri Greek Festival, Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 7000 Winton Road, Springfield Township. 5-11 p.m. Friday, 3-11 p.m. Saturday, 1-8 p.m. Sunday. Highlights Greek culture with church tours, dancing, live music and marketplace goods. Imported Greek wines and beer, food and homemade desserts. $3 admission, free ages under 12. Free parking with shuttle bus service at St. Xavier High School (600 W. North Bend Road). 513-591-0030; htsnchurch.org.

Panegyri celebrates all things Greek culture including food, drink, dance and dress. It takes place at Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church June 24-26.

St. John XXIII School, 3806 Manchester Road, Middletown. 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, 4 p.m.-midnight Saturday, 4-10 p.m. Sunday. 513-424-1196

St. Veronica Summer Festival, 4473 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Mount Carmel. 6-11 p.m. Friday, 5–11 p.m. Saturday, 12:30-6 p.m. Sunday. Kids games, amusement rides, food, beer, tiki bar, casino games, Mega Split the pot raffle, Live music Friday: Varner Netherton Revival. Saturday: Bad Habit. Sunday: Tim Snyder and Friends.  513-528-1622; stveronica.org.

Weekend of July 1-4

Sisters of Notre Dame 4th of July Festival, 1601 Dixie Highway, Covington. 1-6 p.m. Monday. Celebrating 100 years in 2022. Features live music, food, games, auction, raffles and family-friendly fun for all ages. sndusa.org.

Weekend of July 8-10

St. Thomas More JulyFest, 800 Ohio Pike, Withamsville. 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, 5 p.m.-midnight Saturday, 1-9 p.m. Sunday. Food, drinks, games and live entertainment. Friday: That Arena Rock Show. Saturday: Country Jam with 90 Proof Twang, Michelle Robinson Band, Rucca. 513-753-2563 or 513-752-2080 ext. 301; facebook.com.

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Weekend of July 15-17

Immaculate Heart of Mary, 7820 Beechmont Ave, Anderson Township. 6 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, 3-6 p.m. Sunday. Bid ‘n buy, major raffle, food, rides and more. Live music Friday: BackBeat Cincinnati. Saturday: the Whammies. Sunday: the Grove. $20 bracelet for all-you-can-ride on Sunday. 513-388-4466; church.ihom.org.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Summerfest, 5876 Veterans Way, Burlington. 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, 5 p.m.-midnight Saturday, 4-10 p.m. Sunday. Rides, food, grand raffle, live music and more. 859-689-5010; ihmfestival.com.

St. Cecilia Festival, 3105 Madison Road, Oakley. 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, 5 p.m.-midnight Saturday, 4-9 p.m. Sunday. Kids zone flea market, bid ‘n buy, raffles and more. Live music Friday: Gee Your Band Smells Terrific. Saturday: Dan Varner Band. Sunday: Saffire Express. 513-871-5757; stceciliacincinnati.org.

St. Pius X Summer Festival, 348 Dudley Road, Edgewood. 6 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, 4-10 p.m. Sunday. Raffles, auction, food, games and more. Live music Friday: Hoopty; Saturday: Derek Alan Band; Sunday: the Menus. Father Baiju’s Indian Dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. nkybestfestival.com.

St. John, 25743 Indiana 1, Guilford. July 16-17. Chicken dinners served on Sunday. Raffles, beer garden, kiddie land and more. Live music Saturday: Yorkridge Boys. allsaintscatholic.net.

Weekend of July 22-24

Holy Cross Festival, 3612 Church St., Latonia. 859-431-0636; holycrosscov.org.

St. James the Greater Family Festival, 3565 Hubble Road, White Oak. 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, 5:30 p.m.-midnight Saturday, 4-10 p.m. Sunday. Live music Friday: Second Wind. Saturday: the Remains. Sunday: the Whammies. New this year is a Maker’s Market on Saturday. 513-741-5300; stjamesfestival.com.

St. Martin, 8044 Yorkridge Road, Guilford. July 23-24. Chicken dinner served on Sunday. Raffles, beer garden, kiddie land. 5K Country Run on Sunday. Live music Saturday night with Austin Tyler Lee Band. allstaintscatholic.net.

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Weekend of July 29-31

Our Lady of Lourdes Festival, 2832 Rosebud Drive, Westwood. 5 p.m.-midnight Saturday. Raffles, silent auction and more. 513-922-0715; lourdes.org.

St. Ann Annual Festival, 3064 Pleasant Ave., Hamilton. 6-11:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Food, kids activities, raffle. Live music Friday: the Yada Yadas, Saturday: 90 Proof Twang. 513-863-4963; facebook.com.

St. Bartholomew, 9375 Winton Road, Springfield Township. 6-11 p.m. Friday, 5-11 p.m. Saturday, 4-9 p.m. Sunday. 513-522-3680.

St. Dominic, 4551 Delhi Pike, Delhi Township. 7 p.m.-midnight Thursday, 5 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, 3-11 p.m. Sunday. Texas Hold ‘em tournament only on Thursday in O’Connor Hall. Friday is adults-only night with an admission of $5. 513-471-7741; facebook.com.

St. Margaret of York SMOY Fest, 9483 Columbia Road., Loveland. 6-1:30 p.m. Friday, 5-11:30 p.m. Saturday, 3-8 p.m. Sunday. Rides, food, kids games and more. 513-697-3100; smoyfest.org.

Weekend of Aug. 5-7

Holy Cross Immaculata, 30 Guido St., Mount Adams. 5 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, Casino tables both nights, food, beer, raffles, kids alley, silent auction and more. Live music Friday: Dukes Band. Saturday: Union Son. 513-721-6544. hciparish.org.

Casino games are popular at Holy Cross Immaculata's festival.

St. Aloysius Summer Festival, 3350 Chapel Road, Shandon. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. Featuring country chicken dinner. 513-738-1014; stalshandon.org.

St. John the Baptist, 5361 Dry Ridge Road, Colerain Township. 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, 5 p.m.-midnight Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Sunday. Raffles, chicken dinner on Sunday. Live music Friday: Gen X; Saturday: Naked Karate Girls. 513-385-8010. stjohnsdr.org.

St. John the Baptist, 509 Harrison Ave, Harrison. 6:30-11:30 p.m. Friday, 5-11:30 p.m. Saturday. Food, beer, kids zone, instants and more. Live music Friday: Brent James & Vintage Youth, Danny Frazier. Saturday: HiFi Honey, Matt Waters & the Recipe. 513-367-9086 ext. 214; stjb.net.

St, John the Evangelist Festival, 9080 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, West Chester. 6-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 4-8 p.m. Sunday. 513-777-6433; stjohndp.org.

St. Mary Church Pigfest, 3398 Ohio 125, Bethel. 4-8 p.m. Saturday. 513-734-4041.

Weekend of Aug. 12-14

Our Lady of the Visitation Visifest, 3172 South Road, Green Township. 6:30 p.m.-midnight Friday, 5 p.m.-midnight Saturday, 4-10 p.m. Sunday. Basket raffles, major award raffles, chicken dinner from 4-7 p.m. Sunday. 513-922-2056; olvisitation.org.

Sacred Heart, 400 Nilles Road, Fairfield. 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, 5 p.m.-midnight Saturday, 3-9 p.m. Sunday. Food, live music, raffles and more. Live music Friday: Naked Karate Girls. Saturday: DV8. Sunday: Michelle Robinson Band. 513-858-4210; sacredheart-fairfield.org.

High energy band DV8 play a number of festivals this summer.

St. Joseph, 2470 Lorraine Court, Crescent Springs. 6 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, 3-9 p.m. Sunday. 859-341-6609; facebook.com.

St. Mary of the Assumption, 8246 E. Main St., Alexandria. 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, 5-11 p.m. Saturday. 859-635-4188.

St. Maximilian Kolbe Mini Festival, 5720 Hamilton Mason Road, Liberty Township. 5:30-11 p.m. Saturday. Food and games, basket raffle, silent auction, wine pull and more. 513-777-4322; saint-max.org.

St. Paul, 9188 N. Dearborn Road, Guilford. Chicken dinner on Sunday, raffles, beer garden, kiddie land. Pork loin dinner on Saturday. Live music Saturday by Misty Creek. allsaintscatholic.net.

Weekend of Aug. 19-21

St. Bernadette Festival, 1479 Locust Lake Road, Amelia. 6 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Sunday. 513-753-5566.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 5900 Buckwheat Road, Milford. 6-11 p.m. Friday, 6-11:30 p.m. Saturday, 1-8 p.m. Sunday. 513-575-0119.

St. Mary Funfest, 2853 Erie Ave., Hyde Park. 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, 5 p.m.-midnight Saturday, 4-8 p.m. Sunday. 513-321-1207; smchp.com.

Weekend of Aug. 26-28

St. Ignatius Loyola IGGYFest, 5222 North Bend Road, Green Township. 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, 5 p.m.-midnight Saturday, 4-10 p.m. Sunday. Food, drinks, games, raffles, gambling, kids games and more. Live music Friday: Grace Scott Band. Saturday: DV8. Sunday: Dreamboat Annie. 513-661-6565; sainti.org.

Weekend of Sept. 2-5

Cincinnati Hispanic Festival at St. Boniface, 1750 Chase Ave., Northside. noon-10 p.m. Sunday. 513-277-0391 or 513-746-7944

Nativity of Our Lord, 5935 Pandora Ave., Pleasant Ridge. 6-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 5-10 p.m. Sunday. 513-531-3164.

St. Cecilia Labor Day Festival, 5313 Madison Pike, Independence. 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday, 4 p.m.-midnight Sunday, 1-10 p.m. Monday. Live music Saturday: 38 Special; Sunday: REO Survivor; Monday: Naked Karate Girls. Chicken Run/Walk on Saturday. Rides, raffles, chicken dinner on Monday and free Kona Ice from 1-2 p.m. Monday. 859-363-4311; stcfest.com.

Rock band 38 Special is the headlining act Saturday, Sept. 3 at St. Cecilia Labor Day Festival in Independence.

St. John Neumann, 12191 Mill Road, Springfield Township. 4-11 p.m. Saturday, 5-11 p.m. Sunday. 513-742-0953.

Weekend of Sept. 9-11

St. Barbara Rocktoberfest, 4042 Turkeyfoot Road, Erlanger. Friday-Sunday. 859-371-3100; stbarbaraky.org.

St. Clement Festival and Pig Roast, 4626 Vine St., St. Bernard. 7-11 p.m. Friday, 3-11 p.m. Saturday, 1-8 p.m. Sunday. 513-641-3176; stclementcincinnati.org.

St, Saviour, 4136 Myrtle Ave., Deer Park. 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, 5 p.m.-midnight Saturday, 4-9 p.m. Sunday. Food, beer, live bands, games, rides, basket raffle, grand raffle, golf ball drop and more. 513-791-9004; facebook.com.

St. Susanna, 500 Reading Road, Mason. 5 p.m.-midnight Friday, 4 p.m.-midnight Saturday, 2-9 p.m. Sunday. Chicken and fish dinners served all weekend. Beer available with ID and wristband. 513-398-3821; stsusanna.org.

Weekend of Sept. 16-18

Our Lady of the Valley Septemberfest, Sts Peter and Paul Campus, 330 W. Vine St., Reading. 5-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Sunday. 513-554-1010.

St. Timothy Oktoberfest, 10272 State Route 42, Union. 6-11 p.m. Friday, 5:30 p.m.-midnight Saturday, 12:30-6 p.m. Sunday. saint-timothy.org.

Weekend of Sept. 23-25

St. Benedict, 338 E. 16th St., Covington. 5-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 859-743-0223.

St. Jude Oktoberfest, 5924 Bridgetown Ave., Green Township. 4 p.m.-midnight Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday. Features Sophie’s Angel Run 5K at 1 p.m. Sunday. 513-574-1230; sophiesangelrun.org.

St. William’s Rock the Hill Music Festival, 4108 W. Eighth St., West Price Hill. 5 p.m.-midnight Saturday. Ages 21-up. 513-921-0247.

Weekend of Oct. 7-8

Comboni Missionaries Taste of Mission, 1318 Nagel Road, Anderson Township. 3-7 p.m. Saturday. 513-474-4997; combonimissionaries.org/cincinnati.

Weekend of Nov. 11-13

St. Martin of Tours Martinfest, 3720 St. Martin’s Place, Cheviot. 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday. Ages 21-up only. 513-661-2000.

Weekend of Nov. 18-20

St. Boniface Thanksgiving Festival, 4305 Pitts St., Northside. Noon-6 p.m. Sunday. 513-541-1563