Parish Festivals & Picnics

July

San Juan Bautista Parish’s Hispanic Festival

San Juan Bautista Parish’s Hispanic Festival, July 24-27 on the parish grounds in Lancaster. Latino cuisine, music and art. Festival is 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, 6-11 p.m. Friday, and 4-11 p.m. Saturday. Visit www.LancasterHispanicFestival.com.

August

Holy Angels Parish Picnic, Kulpmont

Holy Angels Parish Picnic, Kulpmont, Aug. 2 from 5 p.m.-midnight, and Aug. 3 from 4 p.m.-midnight. Games, basket bonanza, bake sale and yard sale. Entertainment by Memory Lane on Friday from 7-11 p.m., and by The Shoreliners on Saturday from 7-11 p.m. Fireworks display Saturday at 10 p.m. $3,000 in cash prizes.

Annual Family Picnic of Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Catawissa

Annual Family Picnic of Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Catawissa (near Ideal Park), on the church grounds on Aug. 2 and 3 from 6-11 p.m. Entertainment by Double Talk (hits of the past and present) on Friday evening, and by The Mudflaps (reunion tour with original members) on Saturday evening. Ethnic foods, raffles, gift baskets, music and dancing.

St. Benedict the Abbot Summer Festival

St. Benedict the Abbot Summer Festival, Aug. 2-4 at 750 State Drive in Lebanon. Games, food, cash raffle, basket raffle, beer garden, Kiddie Land, live music and more.

St. Joseph Parish’s Italian Festival

St. Joseph Parish’s Italian Festival, Aug. 2-4 on the parish grounds in Berwick. Friday and Saturday from 4-9 p.m., Sunday from noon-9 p.m. Porkette, fireballs, meatballs, sausage, chicken and eggplant parmesan, burgers and hotdogs, halushki, potato pancakes, French fries, pizza, chicken fingers, ice cream, homemade baked goods and dried pasta. Fried dough on Friday and Saturday only. Pasta dinner on Sunday only. Adult beverage pavilion, live bands, games of change, kids’ games, and cash and basket raffles.

St. Mary's & St. Rita’s Picnic

St. Mary’s and St. Rita’s Picnic, for Immaculate Conception BVM Parish in Fairfield and St. Rita Parish in Blue Ridge Summit, Aug. 4 from 1-5:30 p.m. at Carroll Valley Park. The parishes will provide food and games for kids and adults.

Holy Spirit Parish Summer Festival

Holy Spirit Parish Summer Festival, “Aloha!” Aug. 9 and 10 from 5-10 p.m. on the parish grounds in Palmyra. Food, fun and fellowship the Hawaiian way, including a pig roast, ethnic food, drinks, kids’ games and music.

St. Patrick Parish Festival

St. Patrick Parish Festival, “The Land of Make Believe,” Aug. 9 and 10 from 5-10 p.m. at the parish grounds in Trevorton. Ethnic foods, games for children and adults, Bingo in the parish hall, theme baskets, cash raffles, cake & sweets raffle, big prize rip-off stand and live music nightly.

St. Joseph Parish Festival in Danville

St. Joseph Parish Festival in Danville, Aug. 17 starting at noon. Halupki, halushki, pierogis, potato pancakes, walking tacos, baked desserts and more. Kids’ games, face painting, bounce house, dunk tank, basket raffle, cash raffle and a lottery tree. Magic show with Brent Kessler at 2 p.m., and live music in the evening. Visit www.stjosephdanville.org or call 570-275-2512.

St. Catherine Labouré Parish’s Dinner on Derry Food Truck Fest

St. Catherine Labouré Parish’s Dinner on Derry Food Truck Fest, Aug. 18 from 1-6 p.m. on the parish grounds in Harrisburg. Slow cooked BBQ, cheesesteak sandwiches, pepperoni-stuffed pretzels, plus sweet treats including Farm Show milkshakes. Bingo, raffles, face painting, indoor mini-golf and carnival. See the entire list of food trucks (including menus) at www.sclhbg.org.

Annual Buchanan Valley Picnic at St. Ignatius Loyola Church

Annual Buchanan Valley Picnic at St. Ignatius Loyola Church, Orrtanna, Aug. 24 from noon until dusk, rain or shine. Home cooked family-style ham and chicken dinners, $11 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. Picnic has been a tradition for more than 175 years. Nestled in the quaint, and beautiful hills of Buchanan Valley, historically known for the capture of Mary Jemison in 1758 by the Indians, an old-fashioned picnic with games for children, drawings, Bingo, music and good food. For more information, contact the parish at 717-677-8012, stignatiusofloyola@hbgdiocese.org or www.stignatiusofloyola.org.