The area’s Catholic church festival season kicks off the first weekend in June.
Here’s your guide to upcoming events.
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June 2-4: Queen of Peace Festival, 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday, 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday, 2550 Millville Ave., Hamilton. Live music includes Amy Sailor Band (Friday), Furious George (Saturday), Moment 44 (Sunday). Jumbo Poker, High Stakes Poker, Major Raffle plus favorite festival food and the Flubs Mobile. Beer/craft beer, wine and frozen drinks available w/ID and wristband. 513-863-4344; queenofpeacechurch.net
June 9-11: St. Maximilian Kolbe Festival, 6p.m. to midnight Friday, 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday, 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, 5720 Hamilton-Mason Road, Liberty Twp. Entertainment, games, rides, baskets, silent auction, and a variety of food. Beer available w/ID and wristband. 513-777-4322; www.saint-max.org
June 23-25: Bishop Fenwick High School Festival, 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday, 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday, 4855 State Route 122, Franklin. Live bands, raffle, carnival rides, adult and kid games, plus festival food favorites. Sons of Italy Spaghetti Dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. (adults $8/children $4). Beer available w/ID and wristband. 513-423-0723; www.fenwickfalcons.org
June 23-24: Badin Festival, 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Marcum Park at 2nd and Dayton streets in downtown Hamilton. A new 5K Run at 9 a.m. Saturday. Register at BadinHS.org. A variety of festival food favorites. 513-863-3993; www.badinhs.org
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July 28-29: St. Ann 47th annual Family Fiesta Festival, 6 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, 6 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, 3064 Pleasant Ave., Hamilton. Live music Friday (Marquis 66) and Saturday (1 Mississippi); big raffle grand prize $4,000, 1st $1,500, 2nd $500, 3rd and 4th, $250; kids game area, poker, split the pot, merchants booth and more. Burgers, hot dogs, metts, brats, Italian sausage, fish sandwich, pizza, funnel cakes. Draft and craft beer available w/ID and wristband. 513-863-4963; www.saintanncc.com
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Aug. 6: St. Aloysius Summer Festival, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 3350 Chapel Road, Shandon. All-you-can-eat chicken dinner. Beer w/ID in restricted area. 513-738-1014; www.stalshandon.org
Aug. 4-6: St. John Family Festival, 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday, 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday, 9080 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, West Chester Twp. Giant basket bonanza, kids games and rides, poker, silent auction, live bands and more. Pulled pork, Italian sausage, corn on the cob, Saratoga chips, pizza, walking tacos, ice cream, baked desserts, funnel cakes. Beer, wine, frozen margaritas, frozen daiquiris w/ID and wristband. 513-777-6433; www.stjohnwc.org
Aug. 11-13: Sacred Heart Festival, 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday, 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, 400 Nilles Road, Fairfield. Kids games and rides, poker, live bands and more. Fish Fry (Friday); Chick-Fil-A Sandwich (Saturday); Pulled/Shaved Pork (Sunday); festival favorites throughout the weekend. Beer, frozen daiquiris, margaritas w/ID and wristband. 513-858-4210; www.sacredheart-fairfield.org
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Sept. 8-10: St. Susanna Festival, 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday, 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday, 500 Reading Road, Mason. Kids games and rides, poker, silent auctions, live bands and more. Chicken and fish dinners all weekend. Beer available w/ID and wristband. 513-398-3821; www.stsusanna.org
Sept. 23: St. Ann Oktoberfest, 6 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, 646 Clinton Ave., Hamilton. Live music, raffle, gift baskets, German merchandise and mug slide, kids games, facepainting, Kids Root Beer Garden. Authentic German food and handmade desserts. German and Domestic Bier in the Biergarten featuring Hamilton’s own Municipal Brew Works w/ID and wristband. 513-863-4963; www.saintanncc.com
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Nov. 5: St. Aloysius Fall Festival and Turkey Shoot, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, 3350 Chapel Road, Shandon. All-you-can-eat turkey dinner. Beer available w/ID. 513-738-1014; www.stalshandon.org
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