Carnival rides, live entertainment part of parish’s annual festival

The annual carnival at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church is Jan. 27-29 at the new church site.

The 10th annual Our Lady of Grace Parish Festival-Carnival is Jan 27-29. The event has become a tradition for the parish as it continues to support its building fund.[quote_box_right]If You Go
What: Our Lady of Grace Parish Festival-Carnival
When: Jan. 27-29
Where: The Crossing, 18700 N. Saint Gabriel Way
Info: 520-568-4605,[/quote_box_right]

The new church was completed in February but is still being financed. This year is the first time the festival will be held at the new campus at The Crossing.

“There will be plenty of space for what we need, and this year there will be a lot of on-site parking,” parish spokesperson Patti Coutré said.

The cost of a carnival ride pass is $18 until the first day of the festival, when it goes up to $30. Advance tickets must be purchased at the parish office.

Tickets for the Grand Raffle are $5. The winner will receive $2,500. Second prize is $1,000, third is $500, fourth is $200 and fifth is $100. The drawing will be Jan. 29 at 8 p.m.

There will also be a gift basket raffle and a silent auction.

The festival starts Jan. 27 at 4 p.m. with an opening prayer, after which the Maricopa High School Marching Band will perform. Rides and vendor booths are open until 10:30 p.m.

Jan. 28, the hours are 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. The hours on Jan. 29 are from noon to 8 p.m.

Entertainment during the three-day event will include TL;DR, Fyrestorm Cheer, Laura Walsh, Cougar Hill, Heather Tyler, Corporate Lockdown Band, Ballet Folklorico and Eagleheart.

Not all GPS programs correctly locate the parish. To reach The Crossing, take Honeycutt Road east to Porter Road. Turn right and take Porter Road south to Adam’s Way. Turn left and take Adam’s Way east to Conner Drive and turn left. Conner becomes St. Michael’s Way and leads into the church property, which is at 18700 N. Saint Gabriel Way.

This story appears in the January issue of InMaricopa.