St. Joseph Festival, Crescent Springs


School starts just a couple of weeks later, but if that’s not soon enough, St. Joseph may have the answer. With a flat, grassy area and two parking lots on the property, this parish strategically—and intentionally—positions the food, rides, and games to create a family-friendly event that doesn’t require being attached at the hip to everyone in your family. Want to play a few games while still keeping an eye on the little ones? Head to the lower lot area, where speed pitching, putt-putt, a dunk tank, and basketball hoops are set up (wee ones like the splashing of that dunk tank). Keen on adults-only fun? Head to the upper parking lot, where you’ll find pull-tabs, a poker table, Miller and Bud on draft, plus craft beer and wine booths. Meanwhile, the delightedly unsupervised “big kids” are given free reign in the grassy field just down the hill and behind the church. There they can take advantage of a starship-themed Gravitron ride, a towering slide, tweens wielding cans of colored hairspray, a rock climbing wall, a merry-go-round, and a food stand with enough caramel-coated, sprinkle-laden, turn-your-tongue-blue goodness to keep them on a sugar high to last the rest of the summer. Which, as we mentioned mom and dad, will be over soon. 2470 Lorraine Court, Crescent Springs,

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