Signs of spring and Festirama seem to go hand-in-hand. This year is no different. As trees and flowers begin to show off their spring best, posters all around Sylvania announce the 43rd annual event to be held May 19-21 on the Saint Joseph Catholic Church campus, 5411 Main St.
The weekend event offers musical entertainment, food, a beer tent, bingo, a cash prize raffle, children’s activities, and carnival-style rides. There is a special small children’s section for rides and a game tent while the larger rides will be placed on the east campus parking lot.
Skittle Bots will entertain Friday from 8 to 11 pm, the Bridges will play Saturday from 7 to 11 pm, and Memorable Knights will be on hand on Sunday from noon to 6 pm. Barbecue chicken dinners will be prepared for dining in or pick-up at a designated drive-through station on Sunday.
Festival hours are Friday from 6 to 11 pm; Saturday, 4 to 11 pm; and Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm. Admission is $5 on Friday and Saturday at the gate. Children under 10 are admitted free. Sunday is Family Fun Day with free admission. All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Proceeds from the festival support parish programs and ministries. The 2023 Festirama Chairman Stephen Barry, and Co-chairman Tom Koesters are assisted by a teams of volunteers who are working together to ensure a memorable, family-friendly fun event.