The 96 Days of Summer in WNY mean church lawn fetes. The word fete means to celebrate or honor with a festival, a feast, or elaborate entertainment. I have lived in other  states and they don’t use the word. So it's some what unique to WNY.Looking over the "fete" schedule through August I have counted no less than 23! And I'm sure I've missed some! Here's a handy guide:

Queen of Heaven

4220 Seneca Street

West Seneca, NY 14224

This year will be the thirtieth carnival for the parish and there will be a lot to do for the whole family wit a fun Cruise Night theme for the evening. The Queen of Heaven carnival is on July 7th.

St. Vincent DePaul RCC

6411 Seneca St.

Springbrook, NY 14140

The St. Vincent DePaul RCC lawn fete is on July 15 and includes games of chance, a beer tent, food tent, bell jar tickets, and live entertainment.

St. John The Baptist

2028 Sandrich Rd.

Alden, NY 14004

The festivities at St. John’s run from July 15 to the 17th and include food and games for the whole family.

St. Leo the Great

885 Sweet Home Rd

Buffalo, NY 14226

St. Leo’s has a huge lawn fete that runs from July 29th to the 31 and includes food, fun, games and even a performance by Lance Diamond on Saturday night.

St. John Vianney RCC

2950 Southwestern Blvd.

Orchard Park, NY 14127

The festivities begin on July 22 and end on July 24 and include children games, beer tent, gambling tent, food tend, and rides and giant midway.

St. Mary’s RCC

6919 Transit Rd.

Swormsville, NY 14050

The St. Mary’s lawn fete is on July 24 and includes children games, beer tent, gambling tent, and food tent.

Resurrection RCC

Union Road and Como Park Blvd

Cheektowaga, NY 14225

The festivities run from August 5 to August 7 and includes children games, beer tent, gambling tent, food tent, and a chicken BBQ.

Our Lady of Victory RCC

767 Ridge Rd

Lackawanna, NY 14218

Our Lady of Victory lawn fete begins on August 6 and is over on August 7 and includes food and fun for everyone.

Annunciation RCC

7580 Clinton St.

Elma, NY 14059

The festivities run from August 19 to August 21 and their will be food and entertainment.

Contributing Author: Liz DiNardo

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