Bring the family to the festival

Our Lady Queen of Peace hosting 5th annual Family Festival May 18 to 21

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  • Photo provided Old favorites like the Ferris wheel will be at the Our Lady Queen of Peace Family Festival.

Our Lady Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Parish is hosting its 5th annual Family Festival in the Highlands from Thursday, May 18, through Sunday, May 21, on the church grounds, 1911 Union Valley Road.

Parishioners, local businesses, and service organizations are working together to create four days of affordable family-centered fun designed to engage all generations.

There will be family-friendly rides like the Super Slide, Scrambler, Kiddies Coaster, and Fun House. Back by popular demand are the Ferris wheel, merry-go-round, swings, Tempest and bounce house.

Festival events will include games, food, music and Bingo.

“We invite all families in the community, Catholic or not, to enjoy an evening or a weekend sharing a great time together, said Father Michael Rodak, pastor of Our Lady Queen of Peace. "There is an activity or event to engage everyone, from tots to seniors. The festival will provide our community something exciting and fun to bring families together for a memorable weekend event.”

The festival leadership committee reviewed the success of the parish’s first four family festivals and added some new ideas and events to attract even more people.

According to the committee, “…great activities, rides, and food are essential for a successful festival, so we’ve brought back everything that was a hit and added new things to engage people of all ages, all weekend long. There will be a beer and wine garden, affordable food, Bingo, a White Elephant Sale, and more. With most activities and events inside or under tents, rain or shine, we are ready to go!”

Those wishing to sponsor, reserve a booth, volunteer, or learn more about the event should visit or call 973-728-8162.

It's all happening at the festivalThe Family Festival will be held:

Thursday, May 18, 6 to 9 p.m.

Friday, May 19, 6 to 10 p.m.

Saturday, May 20, 5 to 10 p.m.

Sunday, May 21, 1 to 5 p.m.

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