Families and friends come together in the seaside-town of Carpinteria to celebrate St. Joseph Church’s 59 Annual Festival. Opening Night is Friday, July 8, 2016: 5-11:00 PM and Saturday, July 9, 2016: Noon to 11:00 PM & Sunday, July 10, 2016, Noon to 9:00 PM.
FREE PARKING - FREE ADMISSION
Live entertainment includes Flamenco and folkloric dancers, live bands from many venues both English and Spanish. The festival this year will be opened by local Carpinteria band, The Rincons!
Traditional foods include Hamburgers, Hot-Dogs, Tacos, Enchiladas, BBQ Tri Tip and Chicken. Also included are the festival’s Mexican favorites along with other mouth watering food favorites such as French fries, home-style and large-portioned strawberry short cake, and always available family value meals. The Beer Garden provides wine and beer for adults. Other drinks available include sodas, Aguas Frescas, including Horchata and home-made lemonade and iced teas.
There will be plenty of rides for all ages. The large Ferris wheel provides views of the ocean and mountains surrounding Carpinteria. Surprise thriller rides are available for all thrill seekers, the popular Dime Pitch and other rides and amusements (fun house & family slide) can be enjoyed by all. There will be daily hourly Raffle drawings, Bingo and Loteria. The Grand Prize Raffle Drawings are for $2,000, $1000, $500, Grand Prize winners will be announced Sunday at 8:30 PM.
The festival is the main fundraiser for St. Joseph Church; it provides funds for the many ministries which meet the spiritual needs of the St. Joseph community throughout the year. Besides church ministries, Baptisms, Sacraments, Marriage Preparation, Prayer Groups, there are outreach ministries which include Prevention and Rescue, Citizenship Workshops, Literacy Classes and 12 Step Programs. There is a thriving and popular “Resale Shop” operating during the week, and a twice-a-month Food Distribution Support Ministry for people in need, including the working poor.