Western Days Festival
St. May Church in Griffith celebrates more than 40 years of Western Days Festival, Aug. 15-18 on the parish grounds. Admission and parking are free to Western Days. Event is from 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 15 and 16; from 3 to 11 p.m. Aug. 17 and 1 to 11 p.m. Aug. 18. Enjoy a Midway of Rides, food prepared by St. Mary parishioners, authentic Mexican food, from the grill, steak sandwiches, baby back ribs, pork chops, Italian sausage and more. Corn roast, baked potatoes, elephant ears and more. Chicken dinner is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at Hildebrandt Hall. Adult dinner $9, kids dinner $7. Win a car; 2013 Chevy Malibu LS for $1 a ticket. Bingo nightly in air-conditioned hall. Jar games, kids games, dunk tank, and more. Beer garden with nightly entertainment, Thursday, Jimmy Sarr Bank, Friday, Mr. Funnyman, Saturday, Wiseguys and Sunday, Nick Danger. St. Mary's own fireworks display on Sunday night at dusk.