The Chicago Tribune named BenFest "one of the Best Family Fests"! 

BenFest is a 3 day community event held in the courtyard and surrounding streets of St. Benedict Parish and School.  The event offers great exposure to residents of North Center, Roscoe Village and Lincoln Square.  When an entire square block is devoted to serving our neighborhood, there is always something that needs tending to, so we thank you for your consideration in supporting BenFest.  If you should have any questions, or you’re interested in being a part of this 3 day event, please contact Kelly Colpoys at kelly.colpoys@gmail.com.  Attendee demographic information can be found here.

Become our BenFest Friend...BFF!   In order for all families to receive the proper recognition, the deadline for becoming a BFF is July 1.  

  • Stage Friend - $500 donation – Includes 4 weekend admission passes to BenFest, 4 weekend wrist bands for kids’ activities, out of uniform passes (1 per child), BFF hospitality at BenFest and recognition of your support at the event. Become our stage friend by clicking here.

  • Courtyard Friend Family Pack - $250 donation - Includes 2 weekend admission passes to BenFest, 2 weekend wrist bands for kids’ activities, out of uniform passes (1 per child), BFF hospitality at BenFest and recognition of your support at the event. Become our courtyard friend (family pack) by clicking here.

  • Courtyard Friend Parishioner Pack - $250 donation - Includes 2 weekend admission passes to BenFest, 4 drink tickets, BFF hospitality at BenFest and recognition of your support at the event. Become our courtyard friend (parishioner pack) by clicking here.

  • Gate Friend - $100 donation - Includes 2 weekend admission passes to BenFest, 2 drink tickets and recognition of your support at the event. Become our gate friend by clicking here.

  • Patron Friend - $50 donation - Includes 2 weekend admission passes to BenFest and recognition of your support at the event. Become our patron friend by clicking here.


Thank you to our BFFs!

Stage Friend
The Balzarini Family
The Evans Family
The Polutnik Family

Courtyard Friend
The Barrett Family

Kevin and Kathleen Buchar 

Marc and Lindsey Milanowski 
The Van Fossen Wojak Family
Scott Sessa and Diane Sierens

Ryan and Stephanie Stecz

Michelle Stevens

The Wolf Family

Matt and Elizabeth Zakaras

Gate Friend
Janet Gallagher

Patron Friend


Thank you to our year long Block Sponsors!

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