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
Jerry Buldak
The Evans Family
The Petrillo Family
The Polutnik Family
The Roarty Family
The Tansor-Blake Family
Dan and Katie Walsh

Courtyard Friend
The Barrett Family
Nancy and Mic Beebe
Kevin and Kathleen Buchar 
The Colpoys Glenn Family
Mike and Julie Dzamba
The Faford Family
The Farfan Family
The Fiske Family
Jen Greco
Ben and Jenny Hoban
Mike and Molly Hofmann
The Klucznik Family
The Knuckey Family
Russell and Kelly Lee
Elaine and Pat Lindia
Marc and Lindsey Milanowski 
The Patras Family
Ally and Dave Regnier
Siobhan Rice and Padraic Connolly
The Schlachter Family
The Schlegel Family
The Sears Family
Scott Sessa and Diane Sierens
The Stark Family
Karla and Brian Stearns
Ryan and Stephanie Stecz
Michelle Stevens
The Stull Family
The VanDegrift Family
The Van Fossen Wojak Family
The Wolf Family
Matt and Elizabeth Zakaras
The Vacek Family


Gate Friend
The Galiano Family
Janet Gallagher
The Lyons Family
The Maida Family
Mike and Linda Misetic
Chris Morrissey
Jillyn O’Shea
Barb Szczepanski
Steve and Meghan Tisch
Ken and Pat Woodhouse

Patron Friend


Thank you to our year long Block Sponsors!

2019 Sponsors.jpg