About Us


Our mission is to bring the Chester County community and our local parish together in a safe, family fun environment to welcome the Summer. 


This festival was reintroduced in 2007 after a 50 year absence from the community life of Downingtown. Restarted through the persistent and hard work of Downingtown mainstays Frank Manetta and Joe Cippolini (deceased), St. Jospeh parishioners and friends are happy to present this now annual event to bring smiles to the faces of children and adults alike. We extend our hand in friendship from the parish to the community. 

 With more 4,600 families and nearly 15,000 parishioners, St. Joseph is the largest parish in Chester County and the second-largest parish in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. It is one of the most vibrant and active Catholic communities on the Main Line. 

2019 Board of Directors

Pastor: Fr. Stephen Leva

Co-Chairs: Teri Jenkins, Jack Ousey

Treasurer: Kevin Jenkins

Secretary: Rotating Responsibility

Members-at-Large: Joan Angiulo, Chris Grove, Larry Grove, Dennis Calvey, Donna DiBerardinis, Dave McDonald, Nancy McFalls, Trish Reid

Honorary Past Chairs:  Frank Manetta, Bob Angiulo