202 S Union St
Olean, NY 14760
SATURDAY Noon – 10:00pm
SUNDAY 8am – 6:00 pm
Join us as we celebrate our second Festival as a BASILICA since Pope Francis’ historic designation in 2017. We are honored as a parish community to host the public on our grounds for 2 big days! Food, live entertainment, Children’s games and bounce houses, Irish Dancers, AOH Sunday Chicken BBQ, concessions, Raffle for $10,000 cash and much more! Look for I Got It games, pull tabs, theme basket raffles, and Sunday Music of Wild Rovers (traditional Irish music) and Souther Tier Swing Ban.
Of course, we will host tours of our historic Basilica frequently both days so you can see what the international community (and the Pope!) has recognized as unique and significant with our art and architecture. Four Masses that weekend; grand religious processions with bag pipes; historic, original 25-chime system in our tower will play in the background. This is a completely unique family event. Free Admission!
Sunday morning hours include an outdoor breakfast (breakfast sandwich, muffins, scones) with specialty coffees 8am-noon served by Perfect Blend from Cuba, NY. Both days serving: Giant muffins, scones, giant cookies/brownies, smoothies, Go-Go Balls.
Chicken BBQ starts at noon and is grilled on site by Ancient Order of Hibernians. The rest of our food concessions open at Noon. Raffle drawing for $15,000 in cash prizes including $10,000 grand prize winner will be at 5:30pm.
Saturday, June 9
Noon Blessing of Festival Grounds
4pm Vigil Mass in the Basilica
Basilica tours will run frequently during the festival.
Sunday, June 10
7:30 AM, 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM Mass in the Basilica
8:30AM-Noon Breakfast by Perfect Blend Coffee from Cuba,NY (Breakfast sandwich, giant muffins, scones, specialty coffee); Theme Baskets and Raffle Tickets booths open
Noon Corpus Christi Procession with Bagpipes
12:15 Food Concessions open
Noon till sell-out Ancient Order of Hibernians Chicken BBQ
12:30-2:00 PM Wild Rovers & Irish Dancers (Bandstand)
12:30 Basilica tours begin and run frequently til 5pm.
3:30 PM Theme Basket Raffle ends
5:30 PM $10,000 Raffle Drawing
For more information on this event please visit http://www.smaolean.org/annual-festival