Publicity Co-chairs:

Greg Bedan

Anna Roolf

2017 French Market event Flier

St. Joan of Arc French Market Press Release:

September 9, 2017

Noon – 10:00 p.m.

Featuring family entertainment and French cuisine, the 27th annual French Market will be held from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 9 on the grounds of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 4217 Central Avenue.

The free festival, which started as a Sunday afternoon family picnic, has evolved into a major neighborhood street fair with live bands, artisan booths, a raffle, children’s games and an array of French food.

Featured bands this year include The Julia Kahn Band from noon to 2:00 p.m., Midtown Mad Men from 2:15 to 4:15 p.m., French Axe from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. and Toy Factory from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Raffle prizes include $1000, two prizes of $500, an Apple watch, a European style scooter, a hand-crafted quilt made by the Quilter’s Guild of Indianapolis in honor of Pat Crossland, Colts tickets, and a man’s and a woman’s Electra Cruiser bicycle donated by Bike Line.

Food offerings include quiche, escargot, oysters, mussels, cheese and fruit, rotisserie chicken, Tarte Flambé white Alsacian pizza, beef bourguignon, Crawfish Etouffee, crab cakes, pommes frites and ratatouille.  French dip roast beef sandwiches, Chicken Provencal sandwiches and BBQ ribs will also be available.

Dessert offerings include beignets, cheesecake, cream puffs, éclairs, chocolate mousse and Madeleines.  A bake sale will add to the gourmet selections.

Dozens of artisans will be setting up booths adjacent to the church grounds selling artwork, jewelry, apparel and religious items.

The family festival also features children’s games and children’s food until 5:00 p.m.  A 5:30 p.m. Mass in French will be celebrated in the historic Meridian-Kessler church constructed in 1929.

For additional event information, please contact the parish office at (317)283-5508 or see the parish website at

No pets, please.