They just keep coming. Here are EVEN MORE festivals to take in this weekend.

Thursday, June 10, Christ Church Cathedral’s Strawberry Festival will utilize more than 300 volunteers and serve up an estimated six tons of strawberries and 17,000 shortcakes.

The Detholz from Chicago at last year’s Independent Music + Art Festival. They will be performing again at this year’s festival at the Harrison Center for the Arts June 12; 514-6787.Sponsored by Cathedral Women of Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral, the 39th Strawberry Festival takes place in front of the cathedral on Monument Circle (the rain date is June 11). From 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., church workers will ladle out “the works” — a popular combination of shortcake, vanilla ice cream, strawberries and whipped cream that sells for $5.

The shortcakes are in the style of large homemade biscuits, and any combination of ingredients in “the works” can be specially created. Entertainment begins at 11 a.m. and will include the music of the White River Jazz Band and the Murat Temple Banjo Band.

Large orders and carry-out orders are filled in the cathedral basement. In the event of rain, all orders will be filled in the basement. All proceeds from this fund-raiser go to community outreach programs at the local, state and global levels. 636-4577,

• The Italian Street Festival at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 520 Stevens St., features over 25 different Italian meats, pastas, salads and desserts, plus live music and dancing and games. June 11-12, 5-11 p.m.; there will be a colorful Italian Religious Procession at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday. More info: 636-4478.

• The Vintage Indiana Wine & Food Festival will pour more than 100 award-winning wines from 16 Indiana wineries. Wine is presented in 1-ounce samples, ranging from dry to sweet and white to red. Guests may purchase wine by the glass or bottle.

Live music will be provided by Indiana bands, including the Ann McWilliams Band, Dog Talk and Jennie DeVoe, cooking demonstrations and pairing suggestions will be offered and there will be a KidZone. Food vendors will sell items from some of Indianapolis’ top restaurants.

The festival will be held in Military Park, 201 S. Capitol Ave., June 12, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tickets are $16 advance, $19 at the gate, and $8 for designated drivers. Ages 6-20 are $5. Tickets are available at Marsh, or go to

• The 49th Talbott Street Art Fair is Central Indiana’s oldest continuous marketplace of the arts. Held on Talbott Street between 16th and 19th streets, the fair will showcase over 250 artists, 80 of which are new. Food and refreshments will be offered throughout the event. Admission is free. June 12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and June 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 283-7844.

• Independent Music + Art Festival 2004 at the Harrison Center for the Arts, 1505 N. Delaware St., will be held June 12, noon-11 p.m. Nineteen local, regional and national musicians and a goal of 20 fine artists from the Indianapolis metro area are showcased. The Harrison Center galleries will be open, and two artists will hold exhibit openings. Admission is free;, 924-1061.

• The Middle Eastern Festival will feature food, music, children’s games, dancing with Amin and the Sultans, vendor booths, silent auction and more. It is held at St. George Orthodox Church, 4020 N. Sherman Drive, June 11, 4-11 p.m. and June 12, noon-11 p.m. Admission is $3; children under 12 are free. Or, receive free admission with the advance purchase of 15 $1 food tickets. Call 547-9356 for more information or go to


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