Summer in WNY mean lawn fetes. The word fete means to celebrate or honor with a festival, a feast or elaborate entertainment, and in Buffalo and surrounding WNY it means you are going to have a FANTASTIC time with friends and family.

Other states don’t use the word. In fact you can pretty much guarantee that they are going to look at you like you are speaking toddler gibberish if you say lawn fete and no matter how long they live here, transplants will probably struggle with the term -- opting for carnival or fair or festival.

Looking over the "fete" schedule we know it is going to be hard for us to hit them all, even though we may try.... And since everyone seems to have their OWN lawn fete we are sure we missed a couple. So help us out and add them in the comments!

Here's a few to get you started:
Queen of Heaven
4220 Seneca Street
West Seneca, NY 14224

This year there will be a lot to do for the whole family with a fun Cruise Night theme for the evening. The Queen of Heaven carnival is on July 8-10. The sixth annual Super Cruz night kicks off the carnival and includes live music by the Bone Shakers in the beer tent, food, theme baskets, and a raffle on Thursday, July 7.

St. John The Baptist
2028 Sandridge Road
Alden, NY 14004

The festivities at St. John’s run from July 15 to the 17th and include food and games for the whole family.

St. John Vianney RCC
2950 Southwestern Blvd.
Orchard Park, NY 14127

The festivities begin on July 21 and end on July 24 and include children games, beer tent, gambling tent, food tend, and rides and giant midway. Plus Food Truck Rally - Chef's, Lloyd's Taffy's BBQ, Pizza, Fried Dough, Kettlecorn, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers & Nachos.
Country Music with Eric VanHouten and 90 West heading from Jam in the Valley.

St. Mary’s RCC
6919 Transit Rd.
Swormsville, NY 14050
The St. Mary’s lawn fete is on Friday, June 10 and includes children games, beer tent, gambling tent, and food tent.

Resurrection RCC
Union Road and Como Park Blvd
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
The festivities include children games, beer tent, gambling tent, food tent, and a chicken BBQ.

Our Lady of Victory RCC
767 Ridge Rd
Lackawanna, NY 14218

Our Lady of Victory lawn fete begins includes food and fun for everyone.

Annunciation RCC -- St. Mary’s 162nd Annual Picnic
7580 Clinton St.
Elma, NY 14059

There will be food and entertainment.

St. Gregory the Great Annual Great Race

St. Gregory Court
Williamsville, NY 14221

Good Shepherd Church
Tonawanda Creek Road North
Pendleton, NY

St. Christopher’s Summerfest 5K Run
August 5-7, 2016
2660 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Tonawanda, NY

Celebrating 28 years, the festival is back with rides, food, music and more.

Annual Hellenic Festival (ALREADY OVER in 2016)
Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation
146 West Utica, Buffalo, NY

St. John Vianney Annual Kickoff Run
Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 6:30pm
2950 Southwestern Blvd.
Orchard Park, NY

This 3-mile run kicks off the St. John Vianney Lawn Fete.

St. John Vianney Lawn Fete
which is July 21-24. The lawn fete includes a cruise night, live entertainment, food, fireworks, and more.

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Lawn Fete
20 French Road
Depew, NY

Saint John Paul II, Lake View
July 15, 16 & 17

The 2016 Saint John Paul II Lawn Fete will have Kids Activities, Games, Baskets, Raffles & Games of Chance. Food, pop, beer and wine will also be available. Music by Boys of Summer, The Jack MacDonald 9 & Dine Mini Golf Tournament, Music by The Diva Show Band, entertainment by the Lancaster Carnival Kids Steel Drum Band and a Chicken BBQ will also take place.