8th Annual Oak Forest Fleadh

Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Oak Forest-Crestwood Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Oak Forest, will host the 8th Annual Oak Forest Fleadh (pronounced "flah") on Saturday, March 4, 2017 on Cicero Avenue between 151st Street and 159th Street. The Fleadh includes customer appreciation parties, a 5K run/walk, an open streets event (ride, blade, skate), a family parade, and a pub and restaurant open house. Please visit this site often for event information and updates!

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CNB Oak Forest Fleadh 5K

- 8:30 a.m.

Open Streets - 10 a.m.


After the 5K run/walk, children and adults are welcome to ride, walk or run a car-free Cicero Avenue from 151st Street to 156th Street as part of the Open Streets initiative. The event is free and does not require registration.

Family Parade - 11 a.m. 

The parade will kick off at 11 a.m. from 157th Street and travel along Cicero Avenue to 151st Street.  Families, businesses and community, school and religious groups are encouraged to participate in the parade. 

Pot O' Gold Raffle

Purchase a Pot O' Gold Raffle ticket for $20 for your chance to win the $1,500, $500 or $250. Seller of 1st prize winning ticket will receive $100.  The drawing will be held on March 4 and the winner will be announced on the Oak Forest Bowl float during the family parade at 11 a.m. Winner need not be present. To purchase a ticket, please contact the Oak Forest-Crestwood Area Chamber of Commerce at 708-687-4600.

  • $1,500 - Bob Myjak
  • $500 - Oak Forest Bowl
  • $250 - Lexi Shalati

Sponsorship Opportunities


Support the Fleadh by becoming a sponsor.  For more information, please email Kim Malecky Iles or call 708-687-4600.

Pub & Restaurant Open House


Visit our local venues throughout the day!

Parking


Free parking will be available all day and night in the Arbor Commuter Lot at the southwest corner of 159th Street and Oak Avenue – across from the Metra train station.

Law Enforcement


Throughout the event, alcohol will only be permitted inside designated areas such as beer tents, beer gardens, pubs, and restaurants.  The city's public intoxication and open containers ordinances will be strictly enforced.  

Street Closures


Cicero Avenue, from 151st Street to 159th Street, will be closed 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.  The city's Emergency Management Agency will allow local traffic to get through the adjacent neighborhoods between 147th Street and 151st Street. It will redirect non-local traffic down 147th Street to Pulaski Road.  

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