13th Annual Oak Forest Fleadh

Saturday, March 5, 2022

The Oak Forest-Crestwood Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Oak Forest, will host the 13th Annual Oak Forest Fleadh on Saturday, March 5, 2022. 

CNB Oak Forest Fleadh 5K

- 8:30 a.m.

There’s a new route taking you through the neighborhood and past Oak Forest landmarks, such as St. Damian Church, Oak Forest High School, Valley Kingdom Ministries, Ridge & Kerkstra schools.  The start/finish line is just steps away from Oak Forest Bowl, our pre- and post-race host.  As you race through town, you’ll see lots of green and lots of friendly faces cheering you on!  Special thanks to CNB Bank & Trust, our premier 5k sponsor, for helping us to put on a race to remember!

Family Parade - 11 a.m. 

The parade will kick off at 11 a.m. from 151st and Central Avenue with our grand marshal, Project Fire Buddies, leading the way! Bring the family, wear your green, and let’s have some fun!  Don’t forget a bag to grab all those goodies! 

Feeling lucky? Hunt for the hidden $1000 Golden Ticket provided by sponsor Kevin Szabo Jr. Plumbing along the parade route.  

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, $1,000 or $500. Seller of 1st prize winning ticket will receive $100.  The drawing will be held via Facebook Live on St. Patrick's Day. To purchase a ticket, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 708-687-4600.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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

Visit restaurants & bars after the parade

Our local restaurants & bars need our support more than ever.  Why not stop to enjoy some great food and beverages after the morning festivities!

Law Enforcement

The city's public intoxication and open containers ordinances will be strictly enforced.  

Street Closures

CNB Oak Forest Fleadh 5K
The new 5k route will run through local neighborhoods. The area most impacted is 149th to 156th streets from Long to Lacrosse avenues.  Street closures are from approximately 8:15 to 10 a.m. View the route

Please note: There will be no parking on the 5K route between 7 and 10 a.m.

Family Parade
Street closures from approximately 10:45 a.m. to noon. 
Central Avenue from 151st to 157th streets
151st Street from Hille Middle School to Central Avenue 

Thank you to our event sponsors!

Parade Grand Marshal - Project Fire Buddies

Fire Buddies logo

2021 Oak Forest Fleadh Photo Gallery

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