4th Annual Oak Forest Fleadh
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Hurrah! Hurrah! It's time to Fleadh!
The Oak Forest-Crestwood Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Oak Forest, will host the 4th Annual Oak Forest Fleadh (pronounced "flah") on Saturday, March 9 on Cicero Avenue between 151st Street and 159th Street. The Fleadh – Gaelic for "festival" – will include customer appreciation parties, a 5K race, an open bike ride, a family parade, and a pub and restaurant open house. Please visit this site often for event information and updates!
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Oak Forest Fleadh 5K - 8:30 a.m.
St. Damian Food Pantry Food Drive at the 5K
The shelves at the St. Damian Food Pantry start to go bare in March, which is why we are asking every registered runner to bring at least one non-perishable food item to the Fleadh 5K. In particular, the food pantry needs jelly, peanut butter, pasta sauce, and cereal. The food pantry benefits Oak Forest families in need. Thank you in advance for your support.
Open Bike Ride - 10 a.m.
After the 5K race, children and adults are welcome to ride, walk or run a car-free Cicero Avenue from 157th Street to 151st Street as part of the Active Transportation Alliance's (ATA) – Chicagoland's voice for better biking, walking and transit – Open Streets initiative. The event is free and does not require registration. Visit the ATA's tent just north of the viaduct at Waverly Avenue and Cicero Avenue for information about the season's bicycle rides and races as well as handouts, giveaways and activities.
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.
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Support the Fleadh by becoming a sponsor. For more information, please contact Kim Malecky Iles at 708-687-4600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Book a room at the Best Western Plus Chicago Southland for only $72.99, plus tax. .
Pub and Restaurant Open House Venues - 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.
The open house will take place from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.
MillerCoors Free Rides
The Miller Lite Free Rides program provides transportation open house participants so they can enjoy Miller Time, then enjoy a safe ride home. Since the beginning of the program, more than 3 million people have gotten home safely because of Miller Lite Free Rides.
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.
Public intoxication, open containers ordinance
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 - Master Map
Cicero Avenue, from 151st Street to 159th Street, will be closed from 8 a.m. to 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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