Oak Forest Fleadh

Oak Forest, IL

6th Annual Oak Forest Fleadh

Saturday, March 7, 2015
The Oak Forest-Crestwood Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Oak Forest, will host the 6th Annual Oak Forest Fleadh (pronounced "flah") on Saturday, March 7, 2015 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!

CNB Oak Forest Fleadh 5K - 8:30 a.m.
St. Damian Food Pantry Food Drive
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 CNB 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 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 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. 

Pot O' Gold Raffle
Purchase a Pot O' Gold Raffle ticket for $20 for your chance to win the grand prize of $2,500 or 2nd prize of $1,000. Only 500 tickets will be sold. The drawing will be held on March 7 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.

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 
Venues on Bus Route
Open House Hours: 5 p.m. - 3 a.m.
Bus Hours: 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. 
Download the bus route

Additional Venues 
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.

When & Where

Mar 5, 2016


7:30 AM

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