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Residents and visitors to the area delight in the array of exciting events held in the Oak Forest-Crestwood community.

The Oak Forest-Crestwood Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Oak Forest, hosts the Annual Oak Forest Fleadh (pronounced flah) every year in March. The Fleadh – Gaelic for festival – includes customer appreciation celebrations, a 5K competitive run, an open bike ride, a family parade and Pub and Restaurant Open House. This event will take place on Cicero Avenue between 151st and 159th Street. The Oak Forest Fleadh showcases the spirit of our community, promotes our local businesses and brings many new people to our area.

Over the Memorial Day weekend, make a stop at Oak Forest’s Chicago Gaelic Park for the annual Irish Fest. This exciting event features a variety of entertainment, including Irish music, theatrical performances, cultural workshops, contests and a full carnival, plus plenty of food and beverages. Each year, a portion of the proceeds is donated to a worthy cause.

The Oak Fest Commission hosts the Annual Oak Fest over the 4th of July holiday. Oak Fest is a not-for-profit organization whose sole purpose is to raise money for Oak Forest groups and to highlight its businesses. Each year the annual festival centers around the July 4th holiday featuring local musical acts nightly as well as a carnival, food and drink, a car show, a 5K run, games and activities. The event also offers the best fireworks show in Chicagoland on the 4th of July. And as always, admission is free!

Crestwood Fest is a further summertime favorite in the area. Held in August at Caesar Park, the fest offers guests main stage entertainment, arts & crafts vendors, an assortment of children’s activities, food, a car and bike show and fireworks. Admission to Crestwood Fest is free.

Crestwood also hosts the exciting Windy City ThunderBolts, a professional minor league baseball team. Fans of the Great American Pastime pile into Standard Bank Stadium to cheer on their ‘Bolts at nearly 50 home games during the team’s May-September season. A variety of promotions are held in conjunction with the home games including: 2-for-1 Tuesdays; $1.00 hot dog and soda Wednesdays; fireworks on Saturdays; and various themed nights.

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