Get out your finest green duds and start brushing up on your Irish accent, the 4th annual Fleadh is coming.
On Saturday, March 9, the Oak Forest Fleadh kicks off bright and early, with fun flowing throughout the day, into the nighttime hours.
Get going in green at 8:30 a.m. with the Oak Forest Fleadh 5K, with the course taking runners through the city's 3rd District before reaching the finish line near 159th Street and Cicero Avenue.
Following the 5K, Active Transportation Alliance's Open Bike Ride wheels down Cicero Avenue, from 157th Street to 151st Street.
Then the Fleadh Family Parade steps off at 11 a.m. from the corner of 157th Street and Cicero Avenue. Space is still available to march in the parade; sign up on the city of Oak Forest's website. The deadline is Feb. 27!
Later in the afternoon, the restaurant open house kicks off at 5 p.m., with local pubs and eateries hosting open houses until the early morning hours. A list of participating restaurants can be found below.
- Beggars Pizza
- Blarney Stone Pub
- Marcotte's Bar and Grill
- Chicago Gaelic Park
- Oak Forest Bowl
- Oliver's Bar and Grill
- Cindy's Pub
- Tap's Pub
- Mrs. O'Brien's Pub
Be sure to check back Monday, Feb. 25, as Patch spotlights one restaurant per day, highlighting its specials for the Fleadh.