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Fall on the Green returns for 25th year

From staff reports

Although last year’s event was called off because of the pandemic, the Village of Oak Lawn is bringing back Fall on the Green this weekend.

This year’s version will be the 25th year for the popular outdoor festival held Friday to Sunday at the Village Green at 95th Street and Cook Avenue.

Festival hours are 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Sept. 10; 11 a.m. to midnight on Saturday, Sept. 11; and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

Admission is free. Pets are not allowed.

Free parking will be available at the Oak Lawn Metra Station parking tower at 95th Street and Museum Drive. A free shuttle bus courtesy of the Village of Oak Lawn will leave every quarter hour beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Board the bus next to the train station parking tower.

Fall on the Green’s Food Court this year will feature a wide selection as well as soft drinks. Vendors are expected to include: Bo’s Concessions, Big Joe’s Backyard BBQ, Genoa’s, Good Humor Ice Cream, Gourmet Delights, JS Concessions, K9 for Veterans/Paws Illinois, Lucky Burrito, Nothing Bundt Cakes, O’Brian’s, Palermo’s and Zacarelli’s.

Lakeshore Beverage will operate a beer tent for your favorite domestic, microbrews and wine. Guests can watch college and pro football games on a big screen TV and enjoy live music.

Prime Time Racing, Interactive Style Racing, a three-lane hard slide, and Foot Darts are among the children’s activities. The Live Like Abby Foundation, which raises donations for pediatric brain cancer research and is an arm of the John McNicholas Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, will conduct the children’s events this year. Live Like Abby hours are noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 and Sunday, September 12. Featured children’s activities include face painting, a balloon twister, fun games and more. A special magic show just for kids starts at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10. The Live Like Abby tent is located on the south end of Raymond Avenue.

New this year, Art in the Yard will be located adjacent to Library Drive will feature local artists and their work.

The music is non-stop at Fall on the Green. Bands will perform in the beer garden and the Oak Lawn Bank and Trust Main Stage. This year’s lineup includes Liam Durkin Band, Pat Egan and the Heavy Hearts, Rev Dog, Salted Coffee Band, Without U2, Big Richard & the Energy, Centerfold, Cowboy Jukebox, Rocks Off, Coax and Folks, Motel Breakfast, Full Volume, The Walk-Ins and The Dead Bolts. The winner of the Sunday Concert Teen Showcase, the Vibe Dealers, will perform on Sunday at 11 a.m.

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