Nominate the Best Summer Festival in the Southland

Don't miss the opportunity to nominate what you feel is the BEST summer festival in your community or a surrounding town. It'll face off against others from the area for the title of the most-loved festival in the Southland.

Thanks for participating in Patch's Readers' Choice! Our nomination period is now over. Check back July 23, when live voting for your favorites begins!


The south suburbs are filled with a great variety of summer festivals. There's carnivals, food-centric events, concerts, arts fairs and more. 

Summer festivals are a great way to spend a day with the family outdoors, experience new art and culture or just do a little day drinking. 

So tell us—What's the best of the fests in the Southland? There's no doubt that we have a repertoire of options in Orland Park, , Oak ForestPalosChicago HeightsHomewood-FlossmoorEvergreen ParkOak LawnFrankfortNew Lenox and Mokena

Nominate your favorite festival by telling us in the comments. Here are a few examples, but they MUST BE NOMINATED to be included in the poll! As festivals are nominated, they'll be added to the list and bolded.

  • Frankfort Fall Festival
  • Oak Fest
  • Homewood Art and Garden Fair

We will accept nominations through July 9.

Donna July 07, 2012 at 03:33 PM
I like Tinley Park's CARIBBEAN BEACH BLOCK PARTY. Last year a band covering Heart music appeared that was the best. The female lead's voice was as profound as Ann Wilson's.
MAC July 08, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Tinley Park Caribbean Beach Block Party!
Eileen Bettenhausen July 09, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Old Canal days in Lockport
Chris Arnett July 09, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Irish Fest/Gaelic Fest at Gaelic Park.
HFMom July 09, 2012 at 08:43 PM
All are good, but Frankfort is the most varied, cleanest, and all over fun festival.


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