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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!

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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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