Bring the family to Oak Fest 2018 July 3-8 in Oak Forest and stay at the nearby and affordable Motel 6 Chicago Hotel at Alsip!

What is Oak Fest? It’s a carnival! It’s a bingo parlor! It’s a car show! It’s a 4th of July fireworks show! It’s all of the above and a whole lot more!

Grandma will enjoy the crafters booths, with lots of handmade things to buy. There will also be handouts, free gifts, coupons and other stuff! And she will love the daily bingo games! Dads will enjoy the bean bag tournament on Saturday, with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes. Each bean bag team will receive $20 in drink tickets. Then there is the annual car and bike show, from factory originals to crazy customs. If you want to enter you ride, come early for registration.

And bands: Oak Fest has lots of bands! 2nd Half, Infinity, The Millennials, The Flex Group, April’s Reign, the Boy Band Night, Fembot, Hairbanger’s Ball, Zinforgiven, Night Train, TNT Chicago, Dave Schmidt and the Blue Snouts, and Heart to Heartbreaker. There will be a carnival with every ride you can imagine, beer, food and lots of snacking items!

Oak Fest is located at 159th Street and Central Avenue in Oak Forest. Proceeds from Oak Fest go 100% for charity. For more information about tickets to various events, days and times, go online to and follow the prompts.

The Motel 6 Chicago Hotel at Alsip, just minutes away from the Tri-State Tollway and Oak Fest, features very affordable room rates, including special AAA and AARP discounts. Enjoy the free breakfast and fitness room. Free parking. Call the property direct at 708-371-5600.