Formerly known as Harlem, Forest Park is a village located in Cook County, Illinois and is a suburb o Chicago. According to recent statistics, Forest Park has a population of 15.000 people and a small area of 2.4 square miles. The village bases its economy on two different businesses - Mohr Oil and Ferrara Pan Candy Co. If you plan to spend a few days in a small, intimate and quiet place, Forest Park should be the first options when you are in this area. And here are some attractions, too.
Top Attractions within Forest Park
Madison Street is the main street and is a strip filled with restaurants and bars. Apparently this is considered to be the best area to dine in the Chicago area. The most popular restaurants are Louie's Grill, Francesca Fiore and Cafe DeLuca.
Summerfest takes places annually on Madison Street of Forest Park. Between the last days of July and the early days of August, this festival celebrates the town and the summer through outdoor theater plays, live music performances and great food.
St. Bernardine Church is one of the catholic churches in the village and it has a historical importance for Forest Park because is the one of the first buildings raised here.
Oktoberfest is a beer celebration that is held each autumn in Forest Park and is inspired from the festival with the same name that takes places every autumn in Munich, Germany.
Rib-Fest is a cooking festival held in the middle of the nature where various cooks participate in an entertaining and fun cooking competition. The actual winners are always the locals of Forest Park who have the chance to test the food.
The Park District of Forest Park is a property of 15 acres with a park and an aquatic center, the best place to relax in Forest Park.