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The annual warm-weather festivals in Homewood and Flossmoor were canceled this year because of the pandemic, but Porch Fest, a music event on Saturday hosted by six central Homewood families, seemed to help fill the gap left by the big events.

While local musicians performed on porches, residents gathered on lawns under favorable festival conditions, with sunny skies and temperatures in the vicinity of 80 degrees.

Kids took the opportunity to frolic, throw Frisbees and turn cartwheels.

Organizers Anne Bailey and Annie Lawrence planned for a walkable route, but some decided getting . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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