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Parade on Saturday helps kick off two-day H-F Juneteenth Festival 

This year, the community's second annual Juneteenth Festival will be a two-event opening with a kick off with a parade at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 18, from downtown Flossmoor at Flossmoor Road and Sterling Avenue through the neighborhood ending at Parker Junior High School, 2810 School St. in Flossmoor.

A crowd gathers during the 2021 H-F Juneteenth Festival to watch members of the 40+ Double Dutch Club perform. The club will be back for an encore on Sunday. (Chronicle file photo)

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Winter events


  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.


  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.


  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at flossmoor.org.


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