Autumn in the air

Oak Lawn held its annual Fall on the Green last Friday through Sunday, with the festival occupying the Village Green as well as the grounds of the Oak Lawn Public Library and Oak Lawn Village Hall. The feel of autumn was in the air, as the sweltering temperatures that had baked the area all summer abated, to be replaced by pleasant weather perfect for outdoor activities. Among the attractions at Fall on the Green were a carnival ride, climbing wall, mechanical bull, music and bath tub races. Children swarmed the playground and inflatable obstacle courses on the Village Green, and a Ferris wheel stood iconically at the corner of 95th Street and Raymond Avenue.

Sean Kelly, guitarist for The Opinions, plays the Foo Fighters’ “Everlong” during the band’s set on Saturday (photos clockwise from right).

Charlie Selke, 13, of Chicago’s Mount Greenwood community, ponders his next move while trying to scale the climbing wall. Maggie Ritter, 5, of Oak Lawn, gets a rainbow painted on her cheek.

Amy Blicharski, 9, of Oak Lawn, tries to maintain her balance in a waterball, an inflatable plastic sphere that floats in a pool of water.

Kylie Richards, 5, of Oak Lawn, happily descends one of several inflatable slides on the Green.