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Posted on: May 13, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Memorial Day Weekend Events - Red-White & BBQ Fest, Race to the Flag 5K & Parade

The entire community is invited to come to Ty Warner Park Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-24, to join in on all the fun for the annual festival and competition. The RWBBQ, which is hosted by the Westmont Lions Club, is the largest State-sanctioned BBQ competition in Illinois and one of the biggest in the Midwest. This year, the Lions plan to have their biggest year ever with a record number of BBQ competitors already signed up. The event features free live music, beer tent, an all-ages carnival, but of course, the highlight of the weekend is award-winning BBQ. For more info, please visit their website at

Also, the St. Jude Race To The Flag 5K will be held on Sunday, May 24. Since its inception, the Race To The Flag event has raised tens of thousands of dollars for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The Race To The Flag Committee is proud to be part of an event that raises money for such a worthy cause. To learn more about the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Race To The Flag 5K, visit their website at

The annual Memorial Day Parade will start at 10:30 a.m. on May 25 in downtown Westmont. The parade travels south on Cass through the downtown before heading east on Richmond Street and ending at Veterans Memorial Park, 75 E. Richmond. The village encourages the entire community to attend and show support for our veterans.

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