Village of WestmontDate Issued: June 3, 2016
Westmont Special Events’ Westmont Cruisin’ Nights and Street Fair got off to a great start this year with about 250 cars and 2500 people in attendance. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever. The 13-week event will be held on Thursday nights from 5 to 9 p.m. in June, July and August in downtown Westmont on Cass Avenue.
“This event has tripled in size over the last few years,” says Kristina Kaniauskaite, Westmont Special Events Office Manager. “This year, we will have a lot of car clubs coming out, so we’re expecting to have another record-breaking year.”
Westmont Cruisin’ Nights & Street Fair provides fun for all ages. Each week, there will be live bands, food and business specials, kids activities, and of course, three blocks of Cool Cars On Cass.
Live music will be featured at various locations throughout the event on different nights. Locations will include 25 N. Cass, across from the Knights of Columbus, NEAT Kitchen + Bar at 2468 N. Cass, and J. Fleming’s Absolutely Delicious, 18 N. Cass. There will be a variety of kids activities including art project by No Corner Suns and the Westmont Public Library as well as kids face painting.
“We want to thank all of the volunteers who come out and make this happen each and every week,” says WSEC President John Chorney. “We always need more people, so if you’re interested in helping out, please contact our office at 630-829-9378.
Following is the schedule for 2016:
June 2 -- Summer’s Here - Clean’em Up & Bring’em OutBand: Gemini Dream
June 9 -- GM Night - Also, featuring Porsche CarsBand: Musician’s Workshop
June 16 -- Police Squad Car Superhero Night - All Cars WelcomeBand: Haf Bitten Moon
June 23 -- Muscle Cars, Hot Rods, Rat Rods & Dragsters - Featuring Midwest Hot RodsMusic at Absolutely Delicious
June 30 -- Chryslers, Camaros & MustangsBand: Claremont Drive
July 7 -- Bank of America Load the Lot Night (Taste of Westmont Weekend)DJ Big Bopper
July 14 -- Vettes, T-Birds, Jags & Luxury Sports Car NightBand: Bobby K. & Steve
July 21 -- Buicks, Olds, Lincolns, & Caddies - Featuring Japanese Car Clubs - Miata Club, Team_Nostagic Toyota ClubBand: Cadillac Casanovas
July 28 -- Fire Engines & Military Superhero Night - All Cars WelcomeBand: Mojo Blue
August 4 -- Imports & Orphans - Featuring The Chicagoland FIAT and Lancia ClubMusic at Absolutely Delicious
August 11 -- May the Fords Be With You - Fords, Trucks, Public Works & Farm MachineryBand: Henry JBC & The Soul Apostles
August 18 -- Motorcycles & Veterans Night - Featuring MG Car ClubBand: Cover Story
August 25 -- Summer’s Over end of Season PartyBand: The Flat Cats
For more information regarding Westmont Cruisin’ Nights and Street Fair, visit the Westmont Special Events website at www.WestmontEvents.com or call 630-829-8378. Also, be sure to like “Stanley Jamburger” on Facebook, which is the Westmont Special Events mascot, to get more event news, photos, and videos. Photos from the first week’s event can be found here:
Contact: Larry McIntyreVillage of Westmont Communications Director630-417-0280, firstname.lastname@example.org