Spring Special Events
Spring Palette Art Show 3/18/17
Now that warm weather and sunshine is here, it is time to CELEBRATE CREATIVITY! We are transforming the Gregg House Museum into an art gallery filled with color, texture, imagination and inspiration! Experience a palette of unique oil paintings, watercolor paintings, prints, pencil drawings, glass, sculpture and much more. All of the works of art showcase the talents of our very own local artists including the Westmont Park District’s Senior Art participants. There will be demonstrations, a raffle, and some treats. Meet and chat with over 40 talented artists. You may even find a home for an art piece as many of the artworks will be available for purchase. Let our annual show ignite your passion for art! If you wish to exhibit your art work, please call 630-969-8080x104. Gregg House Museum
Bites with the Bunny 4/15/17, 9:15am
Let’s have some Bunny fun as you begin your morning alongside your family eating a fabulous breakfast buffet. It’s all you can eat – muffins, bagels, granola bars, doughnut holes, and assorted cakes. Also, there will be fruit, milk, water, juice and coffee. Little hands will be busy when they decorate their own egg and color an Easter picture to try to win a prize. It all takes place in a warm and relaxed setting where children and adults come together to begin the holiday weekend. Take all the pictures you want with our special guest – the Easter Bunny! Then, it’s just a hop away to the Babe Ruth Field for the annual Easter Egg Hunt to collect eggs with candy and prizes. Don’t forget the camera. Doors open promptly at 9:15 a.m. You must pre-register. Hurry, this is a sell-out event! Children under age 2 are free. Administration Building
Easter Egg Hunt 4/15/17, 10:30am
Kids will have so much fun gathering eggs filled with candy and toys! It’s our traditional egg hunt, held behind the Community Center. Children will be divided into four age categories. Adults may accompany their 2-3 year olds and special needs children. 4-5 year olds, 6-7 year olds and 8-9 year olds must find the eggs on their own. If they collect a “golden egg” they get an extra prize. The Easter Bunny himself will there to greet you! Don’t forget your camera so you can take a picture in front of the new bunny house. Be prompt as we start on time.
FREE, No registration necessary. Westmont Community Center Little League Baseball Field
Sidewalk Art Contest 5/20/17, 11:00am -1:30pm
Express your creativity! Let’s color splash the sidewalk in front of the museum into a mosaic of designs. We’ll provide the chalk; you bring your ideas and drawing skills! No previous art experience required. This interactive art activity is a great way to enjoy the community atmosphere and show off your ingenious, creative side! Drawings will be judged and prizes awarded at 1:30 pm. Program is FREE, however, we ask that you pre- register by May 17. You can register the day of the program as long as space is available.
Gregg House Museum
Flying 4 Kids, 5/21/17, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Keep your eye to the sky in the month of May. The Westmont Park District will take part in the 6th annual Flying 4 Kids statewide kite fly in May to help promote the sport of kite flying. We will have the Chicago Kite Club come out to do demonstrations and show off their assortment of kites. At 1:00PM we will have the participants take part in the “Candy Drop,” which allows the kids to collect candy that falls from the kites. If you don’t have a kite, no problem, there will be opportunities at this event to make your own kite. Come on out and enjoy the lost art of kite flying. Concessions will be available to purchase.
Ty Warner Park
Red White & BBQ, May 26-28 2017
OVER $16,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded
3 Days of FREE live music
The Best BBQ vendors in the Midwest
All ages carnival (wristband specials)
$20 ALL You Can Ride Sat & Sun Noon to 4:00pm
Over 20,000 BBQ Fans will attend
Professional BBQ competition x2
Amateur BBQ competition
Craft and Commercial Vendors
And so much more...
Ty Warner Park