Westmont, Illinois -- Date Issued: April 28, 2022
Everyone is invited to Ty Warner Park in Westmont over Memorial Day weekend for the new Spring Fling Backyard BBQ event, hosted by the Westmont Lion’s Club, and the Race to the Flag 5K Fundraiser for the People’s Resource Center.
May 27-29, 2022Ty Warner Park
The Spring Fling Backyard BBQ hosted by the Westmont Lions Club is a free event complete with live music, food vendors, an amateur BBQ competition, commercial and craft vendors, and an all-ages carnival.
“Our Westmont Lion’s Club Memorial Day event has been updated to take on more of a local flavor,” said Spring Fling Coordinator Dan Buczkowski. “We made an extra effort to hire local bands, several of which have a direct connection to Westmont, and the Backyard BBQ Competition will provide an opportunity for all of our local grillers to show off their talent. This is a great event to kick-off all of the wonderful events we have in Westmont throughout the Summer. Be sure to come out Sunday night for our fireworks show.”
Information regarding entertainment, food, cook-off competition, carnival and more can be found on the event website.
SPRING FLING ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE
FRIDAY MAY 27, 20225:00-6:30 p.m. - WHOOSH - Reggae & Today’s Hits7:00-9:00 p.m. - SWAK - Classic Rock
SATURDAY MAY 28, 20222:00-4:00 p.m. - FLAT CATS - Swing-Jazz4:30-6:30 p.m. - THE SALTIES - Roots, Rock & Reggae7:00-9:00 p.m. - ANTHEM - Classic Rock & Beyond
SUNDAY MAY 29, 20222-4:00 p.m. - THE NOIZE - Rock & Today’s Hits4:30-6:30 p.m. - LUKE REPASS - The Blues & Blues Rock7-9:00 p.m. - WHISKEYFIST - Country & Country Rock
SPRING FLING CARNIVAL WRISTBAND SCHEDULE$30 ALL YOU CAN RIDE WRISTBAND SPECIALSSaturday, May 28, 1-5:30pm Sunday, May 28, 1-5:30pmSunday, May 30, 6-9:25pm* Regular carnival ticket prices at all other event times.
Sunday, May 29, 2022Ty Warner Park
The Race to the Flag 5K is a fundraiser hosted by the Westmont Park District and community volunteers. Proceeds from the event benefit the People's Resource Center (PRC), which has a facility in Westmont that helps area residents in need.
“This has been a great event for the community,” said Public Works Director Mike Ramsey, who has been a volunteer for the event since its inception over a decade ago. “I’m honored to have been part of such a worthwhile project and thankful for all of the great people I’ve worked with over the years.”
PRC helps area citizens in a variety of ways and provides basic needs such as food, shelter, and clothing assistance services. In addition, PRC provides job, computer, and literacy training programs as well as art empowerment classes for DuPage County residents.
For race information or to register for the race, please visit the Race to the Flag 5K website at racetotheflag.org.