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Many family-friendly festivals, events and holiday celebrations take place throughout the year in Westmont. The village’s volunteer community involvement and effort has earned Westmont seven Governor’s Home Town Awards—more than any other community in Illinois.

One such event is Artists in the Park, a free event hosted by the Westmont Area Friends of the Arts (WAFOTA). Artists of all kinds—sculptors, painters, illustrators, jewelry-makers and more are on hand to sell their unique creations and answer questions. More information can be found at www.wafota.org.

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Classic car enthusiasts will enjoy Cruisin’ Nights. Thursday evenings in June, July and August, owners of vintage cars display their autos for the many car enthusiasts in attendance. A different model is featured each week, and highlights include Police Squad Car Night and the Fire & Military Vehicles presentation.

On Wednesdays from June through August, the Westmont Park District hosts Concerts in the Park. This music series is held at the award-winning Ty Warner Park; it is an ideal environment for spectators and musicians alike. The concerts are free and feature a wide range of music sure to appeal to all.

The Taste of Westmont draws in over 35,000 people every year, offering a weekend of fun and culinary delights for the entire family. A variety of vendors offer delicious cuisine from around the world, while an all-ages carnival and diverse musical lineups round out the festivities. On the closing night of the festival, the village pays tribute to longtime resident and blues legend Muddy Waters.

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Other community events include the annual Easter Egg Hunt, the Independence Day Celebration, the Red, White and Barbecue Festival, Westmont Oktoberfest, the Trick-or-Treat Trail, the Holly days Winter Festival and much more. For further information about any of these events, please call 630-829-WEST (9378) or visit www.westmont.il.gov and click on the “Special Events” link.

A significant cultural attraction is the William L. Gregg House Museum, which is home to the Westmont Historical Society. Constructed by Gregg in 1872, the museum is housed in a two-story Second Empire-style home that was built to showcase the product of the Excelsior Brick Company, which Gregg owned and operated. The house was placed on the Register of Historic Homes in 1976 and was transformed into a museum in 1981. The museum is dedicated to preserving and sharing Westmont’s history through displays, exhibits and programs. Open Sundays and Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m., admission is free and group tours are available during the week by appointment. It is located at 17 South Linden Avenue next to the Park District offices. More information can be obtained by calling 630-960-3392 or visiting www.wpd4fun.org/history.htm

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