It’s that time of year again! Spring has sprung, and it is time for the 21st Annual Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Fling. The event will be held on the streets of downtown Westfield on Sunday, the 3th of May, from 10a.m. until 5p.m.(rain or shine).
A fun-filled day for all ages, the event will have many diverse food vendors from the surrounding area, including many of the Westfield restaurants we all know and love. There will be a Kids Zone with rides and a multitude of fun activities to engage the young patrons for the entire day. Thanks to our primary sponsors Overlook Medical Center, Ray Catena &Northfield Bank the main stage will feature non-stop entertainment starting at 10 a.m. with live performances from Valencia Music, Mama’s Stew, Four Old Guys and Hoi Polloi. There will also be a Results Wellness Solutions demo, and a pie eating contest sponsored by Bovella’s Bakery.
Be sure to arrive early, as many vendors have giveaways during the first few hours. With 200 local merchants, 20 food booths and the stores of Westfield open for business as well, and an estimated 35,000 people filling the streets, it is sure to be a day abuzz with activity. Admission is free.
The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic on Sunday morning starting at 6 a.m.: East Broad Street from North Avenue to Central Avenue, Quimby Street, Elm Street from North Avenue to the Texaco Station, and Prospect Street from North Avenue to Ferris Place. Parking is prohibited on the streets in the Spring Fling area all day Sunday.
Downtown businesses in the area should advise employees to park in the South Avenue Train Station lot for the day. Downtown residents are reminded to park in municipal lots, out of the Spring Fling area.
Skateboarding, cycling and roller blading are prohibited in the Spring Fling area. This rule is for the safety of attendees of all ages. Spring Fling attendees are encouraged to park in the South Avenue train station parking lot. This will provide the closest parking to the activity area, with easy access to North Avenue through the convenient underpass at the Westfield Train Station.
For further information, please contact the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce, 908-233-3021, or visit www.springflingwestfield.com.
For over 60 years, the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC) has been connecting commerce and community. The GWACC promotes the economic prosperity of businesses primarily in Fanwood, Garwood, Mountainside, Scotch Plains and Westfield. It is the largest association of businesses and nonprofits in our area. Members include business owners, professionals, managers and operators. Membership cultivates the opportunity to build relationships, partner, make referrals, increase business, attend lunch and learns, and support the community.
The GWACC hosts three street fairs each year, two in Downtown Westfield and one in the center of Garwood. The chamber also operates the Westfield Farmers Market and runs the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) program. The GWACC monthly networking events — one in the early morning and one directly after work — serve as an opportunity for current members to network with each other regularly and for prospective members to come see what we're all about. In addition, the Professional Women’s Committee organizes networking events specifically tailored to women business owners, professionals, and entrepreneurs.
For more information about the GWACC, visit www.gwaccnj.com. You can also call the office at 908-233-3021 Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Our office is located on the 3rd floor of the Bank of America building at 173 Elm Street, Westfield, NJ 07090.
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