Gathering on the Green Festival in Western Springs

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Outdoor ActivitiesSummer

The Western Springs Business Association (WSBA) is excited to announce their signature event, Gathering on the Green, is back this summer! Get ready for a fun-filled afternoon and evening of food, beverages, live music, entertainment, and activities for kids on the Tower Green. Meet friends and neighbors at the iconic Western Springs Water Tower on Friday, June 24 from 4:00 to 10pm. Keep reading for all the details, including how to get a discount on kids activity wristbands!

This article is sponsored by Western Springs Business Association.

Kids Activities at Gathering on the Green

There will be pony rides, a petting zoo, pop-a-shot basketball, dunk tank, airbrush tattoos, balloon artist, laser tag, face painting, a mega slide, rock climbing wall, and two bounce houses, so all different age groups are sure to have a great time. Please note that the majority of the kids activities will be from 4-8pm, with the mega slide, rock climbing wall, pop-a-shot, and bounce houses extended until 9pm.

All of the activities and attractions for kids are included in the wristband price of $15 per child ($5 for children 3 and under). You can buy discounted wristbands in advance for the price of $12 per child until Tuesday, June 21 at 5pm! Not only do you receive a discounted price, you can avoid the wristband line at the festival.

Then pick up your advance sale wristbands at Colonial Barber Shoppe in Western Springs at your convenience between 10am-5pm Wednesday through Friday the week of the festival. If you are not able to pick up your tickets during that time, stop by the volunteer tent the day of the event.

Local Food and Businesses

Local food and restaurant booths include Zaney Dogs, Beach Avenue BBQ, brats and hot dogs grilled by the Western Springs Fire Department, Domino’s Pizza, Yummy Halal Food, mini cupcakes and ice cream from Smallcakes, Tropical Sno, cotton candy from the Boy Scouts and more! Your family can enjoy a taste of Western Springs while relaxing at one of the picnic tables, conveniently located between the kids activities and food vendors. Enjoy beer and wine at the beer garden with tables and umbrellas. All food will be sold for cash; wine and beer will be available for purchase with tickets.

You can also stop by the tables of various member businesses and organizations for giveaways and to connect with others in the community.

Entertainment Schedule

Enjoy live entertainment for both kids and adults! Here is the full schedule:

4:00 – 4:45pm – Jaime the Magician

5:00 – 5:20pm – Trinity Irish Dancers

5:20 – 5:45pm – Allegro!!!

6:00 – 7:15pm – School of Rock

8:00 – 10:00pm – Headline Band: The Student Body

Thank you to the headline sponsors, Corsalus Financial, Heartland Bank & Trust Company and Comprehensive Family Dentistry of Western Springs, for supporting Gathering on the Green!

About the Western Springs Business Association
The mission of the WSBA is to promote and grow member businesses through community and collaboration. In addition to providing annual networking and educational events for members, WSBA is a non-profit which sponsors several community events throughout the year and awards an annual scholarship to local students selected by the organization. For further information visit www.westernspringsbusiness.com or email at whizba@westernspringsbusiness.com.

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