Driving the Dixie Tour

June 17, 2017, 2-8pm

Nostalgia buffs will again converge in Chicago’s south suburbs to take part in the Drivin' the Dixie Car Tour. This event, set for the 3rd Saturday of June each year, aims to raise awareness of the historic importance of Dixie Highway as well as the towns and villages that emerged along its path.

On Saturday, June 17th, Momence will once again host the final destination for the Driving the Dixie Tour. The event will again be held at the Momence Park District's Island Park, and will include the Park District's season premier of Music in the Park. Our own Mick Porter and Mary Cantwell will perform from 6-8pm. In addition, the Downtown Business Alliance will be holding a Vendor Fair downtown on East Washington Street, and Community Garage Sales will be happening all over town.

This year's event will certainly have fun activities for all!

Driving the Dixie tour stops at Graham House


Cars parked at Island Park

Recent Events

Carolers performing at the Graham House
December 2nd

Christmas Gathering

This annual Holiday event features the downtown brimming with Holiday Cheer - with special guest Santa and his reindeer, camel rides, horse-drawn sleigh rides, craft shows, and lots more activities for young and old alike. Beautifully decorated store windows in the theme "Christmas Blessings" and the community Christmas Tree warmly welcome visitors to this Momence Holiday Tradition.

Bordertown Haunting Hayride
October 28th

Bordertown Hauntings

The annual downtown trick-or-treating event saw hundreds of visitors brave the cold in order to participate in activities such as cookie decorating, pumpkin decorating, and the haunted house.

Cruise Night on Washington Street
May - August

Cruise Nights

Washington Street Downtown once again came alive with antique and unique "Cool Cars under the Stars" throughout the summer. The public came out to browse, listen to the music, eat some great food, and take a chance on the split the pot drawings held at each event.


Auctioneer Bill Phelps

Annual Community Auction

Sunday, April 29th

Next up - Main Street's Annual Community Auction features a wide variety of items, including furniture, household items and decor, plants for your garden, and much more, which will be awarded to the highest bidder. Items for the auction can either be donated or consigned - so it's a great time to clean out your attic and basement. Auctioneers Bill Phelps and Danny Loftus from River Valley Auctions lead a professional auction - your chance to go home with treasures you didn't know you needed. So come on over to St. Pat's Gym for a day of fun!