Downtown Beautification

Each year in May, the community of Momence comes together to beautify our downtown district. Volunteers of all ages show up to plant flowers and hang the sponsored baskets on the walkbridge and downtown street corners.

Marilyn and Ann Ostrow planting at the Historical House

Marilyn and Ann Ostrow sprucing up the garden at the Graham Historic House & Museum.

Walkbridge flower baskets

The order form for your 2017 basket is now available online.

This year's flower baskets will be hung on the walkbridge to Island Park, as well as from the light poles in downtown Momence. Take a stroll through downtown and out to the walkbridge and enjoy the beauty!

Recent Events

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.

Auctioneer Bill Phelps
April 30th

Community Auction

The Annual Community Auction featured all kinds of treasures that were taken home by their new owners. Auctioneers Bill Phelps and Danny Loftus made sure of that!

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.


Santa and Mary Cantwell singing.

Christmas Gathering

Saturday, December 2nd

Next up - 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.