Special Events in Momence's Historic Downtown District

Community Auction - April 29th - 1pm start

"Cool Cars Under the Stars" Cruise Nights -2nd & 4th Tuesdays, May 22nd - August 28th - 5-8pm

Momence Farmers' Market

Momence Heritage Day - Saturday, June 9th - 12:30-5:30pm

Drivin' the Dixie - June 16th - 2-8pm

Downtown Beautification Day - August 3rd - 3pm (Rain date - August 4th - 9am)

81st Annual Momence Gladiolus Festival - August 8-12th

Annual Meeting TBA

Bordertown Hauntings - October 27th - noon-4pm

Annual Christmas Gathering - December 1st

Santa at the Cabin - Saturday, December 15th

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!