It is time for the 28th Annual GWACC Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Fling in downtown Westfield.

The event will once again be held on Central Avenue running from E. Broad to North Avenue and will include the parking lot across from the Post Office as well as the section of Lenox Avenue on Sunday, May 7  from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain or shine).

A fun filled day for all ages, the event will have many diverse food vendors as well as many merchandise vendors.  There will be a Kids Zone with rides and a multitude of fun activities to engage the young patrons for the entire day. And there will be a beer and wine café, courtesy of The Crossroads.  It is expected that entertainment will be provided by Valencia Music and the New Jersey Workshop of the Arts.

Be sure to arrive early and stay for the day.  Admission is free.

Central Avenue will be closed to traffic beginning at 6 a.m. from North Avenue to E. Broad Street.  Downtown residents on Central Avenue and Lenox are reminded to park in municipal lots, out of the Spring Fling area.

Please note, pets, skateboarding, bike riding 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 also 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, contact the GWACC, 908-233-3021, or visit and look for Street Fairs.

The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce

For over 75 years, the GWACC has been connecting commerce and community. The GWACC promotes the economic prosperity of businesses primarily in Clark, 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, and attend networking sessions that support the community.

The GWACC hosts five festivals each year: an inaugural Rock the Block in Clark; Spring Fling and FestiFall in Downtown Westfield; Garwood Rocks; and Summer FanJam in LaGrande Park in Fanwood.  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 and see what we’re all about. In addition, the Professional Women in Business Committee, the Young Professionals and the Health and Wellness Alliance organize networking events specifically are tailored to those industries and associations.

For more information about the GWACC, visit You can also call the office at 908-233-3021 Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The office is located at 212 Lenox Ave., Westfield, N.J. 07090