Downtown Westfield Association returns with Party on the Patio


Westfield residents have the opportunity to explore downtown merchants at a free monthly event, Party on the Patio.

The summer/fall event is conducted by the Downtown Westfield Association and is in its fifth year. It takes place on the fourth Wednesday of each month from June to October.

From left, Teresa Skelton, who originally started Party on the Patio, is joined by Julia
Curry and Morgan Lewis at a past Party on the Patio event. (File photo)

“We get sponsors and it takes place in a downtown restaurant or downtown merchant who hosts,” DWA Assistant Colleene Quinn said.

The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Guest receive two complimentary adult beverages and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

“(DWA Executive Director) Teresa Skelton started it as just a fun, free community event to engage Westfield residents in the downtown area and just to come out and mingle with your friends and meet new neighbors,” Quinn said. “Just being a fun community event is the catalyst that started it.”

The June event was at The Italian House on Park. The July event was at Thrive Fit. The next Party on the Patio is scheduled for 5 p.m. Aug. 28 at Field Brewing, 303 E. Main St. Door prizes are available at each event with the drawing at approximately 7:15 p.m. Attendees don’t have to be present to win. Prizes vary depending on the sponsor. Live music is performed at each event.

The September Party on the Patio will be at Carpenter Realtors, 140 S. Cherry St., and the October event will be at Community First Bank, 707 Ind. 32.

“Getting people downtown was the beginning and why she started it,” Quinn said. “It’s become very popular and a lot of people do want to sponsor and host, so it has gotten easier to get the local merchants involved.”

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