Thursday, May 21, 2020

City events cancelled due to threats of coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed several more community events in Westland. Last week, city officials announced that several upcoming city-organized and sponsored events would not take place this year in accordance with Gov, Gretchen Whitmer's executive order restricting gatherings
“Governor Whitmer's six-phase plan to reopen Michigan's economy shows that restrictions on gathering size will not be lifted until Michigan enters the final phase, 'post pandemic',” commented Mayor William R. Wild.
“We don't know what the pandemic will look like this summer, but for the health and safety of members of the Westland community, we felt it necessary to make this tough decision.”
The list of events affected by this announcement includes the Memorial Day Parade scheduled for May 24; the Westland Craft Beer and Wine Festival scheduled for May 30; Relay for Life scheduled for June 6 and 7; the Splash Bash Community Gathering Outdoor Movie Night scheduled for June 23; the Smooth Summer Nights Concert Series scheduled for July 23 and Blues, Brews and BBQ which was planned for Aug. 7 and 8.
“We know our residents look forward to these wonderful community events every year and we are still hopeful we will be able to plan some special events for our community later in the season,” Wild concluded. 
For a complete list of Westland cancellations, closures and postponements, visit