Thursday, June 10, 2021

Westland sets upcoming post pandemic schedule of events

Last week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the lifting of health restrictions on outdoor events which can now proceed at 100 percent capacity. Indoor events will now be able to proceed at  50 capacity as the state has surpassed 8 million does of the COVID-19 vaccine since it became available in March.

Whitmer said that by July 1, only a few targeted guidelines to keep vulnerable populations safe would remain in effect. 

“Michigan is emerging from the once-in-a-century pandemic and gearing up to jumpstart the economy. The hope that we feel today is thanks to the millions of Michiganders who have gotten vaccinated to keep themselves, their families, and communities safe,” the governor said.

 “The City of Westland has worked hard to distribute vaccines to our residents and we are looking forward to hosting a slate of summer events which our community has long waited for,” commented Mayor William R. Wild.  He added that more than 15,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had been administered in Westland.

In light of the easing of the health precautions, Westland will host several community events during the summer months.

The  Park It “Outdoor Movie Night” community gathering is set for June 23 and the Corrado Park “Public Safety” community gathering  will take place July 21. The popular Blues, Brews and BBQ  event in the city will take place  Aug. 6 and 7 and the Smooth Summer Nights Concert Series is scheduled for Aug. 19 and 26.

For more information, call (734) 467-3200.