Big Week (Aug. 11 – 17)

Monday, August 9, 2021 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

There’s a lot happening across Proviso Township this week. Here’s a small list of just some of what’s taking place in your neck of the woods. To submit items for inclusion in Big Week, email: [email protected].

Westchester Fest is Back

Westchester Fest is returning after a pandemic hiatus. The Fest will take place Aug. 13-15 in the parking lot of the newly purchased Village Hall building at 2305 Enterprise Drive in Westchester.

The fest will feature carnival rides, kids’ activities, games, a petting zoo, craft shows, foods and drinks.

Here’s a list of musical performances attendees can expect:

Friday, Aug. 13, 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

  • 4 p.m. | DJ variety music
  • 5 p.m. | 7th Heaven
  • 7:30 p.m. | The Redmond’s

Saturday, Aug. 14 | Noon to 10:30 p.m.

  • Noon | DJ variety music
  • 3 p.m. |  Steve Calabrese
  • 6 p.m. | Kicking Jimmy
  • 8:30 p.m. | Infinity
  • Dusk | Fireworks

Sunday, Aug. 15 | Noon to 10 p.m.

  • Noon | DJ variety music
  • 2:30 p.m. | Blind Reality
  • 4:45 p.m. | Vintage
  • 7:30 p.m. | R Gang

For more information on the Fest, visit:

Taste of Bellwood returns

The Taste of Bellwood will return after a pandemic pause last year. The Taste will take place Aug. 13-15, in front of Bellwood Village Hall, 3200 Washington Blvd. in Bellwood.

“We are planning a safe event that will feature tasty, affordable food for $3 or less, free parking, carnival rides, a beer and wine garden, and great entertainment in a safe, protected environment,” said Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey.

Admission is free. The Taste will also feature a car and bike show, and fireworks.

For more information about the Taste, contact Cynthia Eubanks at (708) 547-3500 (Ext. 1514) or email her at [email protected]. You can also contact Taushonia White-Taylor at (708) 547-3500 (Ext. 1102) or email her at [email protected].

Experience a bunch of fun in Maywood

The village of Maywood has events planned all week long. Here are a list of some of them:

  • Wine Down Wednesdays | Aug. 11, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at ReUse Depot, 30 Madison St. in Maywood
  • Movie in the Park | Aug. 12, Sundown, Winfield Scott Park, South Maywood Drive and 17th Avenue
  • Maywood Back to School Bash | Aug. 14, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Central Park, 921 S. 9th Ave. in Maywood

Rock of Ages to host Health Promotion Community Fair 

On Saturday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the parking lot on 12th and Madison in Maywood, Rock of Ages Baptist Church, along with AgeOptions, Loyola and COVID Equity Response Collaborative Loyola (CERCLE) will host a Health Promotion Community Fair. Free blood pressure checks, mobile vaccines, healthy snacks, book bags and more.

CONTACT: [email protected]


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