An expanded version of the West-fest Celebration begins Thursday with a full schedule of entertainment, a carnival and a fireworks "preview."

The three-day celebration will be held in two locations this year, with the traditional carnival setting up in Granger Park, 3500 S. 3600 West, and all other events at Centennial Park, 5400 W. 3100 South.The Westfest Parade will roll out of the Valley Fair Mall parking area at 10 a.m. Saturday en route to Granger Park.