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Better Than Ever: West Fest tradition marches on

West Fargo's biggest community celebration was held in September

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The crowd watches a dance performance during the annual West Fest Parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in West Fargo.
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WEST FARGO — The week long celebration returned "Better than ever" along Sheyenne Street in September.

The annual celebration kicked off Thursday, Sept. 15 with the final 2022 Cruise Night and concluded Saturday, Sept. 17 with the annual parade a full slate of events across the city of West Fargo.
More than 100 organizations and floats line up for the grand march down Main Avenue West to 10 ½ Avenue West.

This year's slogan for West Fest was"Better than ever," a nod to the return of the celebration after a 2020 cancellation due to COVID-19.

Along with a full slate of events along Sheyenne Street, the West Fargo Municipal Airport hosted a fly-in and open house. A craft and vendor show was held at Sheyenne Street and Saturday evening concluded with a street dance at POW/MIA Plaza.

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A float for the City of West Fargo moves along Sheyenne Street during the annual West Fest Parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in West Fargo.
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The float for Western State Bank moves along Sheyenne Street during the annual West Fest Parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in West Fargo.
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The Reign dance group waves to the crowd during the annual West Fest Parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in West Fargo.
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The West Fargo Exchange float moves along Sheyenne Street during the annual West Fest Parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in West Fargo.
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The Little Red Reading Bus for the West Fargo Library moves along Sheyenne Street during the annual West Fest Parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in West Fargo.
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The 188th Army Band marches along Sheyenne Street during the annual West Fest Parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in West Fargo.
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The community turns our for the annual West Fest Parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in West Fargo.
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The community turns our for the annual West Fest Parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in West Fargo.
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The community turns our for the annual West Fest Parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in West Fargo.
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The community turns our for the annual West Fest Parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in West Fargo.
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The community turns our for the annual West Fest Parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in West Fargo.
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Senator Judy Lee waves to the crowd during the annual West Fest Parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in West Fargo.
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West Fargo Mayor Bernie Dardis waves to the crowd along Sheyenne Street during the annual West Fest Parade on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in West Fargo.
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