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West Fest Parade expands its route

Reminder: This week marks annual West Fest, a celebration of West Fargo

West Fest parade
Thousands of people jam Sheyenne Street for the parade Saturday during West Fest in West Fargo. David Samson / The Forum
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WEST FARGO — One of North Dakota's largest parades will return to West Fargo Saturday.
The Grand Parade begins at noon Saturday. The newly expanded route will start at Main Avenue W. and travel south on Sheyenne Street to 10th Avenue West.

West Fest has already officially and the culmination of the city's annual celebration will be on Saturday with a full day of events as well as the parade along northern Sheyenne Street.

This year’s theme, “Better than Ever" was voted on through social media, as it celebrates the event’s full return after changes in previous years from road construction and COVID-19.

The last Cruise Night of 2022 will be held from 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, at The Downtown Yards of Sheyenne. Cruise Night features a classic car show, food vendors and live music.

In addition to the parade, Saturday’s events will include a Craft and Vendor Show, Family Fun and street dance in the POW/MIA Plaza.


The week and West Fest will wrap up Sunday, Sept. 18, with West Fargo Park District’s Honkin’ Haulin’ Hands on Trucks from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Arena.

This event allows kids to get hands on experience with large trucks, construction and farming equipment.

West Fest parade
Thousands of people jam Sheyenne Street for the parade Saturday during West Fest in West Fargo. David Samson / The Forum
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Readers can reach West Fargo editor Wendy Reuer at wreuer@forumcomm.com or 701-241-5530 . Follow her on Twitter @ForumWendy .

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As the West Fargo editor, Wendy Reuer covers all things West Fargo for The Forum and oversees the production of the weekly Pioneer.
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