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West Fest returning to West Fargo in September; parade entries now open

West Fest returning Saturday, Sept. 18. Parade registration is now open.

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The Eventide float proceeds in the West Fest parade Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, on Sheyenne Street. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

WEST FARGO — What has become one of the largest community celebrations and parade in the state of North Dakota will return this year when West Fest kicks off the week of Sept. 13.

The city and West Fargo Events, the nonprofit that will manage the event for West Fargo is asking for community members and businesses to sign up for the parade now, with registration available online at https://www.westfargond.gov/1182/Parade-Registration .

The annual parade route which follows northern Sheyenne Street may have to be slightly modified this year, however said Communications Director Melissa Richard.

The parade route will be on Sheyenne Street between Fourth Avenue W. and 10 th Avenue W. to allow for construction progress to continue along the northern part of Sheyenne Street, but it will revert to the original parade route if construction progress allows.

“The City of West Fargo and our event management partners, West Fargo Events, continue to work diligently to offer great community events to our residents during reconstruction on Sheyenne Street,” said Mark Simmons, West Fargo City Commissioner and president of the West Fargo Events board of directors in a statement. “It is important to continue these community traditions, even while we deal with some temporary inconveniences.”

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The 2021 theme of West Fest will be “Our Heroes,” was chosen to honor all of the community members who went above and beyond in the last two years.

Parade maps will be published on www.westfargond.gov/WestFest and the Facebook event page.

On Saturday, Sept. 18, the day will also include craft and vendor show, family activities and street dance in the POW/MIA Plaza.

The community is invited to submit their events to add to the week’s schedule at https://www.westfargond.gov/1092/West-Fest-Community-Event-Submission .

For more information and updates, visit westfargond.gov/762/West-Fest The City of West Fargo and West Fargo Events will release updates and an alternative plan if COVID-19 conditions prohibit the event from safely occurring.

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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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