History of the Parade

West Fest is a favorite fall celebration for the whole Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo area. Thousands attend the parade on Sheyenne Street each year to watch as creatively decorated floats pass by. Events throughout the weekend bring together families and friends to celebrate our community.  
West Fargo has been celebrating West Fest since 1992 when the West Fargo Chamber of Commerce joined with local businesses and organizations and brought the whole surrounding community together. In 2011, the City of West Fargo took over the responsibility of coordinating West Fest after the 2010 merger of The West Fargo Chamber of Commerce into a regional organization called The Chamber. The City of West Fargo now looks forward to celebrating another year!
Band leading parade down street
Year
Grand Marshal
West Fest Themes
1992
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West Fargo Community Days
1993
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West Fargo Community Days - West Fest
1994
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Year Of The Family
1995
Jeff and Erva Dahle
Family First
1996
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Building A Community Together
1997
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West Fargo - Taking A Closer Look
1998
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Let's Go West
1999
Florenz Bjornson
West Is Best
2000
Dr Bob Geston (Ginny)
Together We Grow
2001
Ken Hanson (Mary Jean)
Proud Past - Bright Future
2002
Chuck Cheney (Margaret)
City On The Grow - Excellence In Education
2003
Don and Betty Witham
City On The Grow - Building Quality Neighborhoods
2004
Rich Mattern (Jody)
City On The Grow - Explore West Fargo in 2004
2005
David Bruckner (Marilyn)
City On The Grow
2006
Wally and Mary Tintes
A City On The Grow - Showing Our Packer Pride
2007
Fred Selberg (Lavonne)
The City On The Grow - Proud to be an American City
2008
Larry Lubben (Sheila)
City On The Grow - Got Green!
2009
Goldie Houkom
We're Building For The Future
2010 Bob Alin
Investing In Our Future Through Youth Education
2011
Frank Lenzmeier (Darla)
Celebrate!
2012
Judy Lee
Come Home to West Fargo
2013
Louise Dardis
Remember the Past, Envision the Future
2014
Karen Huber
Hats Off to West Fargo - City of The Year!
2015
Arland and Verna Rasmussen
A Celebration of Seasons
2016 Roy and Carroll Schatschneider The Silver Edition
2017 Alon Wieland My West Fargo
2018 Dr. David Flowers Redefining Tomorrow