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 Theme
1992
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West Fest 1 - West Fargo Community Days
1993
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West Fest 2 - West Fargo Community Days - West Fest
1994
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West Fest 3 - Year Of The Family
1995
Jeff and Erva Dahle
West Fest 4 - Family First
1996
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West Fest 5 - Building A Community Together
1997
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West Fest 6 - West Fargo - Taking A Closer Look
1998
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West Fest 7 - Let's Go West
1999
Florenz Bjornson
West Fest 8 - West Is Best
2000
Dr Bob Geston (Ginny)
West Fest 9 - Together We Grow
2001
Ken Hanson (Mary Jean)
West Fest 10 - Proud Past - Bright Future
2002
Chuck Cheney (Margaret)
West Fest 11 - City On The Grow - Excellence In Education
2003
Don and Betty Witham
West Fest 12 - City On The Grow - Building Quality Neighborhoods
2004
Rich Mattern (Jody)
West Fest 13 - City On The Grow - Explore West Fargo in 2004
2005
David Bruckner (Marilyn)
West Fest 14 - City On The Grow
2006
Wally and Mary Tintes
West Fest 15 - A City On The Grow - Showing Our Packer Pride
2007
Fred Selberg (Lavonne)
West Fest 16 - The City On The Grow - Proud to be an American City
2008
Larry Lubben (Sheila)
West Fest 17 - City On The Grow - Got Green!
2009
Goldie Houkom
West Fest 18 - We're Building For The Future
  Bob Alin
West Fest 19 - Investing In Our Future Through Youth Education
2011
Frank Lenzmeier (Darla)
West Fest 20 - Celebrate!
2012
Judy Lee
West Fest 21 - Come Home to West Fargo
2013
Louise Dardis
West Fest 22 - Remember the Past, Envision the Future
2014
Karen Huber
West Fest 23 - Hats Off to West Fargo - City of The Year!
2015
Arland and Verna Rasmussen
West Fest 24 - A Celebration of Seasons
2016 Roy and Carroll Schatschneider West Fest 25 - The Silver Edition