Sheyenne High School marching band with 2019 West Fest logo

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Children line up for the West Fest Children's Fun Run

West Fest Community Celebration

West Fest, the annual fall celebration that brings thousands of visitors to downtown West Fargo, is set to bring the Wild, Wild West to the City of West Fargo Saturday, Sept. 21-Sunday, Sept. 22. The events kick off Saturday morning with a full day of activity downtown from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and ends Sunday with a fly-in event at the West Fargo Municipal Airport.

A caricature artist creates a caricature for a child at Family Fun.

With a theme of Wild, Wild West, picked by the public, the celebration will showcases the excitement in West Fargo as the downtown area continues to revitalize and the major Sheyenne Street renovation on the south side wraps up.

Residents are encouraged to plan for a day downtown Saturday. Activities on Sheyenne Street before the noon Grand Parade include a soleMOTION Children Fun Run, 5k and 10k, softball tournament, Penny and Pals performance and a drum-off between the West Fargo High School marching band and the Sheyenne High School marching band.

The community cheers on the NDSU Bison on the big screen of the POW/MIA Plaza.

The POW/MIA Plaza will host a Fargo FitLife boot camp session in the morning, the NDSU Bison versus UC Davis game in the afternoon and a dance featuring The White Keys from 6 to 9 p.m. A Craft and Vendor Show will be held in the south parking lot of Pioneer Place (308 Sheyenne St.) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Family Fun, from 2 to 4:30 p.m., will be spread out throughout downtown with bouncy houses and a magician on the west lawn of Blessed Sacrament, and caricaturists, balloon artists, face painters, West Fargo Public Library, and other community organizations in the Pioneer Place parking lot. The West Fargo Police Department, Safe Kids Fargo/Moorhead and the West Fargo Hockey Association will also be parked on Sheyenne Street north of Fourth Avenue W. for children to interact with and chalk will be available to decorate Sheyenne Street.

Crowds cheer on the band during the West Fest Street Dance.

Also Saturday, Blessed Sacrament will host a pancake breakfast and a food court will be available on the east side of Fourth Avenue W. from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with eight different food options. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 22, the West Fargo Municipal Airport will host a fly-in with food trucks, free Young Eagles rides for children and airplane rides for all.

For more details about the event and a full schedule, visit www.westfargond.gov/westfest.

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Full Schedule:


SATURDAY, SEPT. 21, 2019

Blessed Sacrament Pancake Feed

7:30 - 10:30 a.m. | Blessed Sacrament Church (210 Fifth Ave. W)

Coed Softball Tournament

9 a.m.- 4 p.m. | Elmwood Park South (500 13th Ave. W.)


soleMOTION Packet Pickup and Onsite Registration

7:30 - 8:45 a.m. | Sheyenne Street & Second Avenue W. intersection


soleMOTION Children's Fun Run

9 - 10 a.m. | Starts at Sheyenne Street & Second Avenue W. intersection


soleMOTION 5k and 10k Runs

9:10 - 10:30 a.m. | Starts at Sheyenne Street & Second Avenue W. intersection


Fargo FitLife Boot Camp

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. | POW/MIA Plaza (400 Sheyenne St.)


West Fest Food Court

10 a.m. - 9 p.m. | Sheyenne Street & Fourth Avenue W. intersection


Craft and Vendor Show

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Pioneer Place South Parking Lot (308 Sheyenne St.)


Penny & Pals Concert

10:30 - 11:15 a.m. | Grandstand (322 Sheyenne St.)


Packer/Mustang Band Jam & Drum-Off

11:15 -11:45 a.m. | Sheyenne Street & POW/MIA Plaza (400 Sheyenne St.)


Parade

12 - 2 p.m. | Sheyenne Street from Second Avenue W. to 10th Avenue W.


Family Fun

2 - 4:30 p.m. | Sheyenne Street from Third Avenue W. to Fourth Avenue W. & Blessed Sacrament west lawn (210 Fifth Ave. W.)


NDSU Plaza Party with Game on Big Screen

2:30 - 5:30 p.m. | POW/MIA Plaza (400 Sheyenne St.)


Street Dance featuring The White Keys

6 - 9 p.m. | POW/MIA Plaza (400 Sheyenne St.)


Sunday, Sept. 22

Fly-in/Drive-in West Fargo Airport Event

11 a.m. - 4 p.m. | West Fargo Municipal Airport (1040 19th Ave. NE, West Fargo)


Packer Backer Golf Scramble

11 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Maple River Golf Club (3666 163rd Ave SE, Mapleton)
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