The VFW and the Auxiliary are proud to be very involved in the great community of West Fargo and putting on activities and events for all ages.
Community Events Calendar
Stay updated on all the Post’s community activities and events during the year.
A Memorial Day Service is held at the West Fargo VFW starting at 10:30 a.m. with a flag raising ceremony followed by a program at 11:00 a.m.
The VFW sponsors swimming at the new Veteran’s Memorial Pool all summer. The Post donates $15,000 each year to the West Fargo Park District to operate the pool. The Post also sponsors a summer program for handicapped children.
Annual Community Picnic
The Last Sunday each July is the annual Community Picnic held at Elmwood Park. Children games with prizes are conducted by the members. Bingo with prize money is held for the adults. It is always a good time to gather as a community and socialize. There is always enough games and activities for the children also.
The Post sponsors a Bike Rally from the VFW Club to the ND Veteran’s Home in Lisbon, ND, each July. Over 100 motorcycles travel to the Home with donations given and all proceeds are presented to the Home for special projects.
National Night Out
The Post and Auxiliary is a sponsor of National Night Out each August. The VFW Color Guard present the colors for the opening ceremony and the Auxiliary serves floats. Activities are held at Elmwood Park.
In September, the community comes together for “West Fest”, a celebration that starts with the VFW Color Guard and Auxiliary leading a parade down Sheyenne Street. It is considered the largest parade in the state of North Dakota with thousands of spectators.