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Festival Cinco de Mayo

About the Event

Historic Valley Junction Foundation presents our 16th Annual Festival Cinco de Mayo on Saturday, May 7, 2022 from Noon to 10:00 pm. Visitors are invited to enjoy Mexican foods, artwork, live music, dancing, and family activities.

Celebrating the Mexican heritage of many railroad workers during the establishment years of Valley Junction, this festival is an opportunity to recognize the Mexican community who helped James Jordan’s vision of bringing the railroad to the Des Moines area become a reality. In honor of our strong heritage, we will also present a proclamation and announcement of our Cinco de Mayo King and Queen.

12:00pm – Event begins – Vendors & Kids Zone Open
3:30pm – King and Queen Ceremony – Dennis Garcia & Lola Garcia-Myers, hosted by Kevin Trevillyan
4:00pm – Live music by Mariachis Los Aguilares
6:00pm – Live music by Guitarras ATM
8:00pm – Live music by Escencia Añeja


Saturday, May 7, 2022
12:00 PM – 10:00 PM


137 5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

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