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Cinco de Mayo Festival

May 4 @ 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Valley Junction Cinco de Mayo dancers

Historic Valley Junction Foundation presents our Annual Festival Cinco de Mayo on Saturday, May 4, 2024 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, there will be a proclamation by Mayor Russ Trimble and announcement of our Cinco de Mayo King and Queen.


12:00pm – Food trucks, beverage garden, and vendors open

12:00pm-5:00pm: Cinco de Mayo Media Gallery at 201 5th

1:00-3:00pm – Guitarras ATM (Mariachi)

3:00-3:30pm – Sacred Heart Dancers & Los Embajadores Hovenes Dancers

3:30pm: King & Queen Ceremony – Sam & Marlena Campero

4:00-5:00pm: Sacred Heart Dancers & Los Embajadores Hovenes Dancers

5:00-7:00pm: DJ Juve

8:00-10:00pm: Dietz Solis Band

A Historic Valley Junction Foundation event


For Vendors:

Food vendor application here

Souvenir/non-food vendor application here

Non-profit application here


Thank you to our sponsors:

greater iowa credit union blue on white background logo  West Des Moines logo  purple quantum fiber logo on white background

  Renewal by Andersen logo



May 4
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Historic Valley Junction Foundation


100-200 Blocks of 5th St
100-200 Blocks of 5th St
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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