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Farmers Market | Music in the Junction w/ The Rivieras

May 2 @ 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Baskets of vegetables for sale at a farmers market

Valley Junction Farmers Market


100-300 Blocks of 5th Street

The Valley Junction Farmers Market is home to over 80 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts, and prepared foods. Join your friends and neighbors in the 100 – 300 blocks of 5th Street from 4:00 – 8:00 pm every Thursday, May – September.

Where will my favorite vendor be located?

Where can I get help?
Guest services are available at the Historic Valley Junction Foundation Office, 137 5th Street.  At our office, you can:

  • Get help finding your favorite store or vendor
  • Purchase Valley Junction merchandise

Music in the Junction


Railroad Park

Valley Junction is THE place to be in Central Iowa on Thursday nights through the end of September. The beverage garden in Railroad Park opens at 5:00 with live music at 6:00 pm.

The Rivieras

The Rivieras on a rooftop

The Rivieras is a high energy band playing 50s & 60s Rock n Roll. The band started on June 13, 2007 at Lake Robbins Ballroom in Woodward and has been gaining speed ever since. Steve Breese is the lead singer and plays bass guitar, Dave Brown sings and plays keyboards, Lenny Hudson sings and plays lead guitar, Terry Pohlman plays the drums and also sings. The Rivieras play with a very high level of punch and accuracy that is needed for this kind of Rock n Roll. All long time musicians from Iowa, they make the perfect combination to deliver great dance music for all types of dancers. Songs from Elvis Presley, Ritchie Valens, The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, The Beatles, Roy Orbison, The Coasters, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bobby Lewis, Bobby Darin, The Platters, Frank Sinatra, Brian Setzer’s “Rock This Town” and the list goes on. This band has one thing in mind, and that is to entertain all who comes out to listen, to make sure you have a good time and enjoy the evening. We’ll even entertain your special requests! We invite everyone to come out and spend an evening with The Rivieras. You won’t be disappointed!

Full schedule here

Interested in renting the VIP tent with shade, seating, and a personal beverage server? Email Bobbie for more information.

Getting Here

Here is the map link to our office in the heart of the Farmers Market.

Find driving routes and parking instructions.

Finding parking can be an issue on event days. If wanting to avoid parking congestion, or driving isn’t an option, there are two DART routes available which pick up and drop off near Fifth and Elm streets: the Ingersoll/Valley Junction Local Route 11 and the West Des Moines Loop Local Route 72. These routes will be redirected during Farmers Markets.


Available applications:



May 2
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM


100-300 Block of 5th St
5th St. & Railroad Park
Des Moines, IA United States
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Historic Valley Junction Foundation
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