Virtual Museum

It's All About The People, The Cultures, and The Cuisines

Taste of the Junction Inc. continues beyond the Annual Multicultural Festival and desires to have a greater reach throughout the year. Celebrating the culture through music, Jazzin’ In the Junction has provided evenings of local musician’s performances bringing people from miles around to the Historic Valley Junction area. Honoring the families and community promotes economic growth and literacy. 

Labor Day Weekend 

Friday Sept 2  
The Junction Speaks
Raccoon River Nature Lodge 5pm -8pm
2500 Grand Ave, West Des Moines

 History  Storytelling Slideshow Presentations Live Jazz & Refreshments
Free Open to Public

Saturday 2pm-10pm
Multicultural Festival
Historic Valley Junction 5th & Railroad
West Des Moines

Live Music Food Trucks Ice Cold Beverages Art Craft Vendors & More 
Fun for the Whole Family Bring Your Lawn Chairs and Your Dancing Shoes!


Multicultural Festival Partners

 Platinum Sponsor

 Gold Sponsors

Polk County Board Of Supervisors
Angela Connolly
Matt McCoy

Silver Sponsors

Human Rights Commission 

Barbara McIntyre-Plecas Trust

Community Sponsors

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Hear the history of Valley Junction that you won't find written in a history book. Open Mic Storytelling, Pictures, Presentation, and Videos

Labor Day Weekend the people who LIVE, WORK, OR PLAY in Valley Junction unite to celebrate our vibrant community.  Live Entertainment,  Food Trucks , Arts, Crafts ,  & More. Fun the the Whole Family! 

The Pop Up museum is a series of panels highlighting the diversity and culture of the Valley Junction community. Each panel tells a story of a VJ group or family beginning with some of the first families to the area.