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
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
Polk County Board Of Supervisors
Human Rights Commission
Barbara McIntyre-Plecas Trust
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.