Historic Valley Junction

Historic Valley Junction

Join KIOA all summer long for all the great events in Historic Valley Junction.

Historic Valley Junction Farmers Markets ((Every Thursday, May 1 through October 2 from 4p – 8p)
The Farmer’s Market is located in the 100-200 (and sometimes 300) blocks of 5th Street and feature produce, baked goods, prepared foods, arts crafts and more.

Music in the Junction (Every Thursday, May 1 through October 2 from 5:30p – 8:30p)
Free concert held in Railroad Park at 5th and Railroad in West Des Moines.

  • May 1st – Comfort Zone
  • May 8th – Bella Soul
  • May 15th – Gimikk
  • May 22nd – Get Off My Lawn
  • May 29th – SP3
  • June 5th – Decoy
  • June 12th – Abby Normal
  • June 19th – Brother Trucker
  • June 26th – All Things King
  • July 10th – Fahrenheit
  • July 17th – Final Mix
  • July 24ty – The Blue Band
  • July 31st – Randy Burk & the Prisoners
  • August 7th – Burning Down the House
  • August 14th – Flipside
  • August 21sy – The El Dorados
  • August 28th – Malcom Wells
  • September 4th – North of Grand
  • September 11th – Rebyl Road
  • September 18th – The James Biehn Band
  • September 25th – Sumpin’ Doo
  • October 2nd – Tony Valdez Large Band

Annual July 3rd Street Celebration (Thursday, July 3rd following the West Des Moines Parade)
Celebrate July 3rd in Historic Valley Junction with live music and more!

  • 6pm – 7:30pm: Aries Rising
  • 8pm – 11pm: The Faculty Lounge Funk Band

Historic Valley Junction is six blocks of specialty shops that include art galleries, antique shops, fashion boutiques, salons, service businesses and restaurants.

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