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Cinco de Mayo Festival

Event Details

May 3, 2014 12:00 PM — May 3, 2014 10:00 PM
Location: Historic Valley Junction
137 5th Street
West Des Moines, IA
Contact Name: Katie Rooney
Email: events@valleyjunction.com
Phone: 515-222-3642
Website: www.valleyjunction.com

Event Description

Travel south of the border as the Historic Valley Junction Foundation presents our 10th Annual Festival Cinco de Mayo on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from Noon to 10:00 pm. Located in the 200 & 300 Blocks of 5th Street in historic Valley Junction, West Des Moines, IA, 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, we will also present a proclamation and announcement of our Cinco de Mayo King and Queen.

Live music and entertainment are as follows:
2:00 – Folkloric Dancers
3:00 – Mariachi Zapata
5:00 – Dignitaries
5:30 – Folkloric Dancers
7:00 – 10:00 pm – Tony Valdez Large Band