Historic Valley Junction is the original downtown of West Des Moines, Iowa and is now home to over 160 locally owned specialty stores, restaurants, and services. We are the largest historic business district in the Central Iowa region. We are at the crossroads of hip and history; providing a diverse range of businesses that add color to our story and honor the character of our past. Each year boasts a jam-packed calendar of events including: Cinco de Mayo, Valley Junction Arts Festival, Antique Jamboree, All Iowa Bash, Gallery Night, Sip and Shop, and Jingle in the Junction, our four-day holiday extravaganza. Our signature event is our Thursday night Farmers Market and Music in the Junction concert series that focuses on local talent and is held weekly from May to September. 2017 marks our 30th anniversary as a Main Street Iowa community. We are proud to serve as one of the largest and most successful Main Street districts in the state, and we were recognized nationally as a winner of the 2012 Great American Main Street Awards (GAMSA).