One of Cedar Rapids' biggest events of the summer is right around the corner!

The 7th annual Market After Dark is scheduled for Saturday, August 27th from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. in Downtown Cedar Rapids. The press release reads:

"Market After Dark is Lighting the Night with Alliant Energy and bringing more than 100 vendors, plus entertainment, special lighted attractions, games and more to downtown for a free, outdoor community event."

One of the biggest differences between a regular Downtown Farmers Market and the Market After Dark is that the Market After Dark allows for an open container environment. Guests that are 21 and over will be able to purchase beer and wine in Market After Dark cups for $7, and other downtown businesses will also be selling alcohol. Non-alcoholic beverages like cans of pop and water will be available for $3, and Millstream soda and floats will be available in Greene Square Park for $4 and $6.

There will be live entertainment on three stages at this year's event:

  • Diamond Empire Band - Main stage at 4th Ave and 5th St
  • The Country Club - 4th Ave near 2nd St
  • Kevin Moore - 2nd Ave and 3rd St

You'll also be able to check out the "Game Zone" at Greene Square Park.

And, of course, there will be vendors at the Market After Dark. Booths will be set up on 2nd Ave, 3rd Ave, and 4th Ave between 2nd St and 5th Street. You can view the event map below:

Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance
Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance

More information on the 2022 Market After Dark will be available on the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance website HERE.

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