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Photos: 2023 Market After Dark

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — A sea of humanity flooded downtown Cedar Rapids on Saturday, Aug. 26, during the popular Market After Dark. In its eighth year, the nighttime farmers market, hosted by the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, could possibly set another attendance record, after its record-setting year in 2019, with more than 50,000 guests. […]

Lilies blossom with delayed surprise

Recent rains could boost the late appearance of a popular flower in Iowa. Like clockwork, magic lilies, also known as surprise lilies or naked ladies, bloom in Iowa in late summer in synchronicity. If you see them popping up in one part of town, you’ll generally see them in another, but 2023 was an anomaly. […]