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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. […]

Photos: Return of Market After Dark

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — After a one-year hiatus, crowds returned to Market After Dark, the popular nighttime farmers market in downtown Cedar Rapids. Organizers noted that pandemic precautions included an expanded area to allow for more social distancing and encouraging attendees to walk in a one-way directional loop, but as thousands of maskless people walked […]

Photos: Market After Dark 2018

Even without American Idol winner Maddie Poppe, this year’s Market After Dark was expected to attract 30,000 people to downtown Cedar Rapids. While attendance numbers will be available later, crowds consistent with the past few years jammed the streets to visit vendors and buy beverages and food during the nighttime farmers market. View photos of […]