CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Rain, and lightning, dampened the middle of the 2022 Market After Dark in downtown Cedar Rapids. Lightning spotted just before 8:30 p.m. led organizers to delay the live entertainment until the storm had passed. The event, from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, resumed after the storm delay, but […]
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Popular Market After Dark set to return ...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Market After Dark, which attracts tens of thousands of people to downtown Cedar Rapids, is scheduled to return on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. Related: See photos from the 2021 Market After Dark The event, which includes a variety of food and product vendors interspersed with live entertainment and adult beverages, was […]
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 […]
Entertainment announced for Market After...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Event organizers announced the entertainment lineup and other details for Market After Dark, set for Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. Dubbed “Lighting the Night with Alliant Energy,” the nighttime farmers market will feature more than 100 vendors, plus entertainment, special lighted attractions, games and more in downtown Cedar Rapids. The sixth annual […]
Market After Dark set to return to downt...
The last time Market After Dark was held, the after-hours event attracted a record 50,000 people to downtown Cedar Rapids. See photos from the last Market After Dark in 2019. Organizers announced the popular event will return this year, after a hiatus in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Market After Dark 2021 is scheduled […]
Photos: Market After Dark in downtown Ce...
UPDATE, Aug. 28, 2019: The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, which hosts Market After Dark, said this year’s event had a record number of attendees, at nearly 50,000. “We heard from many of the 100 Market After Dark vendors that they were sold out or nearly sold out of products well before the closing bell […]
Market After Dark to feature not-so-secr...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — The popular nighttime farmers market in downtown Cedar Rapids returns Saturday, Aug. 24, for its fifth year. Market After Dark runs 6:30-11 p.m., with nearly 100 vendors selling prepared foods, honey, baked goods, flowers, clothing, handcrafted items and more. A few vendors sell fruits and vegetables, but the focus differs from […]
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 […]
No Maddie Poppe, but large crowds still ...
Fans of American Idol winner Maddie Poppe were crushed to learn she won’t perform as scheduled for the Aug. 25 Market After Dark in downtown Cedar Rapids. The 20-year-old Clarksville, Iowa, native had signed on to give the free performance before winning American Idol earlier this year. She explained on Facebook that she was contractually […]
Photos: Market After Dark 2017
CEDAR RAPIDS – The weather was perfect for Market After Dark, until it wasn’t. A brief downpour put a damper on the nighttime market and sent crowds scattering, but not before bands played, dancers performed and people filled the streets of downtown Cedar Rapids, for the third annual event. Market After Dark, the night version […]