New, Interactive Experiences at 5th Annual Market After Dark on August 24

Jul 19, 2019

Nearly 100 Iowa vendors, entertainment, prepared food, dancing, local wine, beer and cider, a balloon garden and an illuminated mural are all things you’ll find at Market After Dark on Saturday, August 24 from 6:30 – 11:00 p.m. in Downtown Cedar Rapids. This year, we're lighting the night with Alliant Energy!

Look forward to what you’ve come to expect, like open container for wine, beer and cider within the venue, vendors lining the streets offering market-staples like produce paired with vendors and items you won’t find at the morning Downtown Farmers’ Market.

Can't-Miss Experiences
Prepare for some incredible, new Instagramable experiences this year. In Greene Square, wander through a balloon garden! We’re talking lighted balloons, balloons hanging from trees, balloons shaped like flowers, and more. Also in Greene Square, have a "fireside" chat next to an unheated bonfire (because hello, August heat + humidity) made entirely of LED lights

Hit up the illuminated mural and tell the world you’re wild at heart. When the clock strikes 11:00 p.m. the mural will be gone forever, so don’t miss out! Stay tuned for the exact location.

Burst your bubble - in the best way - at the bubble alley. Location being announced soon.

This event packs a positive economic punch. Many bars and restaurants that participate in the event say it’s their second highest sales night, second only to St. Patrick’s Day. Cities with free, community events like these are attractive for both current and prospective residents and help create a vibrant environment in the heart of Cedar Rapids. RSVP on Facebook to receive up-to-the minute event updates.

Thank you to Market After Dark 2019 Supporting Sponsors, Nordstrom and Wickwire Chiropractic & Wellness Center and Presenting Media Sponsor The Gazette.

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