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EA Signature event

The EA Annual Meeting

One of the biggest events of the year for the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance! The Annual Meeting is when all our members come together to reflect on the past year and celebrate our many accomplishments. We also look ahead to plans and goals for the new year.

2022 was a banner year for the Economic Alliance! Check out our Annual Report here.


Years the EA has served the CR Metro (CR Chamber established in 1918!)


Number of businesses and organizations we count as members–wow!


Capital investment in the Cedar Rapids Metro in 2022


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Get Ready to shop

Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market

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Presented by Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, the Downtown Farmers Market is one of the largest open-air markets in the Midwest. We’re excited for our next season, starting in May 2023. Markets run on select Saturdays in the summer from 7:30 a.m.-noon.

2023 dates:

  • May 27
  • June 3
  • June 17
  • July 1
  • July 15
  • August 5
  • August 19
  • September 16 (Fall Market)
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Market After Dark

Market After Dark is one of Downtown Cedar Rapids’ largest, free, open-air events. Featuring a variety of vendors mixed with lively entertainment, this event can attract up to 50,000 people! Enjoy a unique atmosphere in Downtown Cedar Rapids with food, beer, wine, art, entertainment and creative placemaking displays.

This year’s Market After Dark is August 26, 2023 from 6:30 to 11 p.m.

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