Events


The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance produces several events each year geared toward our core function of Community Development, which works to grow, collaborate with, and connect vibrant metro area core districts in Cedar Rapids and support surrounding communities.

Featured Events

The Economic Alliance produces several events each year geared toward our core function of Community Development. Don’t miss these fun, lively, and community-enhancing events!

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Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers' Market

The Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers’ Market, presented by the Economic Alliance, has become one of the largest open-air markets in the Midwest!

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Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings

Celebrating business development and expansion milestones is important to the community and we highlight these with the ceremony of a ribbon cutting or groundbreaking. Economic Alliance Ambassadors help networking, connect and facilitate awareness of these historic moments!

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Market After Dark

Join us for the 4th annual Market After Dark! Whether you're coming for the 100+ vendors, headlining entertainment, or the great local food and beverages, you won't want to miss out!

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Stronger Together: "We Are CR" Mural

Jul 28, 2021

Our community and nation have been through much tragedy and tumult over the past 18 months, but during these tough times our com… Read More

New MedQuarter Banners Encourage Wellness

Jul 28, 2021

One of the greatest concerns expressed by physicians and other health care workers throughout the pandemic was that people were … Read More

Cedar Rapids Lights Up With Façade Improvements

Jul 28, 2021

Each year, the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance facilitates a façade improvement program intended to encourage property and … Read More

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