Entertainment

Patrons walking around the Downtown Farmers' Market in Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Entertainment

There's something for everyone at the Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers' Market! Patrons can find fun throughout the market venue, from performances by Iowa musicians and local groups to kids activities and even special activities brought by our Day Sponsors each year. There's always something unique happening on market mornings.

Homegrown Haul

Stop by the Info Booth (on the corner of 2nd Ave & 3rd St. SE) to get your very own market tote for $10! All season long, we'll ask you what items you pick up at the market with #HomegrownHaul. On market Saturdays, we'll post on our Facebook page and ask you to leave a comment + photo with the items you picked up at the market that day for a chance to win market goodies! If you purchase a market tote, you're encouraged to include that in your photo.

#HomegrownHaul Rules


Greene Square during Farmer's Market

Kids Zone

Located in Greene Square (5th Street SE between 3rd & 4th Ave. SE), you'll find activities for almost any age, including:

  • Face painting by CR Face Paint
  • Balloon animals by Sprinkles
  • Color Your Own Farmers' Market Flashcard Set, thanks to KinderCare Learning Centers
  • Sidewalk chalk & bubbles
  • Water feature (bring a swim suit, if you like!)

Day Sponsors

All Day Sponsor activities will be located at 5th Street & 4th Avenue SE, near Greene Square and the Cedar Rapids Public Library.

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June 1

June 15

August 3

September 21

City of Cedar Rapids Citizens' Appreciation Day! Check out city vehicles, learn more about city services and snap a pic with mascot friends!

The bags are back! Purchase a reusable shopping bag loaded with Quaker & Pepsi products for only $10. Proceeds support service dogs for veterans.


Interested in being a Day Sponsor for the Downtown Farmers' Market? Contact Jenn Draper for details!


Performance Schedule

May 25

South 2nd Street 2nd Ave. SE North 2nd Street Greene Square
8:30-11:30 a.m.
CR Municipal Band (brass quintet)
9-10:15 a.m.
Eastern Iowa Arts Academy (youth rock bands)
9-11:30 a.m.
Junk Funk
10:30 a.m.
Cooking Demonstration by Kirkwood Continuing Education

Time TBD
Cub Scout Pinewood Derby

June 1

South 2nd Street2nd Ave. SENorth 2nd StreetGreene Square

8:30-11:30 a.m.
CR Municipal Band (saxaphone quartet)

8-10 a.m.
Cedar County Cobras

10:30 a.m.-Noon
His Hands Free Medical Clinic

9 a.m.-10 a.m.
Kids First Gymnastics

7:30-8:30 a.m.
Kids First Gymnastics

10-10:30 a.m.
Pointe School of Dance

10:45 a.m.-Noon
Naomi & Nathaniel

June 15

South 2nd Street2nd Ave. SENorth 2nd StreetGreene Square

8:30-11:30 a.m.
CR Municipal Band (brass quintet)

9-10:15 a.m.
Eastern Iowa Arts Academy (youth rock bands)
9-11:30 a.m.
Junk Funk

10-10:15 a.m.
Jr. J-Hawk Poms

July 6

South 2nd Street2nd Ave. SENorth 2nd StreetGreene Square

8-10 a.m.
Abbie Callahan

9-Noon
Kevin Moore
TBD

8-10 a.m.
Hammers Youth Wrestling Club

10:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Rich Heritage of Cedar Rapids Theatre Company

July 20

South 2nd Street 2nd Ave. SE North 2nd Street Greene Square

10:30-Noon
Nancita Wernett

9-11 a.m.
Sweet Cacophony
9-11:30 a.m.
Junk Funk
9-9:15 a.m.
Jazzercise

9:30 a.m.-Noon
Sam Day

August 3

South 2nd Street2nd Ave. SENorth 2nd StreetGreene Square

8 a.m.-Noon
Josh Cohen

9:30 a.m.-Noon
Sam Day
TBD

10 a.m.-Noon
Naomi & Nathaniel

August 17

South 2nd Street2nd Ave. SENorth 2nd StreetGreene Square

8 a.m.-10 a.m.
Abby Callahan

10:30 a.m.-Noon
Nancita Wernett

10 a.m.-Noon
Sidewinders
9-11:30 a.m.
Junk Funk

9-9:15 a.m.
Jazzercise

10:30 a.m.-11
The Dancer's EDGE

September 21

South 2nd Street2nd Ave. SENorth 2nd StreetGreene Square

8 a.m.-Noon
Joshua Cohen

9-11 a.m.
Justin Goodchild
TBD

10-10:30 a.m.
Pointe School of Dance

10:45 a.m.-Noon
Naomi & Nathaniel

Interested in being included on this schedule? Submit a presskit or inquire by email at events@cedarrapids.org

Street musicians are invited to perform throughout the venue but must respect the vendors and patrons around them and be mindful of other entertainers performing in that area. Performing in or next to any bright orange Economic Alliance tent is prohibited unless otherwise approved by market staff.


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