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Market After Dark illuminated street at night full of people in Cedar Rapids


Market After Dark 2019: Saturday, August 24, 6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Market After Dark Vendors & Venue Map

The Market After Dark is a vendor-based market with additional entertainment and a unique atmosphere for downtown Cedar Rapids. Shop for delicious foods and unique goods from local and regional vendors! Anything from fresh produce and flowers to beautiful artwork, Market After Dark is sure to have it!

Take a look at our 2019 Venue Map and list of vendors now. Don't forget to stop by an ID tent to get your wristband if you are 21+ years of age. That's the only way to be served by our outdoor beverage tents!

Parking Map

Parking ramps will be available during Market After Dark for a special event fee. If needed, leave your car overnight and find safe alternative transportation home. Your parking spot is secure until Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m.
2019 PARKING MAP

Musical Performances

Great music is a key part of our downtown party! You'll find performances by the following people, with more to be announced soon!

Main Stage
City Park
Diamond Empire Band

Side Stages
DJ Commando

The Fun

Prepare for some incredible, new Instagramable sights at this year’s event. As always, don't forget to mention #AfterDarkCR in your social posts so we can follow along!

Balloon Garden
Wander through a not-so-secret garden in Greene Square. This is a garden like you’ve never seen before, because it will be made entirely from balloons! We’re talking lighted balloons, balloons hanging from trees, balloons shaped like flowers, and more.

Giant Lite Brite & Yard Games
Feel like a kid again! Remember Jenga, Connect Four, Kerplunk and Lite Brite? We've got giant versions to enjoy in Greene Square all night long.

Light Mural
Hit up the illuminated mural in the Community Foundation parking lot while you're dancing to DJ Commando! 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.

Bubble Alley
Burst your bubble - in the best way - in our lighted bubble alley behind the Towne Center Plaza between 2nd & 3rd Streets.

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