Halfway Through Farmers Market Season with Fall Market and Market After Dark On the Schedule!
The Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market Season is well underway with its 2021 schedule. Both the community and vendors have enjoyed being back in-person and on the streets of Downtown Cedar Rapids!
 
This upcoming weekend marks the 5th market of the 8 market season. Thank you to Presenting Day Sponsor 965 Flats for their support of the August 21 market. Come say hello and learn more about what they offer at their booth this Saturday!

Also, be sure to mark your calendars for the Fall Market on October 2! Attendees will enjoy the wide variety of all-things-autumn supplied by the vendors such as apples, gourds, cider, pumpkins and much more. Save the date!
Market After Dark is officially returning for its 2021 debut on September 25 from 6:30-11:00 p.m.! It's one of the area's largest, free, open-air events of the year. The event brings a unique atmosphere to Downtown Cedar Rapids with food, beer, wine, art, entertainment and more. You won't want to miss out on the opportunity to be a part of this highliy anticipated event. Save the date for Market After Dark 2021.*
*The Cedar Rapids Downtown Market After Dark plan complies with all recommendations and guidance given from Linn County Department of Public Health, Events & Mass Gatherings protocols from the Linn County Department of Public Health, Linn County Department of Public Health review of markets COVID-19 protocols, the Guidance for Farmers Markets issued by the US Department of Agriculture, Social, Community, Recreational, Leisure, or Sporting Gathering or Event proclamation outlined on City of Cedar Rapids website, Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals and following COVID-19 Farmers Market Best Practices issued by Iowa Valley RC&D.
The Rally Isn't Over! CR Summer Rally Continues Through September 17.
CR Summer Rally, presented by GreenState Credit Union, celebrates and supports our local arts, culture and entertainment members in the area. Fill up your calendars with the many fun events, programs, exhibits and more with our interactive calendar!

Join us on Facebook and Instagram as we highlight participating businesses with fun and interactive giveaways and more to get the whole community engaged. Let's Rally, together! Check out the full list of 22 participating businesses and organizations.
2021 Virtual Handshake ICR Collegiate Career Fair - Economic Alliance Member Businesses Invited to Attend
The regional colleges & universities, Cedar Rapids Area Metro Economic Alliance and Iowa City Area Development Group are pleased to host the Fall Virtual ICR Regional Career Fair on Tuesday, October 5th from 11:00 a.m. โ€“ 2:00 p.m. Handshake is being utilized to execute this fair. Handshake supports 1:1 video chats and large-group video sessions.

We are inviting member businesses of the Economic Alliance to participate at no cost to their organization. To register for Handshake and sign up as a participating member business, please click here. After you register, directions on how to create your virtual fair schedule and participate in the event will be sent to you via email.
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