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Added farmers market

   The Cedar Rapids Downtown District is bringing back a second Downtown Farmers’ Market on Saturday, August 16. After a post-flood first market return Aug. 2 of 148 vendors and 8,500 patrons, the Downtown District is bringing back one of the Midwest’s largest open air markets for a second August date.

   The  Aug. 16 market will be located in Greene Square Park and surrounding areas along Fifth Street SE. Parking ramps will be free and open for public use.

 

   Entertainment will include a cooking demonstration by Daniel Arthurs, with main stage performances by Kevin BF Burt,  Theatre Cedar Rapids, Dances with Scissors, and Movmnt Dance Company.  Other entertainment will include balloon animals, story time with the CR Public Library, and a special performance from Junk Funk and Kalimbaman.  Sponsors include Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation, and the Eastern Iowa Airport. Media support includes The Gazette, WMT AM, Z102.9, and 1600 ESPN.

 

   The return of the Downtown Farmers’ Markets is one piece of the Rebuild Downtown campaign-stressing the importance of reinvesting and revitalizing the downtown community, post flood. Shirts and information will be available at the market.

 

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Downtown Farmers Markets return

The Cedar Rapids Downtown District announced today that the Downtown Farmers’ Markets will be back downtown beginning Saturday, August 2, from 7:30AM-noon. Location of the market will include Greene Square Park and surrounding areas. The Downtown District received confirmation from Police, Fire, Health Inspectors, and City officials that this location has been declared a safe and appropriate space following flood cleanup.  This is where the remaining downtown markets will take place this year. Parking ramps are clean, available, and will be free to market patrons.

 

Sponsors for the August 2nd market will include Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, the Eastern Iowa Airport, and the Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation. Markets will include main stage entertainment, interactive family activities, and cooking demonstrations, in addition to the 148 local Iowa vendors. The return of this market is one more piece to the Rebuild Downtown campaign – declaring the commitment so many businesses, organizations, and individuals throughout the community have expressed in rebuilding a downtown better than ever following the historic June flooding.

 

The Downtown District is contracting all market vendors, sponsors and entertainment to confirm the news. If you are a part of the downtown farmers markets and have any questions, contact Events Director Jill Wilkins at 398-0449.  For additional market information visit www.rebuilddowntowncr.org or see the Farmers Market tab on this blog.

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