Hosting Your Event.

NewBo City Market has a number of exceptional spaces for you to hold your events. Our building is an active public market inside a renovated manufacturing plant, offering a unique mix of industrial and green spaces. You can set up tents in the Market Yard, present a concert on our outdoor stage, enjoy cocktails on our covered patio, or host a formal dinner inside Rotary Hall.

To request more information about hosting your event at NewBo City Market submit an intake form.


Cater your event with delicious, fresh food from our Market Shopkeepers. With over a dozen food vendors, we’re sure to have the perfect options for your celebration. Choose a full meal from one of our restaurants or provide a spread of hors-d’oeuvres showcasing a variety of ethnic cuisines.


Guests can enjoy a cold pint of Iowa beer or a glass of local wine with bartending services provided by NewBo Beer and Wine. We’ll work with you to have your favorite brew on tap from Iowa breweries such as Toppling Goliath, Big Grove, Iowa Brewing Company, and Wilson’s Hard Cider.

Flexible Layout

From a seated reception to a casual networking event or an outdoor concert to a festive holiday party, our spaces can be transformed to fit your needs. Our events team will work with you to create a layout individualized for your event. Equipped with banquet seating for 140 and additional cocktail tables, a built-in sound system, and an eighteen-foot projector screen, we have everything you need for a successful event.

Activities & Workshops

Need ideas for entertainment? We can help facilitate entertainment with local musicians, connect you with our talented Shopkeepers for a workshop experience, or coordinate fun activities such as games, contests, trivia, bingo, and more.

Our Spaces

Rotary Hall
With over 4000 square feet of space, Rotary Hall is great for large group luncheons, business networking events, education and information fairs, holiday and graduation parties, and even weddings.
Market Yard
The Market Yard is much more than a grassy area in front of the Market. You can present a band or teach a class from the NewBo Stage, put your 5K starting line under the arch on the walkway, hold a car show or set up displays on the parking lots, and even line up tables underneath the awning across the front of Rotary Hall.
Banker's Trust Stage
The stage is available as part of the Market Yard and is a great addition to any event. It comes equipped with plenty of power, shade from the sun, and lights for your events that go on after sundown.
Kirkwood Culinary Kitchen
The Kirkwood Culinary Kitchen inside NewBo City Market is the community’s learning center for hands-on culinary and nutrition education and features a wide variety of culinary classes for all experience levels.
The Patio
Guests can wander through the garage door from Rotary Hall and sit outside under the 20-foot awning stretching across the building. The Patio connects with the Kirkwood Culinary Kitchen and the Frontier Co-op Learning Garden. It can also be partitioned to host a private event or birthday party during open Market hours.
The Learning Garden
The Learning Garden is designed to be accessible and interactive for people of all ages and abilities. Its five raised masonry beds are roughly 2-1/2’ high and 36” apart to allow for wheelchair access.
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As a nonprofit gathering place, business incubator, and event center, NewBo City Market services many different needs for a wide spectrum of people and organizations.

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NewBo City Market
1100 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401



Market Shopkeeper Hours:
Mon - Wed: Closed
Thurs - Fri: 10am - 8pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 10am - 4pm


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