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Category - Festivals

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Guest Post: By Sara Sheikh For 25 years, the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival has delivered sights and sounds from around the globe to the heart of Bloomington. To celebrate the 25th annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, Lotus will feature the festival’s largest lineup to date as 30... Read More

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Fourth Street Arts Festival of the Arts & Crafts This annual event began in 1976 as a way for area artists and craftspeople to showcase their talents and has been a Bloomington tradition ever since! The Fourth Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts has grown over the years into one of the premier... Read More

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The end of summer draws near but that doesn't mean the fun has to end. Labor Day Weekend in Bloomington is packed with events for the whole family. Take a long weekend; you deserve it. Fourth Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts The Fourth Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts is celebrating its... Read More

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival August 11-13 | Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center Bust a move with the best blues and boogie-woogie pianists. Returning artists include Bob Seeley, C. J. Chenier, Rob Rio, “Uganda” Roberts, Liz Pennock & Dr. Blues, Ricky Nye, Cassidy Gephart and Craig... Read More

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Bloomington Community Farmers Market Every Saturday in downtown Bloomington, celebrate summer at Indiana's largest farmers' market. Stock up on local produce, flowers, and goodies from local bakeries and restaurants. Learn more about Monroe County's farmers' markets here . Monroe County Fair Hot... Read More

Thursday, May 31, 2018

The first day of summer is just around the corner and so are some of Bloomington’s biggest annual events. No matter when you visit this June you’ll have plenty of opportunities to listen to live music, eat great food and enjoy the great outdoors. Check out some of these exciting events in June. Sign... Read More

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Bloomington Community Farmers' Market Every Saturday | Showers Plaza Get to know your food and farmers at the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market. Every Saturday over 10 vendors set up shop with produce, fresh flowers, prepared foods, and more at Showers Plaza. Learn more. Gallery Walk May 4 |... Read More

Thursday, January 4, 2018

This article was published in our 2018 Bloomington Visitors Guide . Request your copy here . From garlic cuisine celebrations to 21st-century opera, from stand-up comedy to standing-room-only shows, events in Bloomington are diverse and energetic. Our top picks for Bloomington's most unique annual... Read More

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

As we transition from summer to fall, the city of Bloomington transforms into a colorful canvas with events you can't afford to miss! Kiwanis Balloon Fest The sky will be all aglow again this year at the Kiwanis Club of South Central Indiana Balloon festival. The festival will feature 20 balloons,... Read More

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Featured Events Middle Coast Film Festival Groundbreaking films and filmakers converge in Bloomington each year for a weekend to celebrate the craft of film. On August 10-12, expect a fair share of comedy, drama, and thrills at this year's Middle Coast Film Festival. You even have a chance to meet... Read More