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Category - Festivals

Monday, July 29, 2019

Theater in Bloomington Frozen - MCCT.ORG Presents the Play : August 2 - August 4 | Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center | Times Vary "Curses! Oaths and Troths in Broadway and Opera" : August 25 | Fairview United Methodist Church | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Music in Bloomington Fridays in the Waldron, Hill,... Read More

Friday, June 21, 2019

Theatre in Bloomington Performing Arts Series Presents: Fridays in the Waldron, Hill, and Buskirk Park: July 5 & July 12 | Waldron, Hill, and Buskirk Park | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm IU Summer Theatre Presents: Little Shop of Horrors : Dates Vary | Wells-Metz Theater | Times Vary IU Summer Theatre... Read More

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Music in Bloomington Cari Ray at Oliver Winery: June 1 | Oliver Winery | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Stephen Marley: Acoustic Jam Tour: June 4 | Buskirk-Chumley Theater | 8:00 pm Son of Bob and Rita Marley, and eight-time Grammy award-winning musician and producer, Stephen Marley is coming to Bloomington!... Read More

Friday, April 12, 2019

Theater in Bloomington Cherry Docs: May 8 | Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center | 7:30 pm Cardinal Stage presents "The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley": May 10 - May 26 | Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center | Times Vary Bring the entire family to sing along to this hilarious play. To Quiet the... Read More

Friday, April 5, 2019

The Basics What is the event? The Bloomington Community Farmers' Market is a one-stop shop for an array of food and non-food products made by local and regional farmers. Where is the event? The state’s largest farmers’ market is at Showers Common, 401 N. Morton Street. When is the event? In 2019,... Read More

Friday, March 15, 2019

The Basics Who is hosting the event? The nonprofit Brewers of Indiana Guild is hosting the annual event. What is the event? The Bloomington Craft Beer Festival is a spring fundraiser of the Brewers of Indiana Guild. Where is the event? The event will take place at the Woolery Mill. When is the... Read More

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER AND STAY IN THE KNOW ABOUT ALL THE FUN HAPPENING IN TOWN. Fall is one of the best times to visit Bloomington. The IU campus looks beautiful in that autumnal glow, the weather finally cools down enough for long hikes and camping , and the events calendar is full of... Read More

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

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