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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

10 Sure Bets in B-town for June, 2014

Categories: Arts & Culture, Family Fun, Festivals

Classes are out for summer, at least they are at Indiana University! Elementary and high school students still have a few weeks to go, but that gives you the perfect opportunity to spend some time planning a fabulous family getaway for this summer. Here are ten great events on our June calendar here in Bloomington that will help you create summer memories that will last for decades...

Limestone Month

Limestone Month- June 1-30

Join us in celebrating the unique limestone heritage that helped to shape this area's past and present. Learn about the art and science of limestone, watch carvers at work or take a tour of the IU campus, a local cemetery or a working limestone mill!   

Classic Car & Hot Rod Show

Hot Rods and Classic Car Show - June 1

The Monroe County History Center invites you to join them for a car show, complete with great food, live entertainment and a first look at their new exhibit - Auto Indiana!  

Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park - May 30 - June 8

Join the Monroe County Civic Theater as they perform the Complete Works of William Shakespeare - that's right, all 37 plays, 1,223 roles and 835,997 words! The week-long festival is free and will culminate with a mainstage production of Hamlet.  

IU Summer Festival of the Arts

IU Summer Festival of the Arts - May 12 - August 24

Experience a summer filled with art - from one-of-a-kind exhibits and film screenings to live music and theatre productions, the variety of events will astound you!  

Science of Art: Stained Glass

Science of Art: Stained Glass - June 6

Discover connections between geometry, nanotechnology and art at Wonderlab as you watch a stained glass artist at work, then create your own art projects to take home. Admission is half price on First Fridays, 5-8:30 pm.

Open Studios Tour

Open Studios Tour - June 7-8

Tour more than 20 creative spaces and meet the artists who work there. Talk to artists, purchase amazing works of art and get an intimate look at the creative process in action throughout the Bloomington community.  

Les Miserables

Les Miserables - June 19-29

The Cardinal Stage Company presents an interpretation of Victor Hugo's impassioned tale of a benevolent thief on the run. It's epic. Heroic. Romantic. Cardinal's production of Les Mis will thrill you in a way you've never experienced!    

Arts Fair on the Square

Arts Fair on the Square - June 21

This annual juried art festival on the Monroe County Courthouse lawn brings more than 80 visual artists and craftspeople together, along with interactive arts activities for children and live entertainment! 

Taste of Bloomington

Taste of Bloomington - June 21

Arguably B-town's favorite festival, Taste of Bloomington brings the area's best restaurants together in one location with live music on three stages and fun kids' activities. It's just not summer in Bloomington until you've been to Taste! 

Summer Garden Walk

Summer Garden Walk - June 21

Bloomington's annual Summer Garden Walk is celebrating 25 years! The two-day event features tours of five outstanding private gardens, Hilltop Garden and Nature Center, and a special exhibition at the Monroe County History Center!

Bug Fest

Bug Fest - June 28

Hilltop Garden and Nature Center presents a celebration of insects! Designed to delight children of all ages, Bug Fest also educates about insect and spider biology. Highlights include butterflies, spiders, edible insects, games and more!


Tosha Daugherty

Tosha Daugherty

Tosha was the primary contributor to the B-town Blog during her tenure as content coordinator. Her blogs covered a number of topics, from family activities to outdoor excursions.