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Monday, June 29, 2015

Fourth of July Weekend in Bloomington

Categories: Family Fun

Celebrate the birth of our nation at these events across the city! Save some money on your trip to Bloomington with these special hotel offers.

4th of July Weekend at Paynetown SRA (Monroe Lake)
July 2-4

Indiana's largest lake has events for all ages planned throughout the holiday weekend, including nature activities, crafts, and more.

4th of July Weekend with Mat Alano-Martin at the Comedy Attic
July 2-4
The co-founder of the Limestone Comedy Festival brings a comedic style that bridges the alternative sensibilities of his indie-rock background with the more mainstream views of his rural and blue-collar youth. Thursday's show benefits the charity My Sister's Closet.

Bloomington Speedway Annual Fireworks Show
July 3

Presented by Lucas Oil

The Vallures

Friday Concert in the Park: The Vallures


July 3
Bloomington Parks & Rec presents this free concert series in Waldron, Hill & Buskirk Park. The Vallures are a talented local soul group that will make you twist and shout!


July 3
Watch artists from AsaBela Aerials perform breathtaking aerial acrobatics using silk streamers hanging high above you at WonderLab Museum. Then get some guided hands-on experience with aerial silk moves. Meals from Bloomingfoods will be available for purchase.

Fourth of July Parade
July 4

This year's Fourth of July Parade takes place downtown starting at 10am and ends at the Courthouse square. Stick around for the awards at 11:15.


Bloomington Fourth of July Fireworks
July 4

Free admission with donations accepted for this annual extravaganza at the Monroe County Fairgrounds! There will be food vendors and live entertainment. Rain date is July 11.


Abby Perfetti

Abby Perfetti

Hailing from Indianapolis, Abby has lived in Bloomington since 2009. She was the Content & Social Media Coordinator for Visit Bloomington, and in her spare time, she sings in choirs, gardens, and enjoys the occasional craft beer.