Head Backstage to be in the know. 

We want to take you behind the scenes, to give you insider information you won't find anywhere else. This is where we pull Bloomington's hip happenings together with recommendations from our team, first-hand accounts from project producers, and guest blogs by local gurus.  The Backstage Blog helps you stay in front of it all.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Top Events in July 2017

Categories: Family Fun, General

Fourth of July festivities kick off a busy month in Bloomington, Indiana. Save the date for these summer events!

Featured Events

Fourth of July Parade

Festive floats, classic cars, live music, and more. Celebrate the Fourth of July in downtown Bloomington with parade fun for the whole family. Learn more.

july 4 bloomington

Spectacular Shimmies

Sparkles, shimmies, and elegance briefly describe the complex and wonderful world of belly dance. Spectacular Shimmies is the performance series of Shimmy Con, an annual Belly Dance Conference. Enjoy one or two nights of amazing performances and experience everything that shimmies on July 7 and 8. Learn more.

Monroe County Fair

Hot summer nights are better with lemonade shakeups and elephant ears. Don't you think? The Monroe County Fair is back July 27 - August 5 with carnival rides, go karts, demolition derby, and a variety of food vendors. Learn more.

monroe county fair

Uncork the Uplands

On July 29, learn the art of winemaking from award-winning producers while sitting amongst  the very vines where the area's finest wines are grown. Enjoy an expertly-paired dinner prepared by acclaimed chef, David Tallent, alongside Indiana wines. Learn more.

Harvest Wine Fest


Mike Birbiglia July 6-8, The Comedy Attic

Rachel Feinstein July 13-15, The Comedy Attic

Comedy Attic


Summer String Academy Concert July 12, Merrill Hall

Craig Brenner July 15, Paynetown State Recreation Area

Hardworking Americans and Hyryder July 21, The Bluebird



Fireworks July 1, Monroe County Fairgrounds

Love's Labour's Lost July 7-21, Wells-Metz Theatre

Persuasion July 8-22, Wells-Metz Theatre 


Cork & Fork: Red White and Rose July 8, Creekbend Vineyard

Food Truck Friday Every Friday, 4th Street between Washington & Lincoln Streets

Oliver Winery - Large

Intern Intern

Intern Intern

Each semester, Visit Bloomington has Indiana University students on staff as information specialists and, often, an intern. These students are usually, but not always, studying tourism and often have something to say about B-town from the student perspective.