Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Top September Events 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 festivals in the region and now includes artists from across the country. Over 120 artists will set up shop this year over Labor Day Weekend.
Garlic Fest and Community Art Fair
The Bloomington Garlic Fest & Community Art Fair takes place Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd, for an all-ages sensory celebration beginning daily at 11 a.m. at the Waldron Hill Buskirk (Third Street) Park. The festival features food, local artists, live music, a kidzone, cooking competition, yoga, healthy eating education, a beer garden, and more.
CANCELED - Kiwanis Indiana Balloon Fest
This event has been canceled due to weather. The sky will be all aglow again this year at the Kiwanis Indiana Balloon Festival. The festival features 20 balloons, a car show, cornhole tournament, fireworks, live music, and more! You can even take a tethered ride to get a bird's eye view of the festival. The Night Glow is not to be missed when the balloons light up the sky at dusk.
IU Football vs Ball State
Nothing says fall quite like college football. Cheer on the Hoosiers as they take on Ball State at home. Check out our guide for visiting fans to make sure you make the most of your trip to Bloomington.
Lotus World Music and Arts Festival
Celebrate global culture and music at one of Bloomington's most iconic events. Lotus World Music and Arts Festival features artists from 20+ countries performing in venues ranging from pavement-quaking outdoor dance tents to contemplative church venues and historic theaters.
The NY Cat Film Festival
The 1st Annual NY Cat Film Festival™ is made up of two different programs of short films that honor the mysterious felines who have enchanted us for...
25th Annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival
Experience an entire world of music in one blissful, boisterous weekend! Featuring artists from 20+ countries performing in venues ranging from...
Stinesville Stone Quarry Festival
STINESVILLES ANNUAL STONE QUARRY FESTIVAL 2018- September 27-29, see website for updates and details as they become available.
Hoosier Hysteria, will feature introductions of the women’s and men’s teams, a dunk contest and a scrimmage. The event annually serves as the official...
Hoosiers Outrun Cancer
The Bloomington Health Foundation invites you to the 19th annual Hoosiers Outrun Cancer! The HOC 5K Run/Walk proudly supports members of our local...
51st Annual Hilly Hundred Bicycle Tour
Perennial winner of Bicycling Magazine and the League of American Bicyclists Best Biking in America Awards, the Hilly Hundred Weekend is a classic...
Dearly Departed Cemetery Tours
Explore the stories that have outlived the deceased at one of Bloomington's most historic cemeteries. What legends lie hidden in Rose Hill Cemetery?...
The Mersey Beatles
This Liverpool-born Beatles tribute band was the resident band for over a decade at the world famous CAVERN CLUB, where The Beatles got their start....
9th Annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch
Come pick out your very own handmade blown glass pumpkin at the 9th annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch! We will have over 900 glass pumpkins for display...
Dearly Departed Cemetery Tours: Cemetery Picnic
Explore the stories that have outlived the deceased at one of Bloomington's most historic cemeteries. Pack a blanket and dinner for a group picnic in...