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.
ELF The Broadway Musical
ELF The Broadway Musical is the hilarious and heartwarming tale of Buddy, who, as a young orphan child, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts...
IU Men's Basketball vs. MARQUETTE
Come cheer on your IU Men's Basketball team as they play against MARQUETTE!
IU Women's Volleyball vs. Iowa
Come cheer on your IU Women's Volleyball team as they play against Iowa!
IU Women's Volleyball vs. Nebraska
Come cheer on your IU Women's Volleyball team as they play against Nebraska!
IU Women's Basketball vs. North Florida
Come cheer on your IU Women's Basketball team as they play against North Florida!
IU Men's Basketball vs. UT Arlington
Come cheer on your IU Men's Basketball team as they play against UT Arlington!
IU Women's Basketball vs. Florida
Come cheer on your IU Women's Basketball team as they play against Florida!
IU Women's Volleyball vs. Purdue
Come cheer on your IU Women's Volleyball team as they play against Purdue!
Canopy of Lights
Celebrate our sparkling holiday tradition of lighting the downtown lights with Bloomington Brass Band playing holiday tunes. Costume characters, hot...
IU Men's Basketball vs.UC Davis
Come cheer on your IU Men's Basketball team as they play against UC Davis!
16th Annual Bloomington Holiday Market
Don't miss the 16th annual Holiday Market! Shop for locally grown farm products, and arts and fine crafts created by local artisans, all while...
IU Women's Basketball vs. Northern Illinois
Come cheer on your IU Women's Basketball team as they play against Northern Illinois!
Music by Peter IIyich Tchaikovsky Wonderful dancers, beloved music, gloriously lavish sets and costumes ... When young Clara falls asleep under the...
IU Men's Wrestling vs. Northern Illinois
Come cheer on your IU Men's Wrestling team as they play against Northern Illinois!