The end of summer draws near but that doesn't mean the fun has to end. Labor Day Weekend in Bloomington is packed with events for the whole family. Take a long weekend; you deserve it.



4th street art

Lilly Library Tour

Date: Friday, August 30
Time: 1:00 & 2:00 pm
Location: Lilly Library
Admission: Free
At 1:00 pm, learn about the Jerry Slocum Collection of mechanical puzzles with the Lilly Library Curator of Puzzles. At 2:00 pm, a general tour kicks off in the North Gallery, covering the history of the Lilly Library and features items form the permanent and special exhibitions.


4th Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts

Date: Saturday, August 31 & Sunday, September 1
Time: 10:00 am-6:00 pm on Saturday and 10:00 am-5:00 pm on Sunday
Location: 4th Street
Admission: Free

Enjoy the annual 4th Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts, with work available by over 125 local, regional, and national artists, community booths, Lotus kids’ tent, and a music and spoken word stage.


32nd Annual Smithville In The Park Labor Day Car, Truck & Bike Show

Date: Monday, September 2
Time: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Location: Smithville Diamonds (2610 E. Hazel St,)
Admission: Free

Come see classic cars, trucks and motorcycles at the car show and shop at the Swap Meet & Craft Show. Rain or Shine.



Food trucks lined up at Switchyard Park for Food Truck Friday

Food Truck Friday

Date: Friday, August 30
Time: 11:00 am-9:00 pm
Location: Switchyard Park
Admission: Free

Grab some delicious, locally-made food, enjoy the amenities at Switchyard Park, and experience live music & performances from local artists.

bloomington farmers market

Farmers' Markets

Date: Saturday, August 31
Time: Varying times 
Location: Multiple venues — see all Saturday markets here
Admission: Free




Exterior of The Bluebird on a concert night
Five Women Wearing The Same Dress

Date: Thursday, August 29 to Sunday, September 8
Time: 7:30 pm, Sunday's at 2:30 pm
Location: Waldron Arts Center
Admission: $10.00-$25.00 per ticket

A hilarious, real-life comedy about five bridesmaids gathering together after a long time away from one another!


Live Music at Butler Winery

Date: Sunday, August 1
Time: 2:00-5:00 pm
Location: Butler Winery & Vineyard
Admission: Free



And IU women's soccer player shooting to make a goal

Photo by IU Athletics


IU Women's Soccer VS Wright State

Date: Thursday, August 29 
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Bill Armstrong Stadium
Admission: Free


Maverick Winged Sprints

Date: Friday, August 30
Time: Gates open at 5:00 pm; hot laps begin at 6:30 pm; race begins at 7:15 pm
Location: Bloomington Speedway
Admission: varies per person

Enjoy a night of motorsport with Midwest Winged Sprint Car Series. 



An IU soccer player kicking a soccer ball

Photo by IU Athletics


IU Men's Soccer ADIDAS/IU Credit Union Classic VS Notre Dame & Yale

Date: Thursday, August 29 & Sunday, September 1
Time: TBD
Location: Bill Armstrong Stadium
Admission: Adult $10.00 per ticket, Youth $5.00 per ticket

Hoosiers celebrating a touchdown on the field

Photo by IU Athletics


IU Football VS FIU

Date: Saturday, August 31
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Memorial Stadium
Admission: ticket prices vary

New coach, new season! Cheer on the Hoosiers at their home opener.  #never daunted



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