There's always something going on in B-Town! Check out the top events happening in July 2024, and consider spending two or three days with us this season.

For events happening around the 4th of July click here.

Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​

Festivals & Special Events

Man performing stand-up at the Limestone Comedy Festival

Monroe County Fair

Date: Monday, July 1 to Sunday, July 7
Location: Monroe County Fairgrounds

Enjoy a traditional county fair, complete with 4-H projects and competitions, a rodeo, loads of food vendors, a demolition derby, carnival rides, games, and more!


Jacobs Summer Music Festival

Date: through Sunday, July 21
Time: varies
Location: various IU locations
Admission: Free

From swinging jazz to chamber concerts to orchestral swells or carillon ringing, there is truly something for everyone at Jacobs this summer.


Red Bird Bluegrass Festival

Date: Friday, July 12 & Saturday, July 13
Time: Friday TBD, Saturday 11:00 AM
Location: Fowler Pumpkin Patch
Admission: Friday - $30.00, Saturday - $40.00,  Weekend Pass - $65.00

Enjoy live music, band contest, jamming, camping, food trucks, biergarten and more!


Midsommar Market

Date:  Saturday, July 13
Time: Noon - 6:00 PM
Location: Monroe Convention Center
Admission: Free

An event full of whimsical and horrific items, unique makers, and ritualistic celebrants welcoming the midpoint of the harvest season and the summer solstice.


Campus Limestone Walking Tour

Date: Tuesday, July 16 & Saturday, July 20
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Sample Gates
Admission: Free

Explore the unique limestone architecture of the beautiful Indiana University campus with a walking tour. You'll be amazed at the styles, techniques and artistry represented on campus. All tours begin at the Sample Gates (at the corner of Kirkwood and Indiana Avenues) and cover approximately 1 mile along an accessible route. No registration is required.


Switchyard Park Thursday Night Summer Music Series

Date: Thursday, July 18
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Switchyard Park
Admission: Free

Bring your family and friends to enjoy TORRES and Lindsay Lou, as well as food trucks, a beer garden, and more.


Live Music & Performances

Live Music

Sundays in Bryan Park

Date: Sunday, July 7 & 31
Time: 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Location: Bryan Park
Admission: Free

Come watch Big Dog and Dicky James Trio with Rex Miller and Steve Mascari play blues, and funk on the 7th and Low Landers and The New Old Cavalry perform bluegrass on the 31st.


Happy Hour on the Lawn at Switchyard

Date: Friday, July 12
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Location: Switchyard Park
Admission: Free

JoeyP Trio opening for the Splattertones. A funky post-bop jazz modern jazz, Latin, & funk rock group, will be performing.


The Bluebird Shows

Location: The Bluebird

Enjoy live musical performances by the following artists:

  • Drake Milligan 
    • Date: Friday, July 12
    • Time: Doors open at 8:00 PM, show begins at 9:00 PM
    • Admission: $20.00 per ticket
  • Alex Williams & Taylor + The Train Robbers 
    • Date: Thursday, July 25
    • Time: Doors open at 8:00 PM, show begins at 9:00 PM
    • Admission: $15.00 per ticket


The Bishop

Location: The Bishop

Enjoy a live performance by: 

  • Jeremie Albino 
    • Date: Thursday, July 14
    • Time: 8:00 PM
    • Admission: $15.00-$20.00 per ticket 


Buskirk-Chumley Theater Show

Location: Buskirk-Chumley Theater

  • The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra 
    • Date: Tuesday July 30
    • Time: 7:30 PM
    • Admission: $34.00 - $38.00 per ticket
  • Earth Connection Film Festival         
    • Date: Saturday, July 20
    • Time: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
    • Admission: Free

This National Science Foundation (NSF) funded international short film contest blends science and the arts to unleash the power of storytelling to channel our ideas of climate change to a more actionable space. Short films focused on climate justice will screen in four film programs throughout the day in between a series of curated special events with local community members.

Location: The Comedy Attic

Enjoy live comedy performances by the following comedians:

  • Jackie Kashian
    • Date: Friday, July 12 & Saturday, July 13
    • Time: 7:00 PM, 9:15 PM
    • Admission: $16.00 per ticket for students, $20.00 per ticket for general admission
  • Shane Torres     
    • Date: Friday July 19 & Saturday, July 20
    • Time: 7:00 PM & 9:15 PM
    • Admission: $16.00 per ticket for students, $20.00 per ticket for general admission 
  • Mohanad Elshieky
    • Date: Friday July 26 & Saturday, July 27
    • Time: 7:00 PM & 9:15 PM
    • Admission: $16.00 per ticket for students, $20.00 per ticket for general admission 

Exhibits & Other Area Happenings

Comic strip exhibit at Dimensions Gallery

Monroe County History Center Exhibit

Date: through September 28
Time: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location: Monroe County History Center
Admission: Free

From the Gizmos to the Smears, punk has been alive and well in Bloomington for the last 50 years! Celebrate the scene that helps make Bloomington unique with this retrospective exhibit featuring bands, artwork, venues, and labels from the ‘70s to the early 2000s.



farmers market bline

Bloomington Community Farmers' Market

Date: Every Saturday
Time: 8:00 AM-1:00 PM
Location: Showers Common
Admission: Free

Locally-grown produce, annual and perennial plants, and a variety of prepared foods are available.


Live Music at Butler Winery

Date: Every Sunday through October 27
Time: 2:00 PM - %:00 PM
Location: Butler Winery
Admission: Free

Enjoy the music of local artists while sipping wine at our vineyard location.


Summers at Oliver Winery

Date: Recurring daily
Time: Times vary
Location: Oliver Winery
Admission: Prices vary depending on the experience

Join us this summer at Oliver Winery and choose from a variety of experiences that are sure to make for the perfect summer outing!


Woolery Farmers' Market

Date: Every Saturday
Time: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Woolery Mill
Admission: Free

The Woolery Farmers' Market has a diversity of vendors and products. Enjoy fresh local produce, local meat and poultry, wild Alaskan salmon, dairy products including a wonderful selection of cheese, eggs, honey products, breads, baked goods, locally roasted coffee and specialty teas, beautiful flower bouquets, along with artisanal food and beverages from those small family businesses that you have grown to love.

Tuesday Farmers' Market

Date: Every Tuesday
Time: 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
Location: Switchyard Park
Admission: Free

Visit, shop and support local farmers and growers, and small businesses, at Switchyard Park on Tuesdays, June through September.


Ellettsville Food Truck Wednesdays

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 4:30 PM-8:30 PM
Location: 200 N. Sale Street
Admission: Cost of your food

We are thrilled to announce Ellettsville Food Truck Wednesdays is back! We are looking for amateur musicians to perform during Food Truck Wednesdays.  If you are interested in performing, please call (812) 876-8008. 


Peoples Park Concert Series

Date:  July 11, 18 & 25
Time: Recurring weekly on Thursday's, 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Location: Peoples Park
Admission: Free

Local, live music Thursdays from 4:30-6 p.m. in Peoples Park. 


Summer Outdoor Movie Series - IF

Date: Thursday, July 25
Time: 9:00 PM
Location: Hamilton Lugar School Lawn
Admission: Free

Enjoy a movie outdoors on IU's beautiful campus. July's movie is IF starring Ryan Reynolds. 


Bloomington Food Truck Friday

Date: Every Friday
Time: 11:00 AM-9:00 PM
Location: Switchyard Park
Admission: Cost of your food

Every Friday from 11 am - 9 pm, enjoy Bloomington's best food trucks in one place: Switchyard Park!


Sundays in Bryan Park

Date: Sunday, July 7 & 31
Time: 5:30-8:30 PM
Location: Bryan Park
Admission: Free

Come watch Big Dog andDicky James Trio with Rex Miller and Steve Mascari play blues, and funk on the 7th and Low Landers and The New Old Cavalry perform bluegrass on the 31st.

Looking for more events in July and beyond? Check out these pages: