Bloomington Parks and Recreation

  • 401 N. Morton Street
  • Suite 250
  • Bloomington, IN 47402
  • (812) 349-3700

Movies in the Parks Presents: Beetlejuice (PG)

Bring a blanket and a picnic and join us for free movies every month! Bloomington Parks and Recreation and the Ryder Film Series present free movies on the big screen in city parks. Movies begin at dusk; see estimated start times. Be there before dusk and take part in fun pre-show activities,... Learn more

Apple Tasting

  • October 5, 2019
  • (812) 349-3738

Apple Tasting returns to the Farmers' Market with the fruit of our area growers' labors. Find a perfectly meaty, soft-skinned apple for an afternoon snack or a just-right firm and crisp apple for your favorite crisps and pies. Apple Tasting will rock you to the core! Learn more

Howl at the Moon

  • October 11, 2019
  • (812) 349-3738

Dog walking is an all-important chore, and dogs and their people enjoy walks more when they're taken alongside other canine company. All dog owners and animal lovers are invited to a one-mile, glow-in-the-dark walk on the B-Line Trail. The first 50 dogs receive a glow stick for their collars!... Learn more

Nature Sounds: Decomposers

The Nature Sounds series combines a live, acoustic performance by local musicians with an educational nature presentation about the sounds made and found in all of our outdoor spaces. Friday, October 11 · 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nature topic: Decomposers with musical guest Cellist Shuzo... Learn more

A Fair of the Arts

  • Recurring monthly on the 2nd Saturday until October 12, 2019
  • (812) 349-3725

Bloomington Parks and Recreation hosts a celebration of art and community with the sales, demonstrations, and displays of arts and fine crafts by local and regional artists. Visit the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market the second Saturdays of the Market season, then shop for the beautiful and... Learn more

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? Explore the stories that have outlived the deceased at one of Bloomington's first city cemeteries. The Monroe County History Center hosts... Learn more

Trick or Treat Trail

  • October 19, 2019
  • (812) 349-3738

The paved trail through the woods comes to life with your child's favorite movie, storybook, and fairy tale characters! Participate in games and strike a pose at a photo booth while you wait to go on the trail. We will also have taste testing of hocus-pocus healthy snacks and active, jumping... Learn more

Festival of Ghost Stories

An ink-black night with leering jack-o-lanterns and crisp cider set the stage for an evening of live storytelling beneath the stars. A Halloween-time tradition for more than 35 years, the Festival of Ghost Stories features haunting tales of ghosts and horror that will tingle the spine. Bring a... Learn more

Bloomington Pumpkin Launch

Fall has arrived and pumpkins are flying through the skies over the Monroe County Fairgrounds! Launcher teams send pumpkins soaring through the air in competitions for accuracy and distance. Get a team together to build and enter a pumpkin launching device! Not a builder? Not to... Learn more

Skate and Scare

Skate through our haunted house on ice to the sounds of spooky tunes. Come in costume for a chance to win prizes. Learn more

Soup Tasting

  • November 2, 2019
  • (812) 349-3738

Few things are more comforting than cold hands wrapped around a warm cup of soup. The weather may be cooling down, but the soup is heating up for the annual Soup Tasting on Showers Plaza. Celebrate this cool weather harvest from field and farm as area chefs showcase their expertise with this... Learn more

Yappy Hours- Yappy Howl-idays!

  • December 7, 2019
  • (812) 349-3748

Celebrate the holidays and have your dog's photo taken with Santa Paws! All well-behaved dogs are welcome. All dog park rules apply. Visit for a list of dog park rules. Learn more

Skate with Santa

Photo ops are available along with cookies and punch. Come dressed in your best ugly holiday sweater for a chance to win prizes! Learn more