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Welcome to Downtown Bloomington


Whether you’re looking for a relaxing browse, searching for
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Spend a little or a lot for great value and high-quality meals in
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The high energy emanating from our Downtown is
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From art galleries to performing arts, there’s something
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Downtown Bloomington is a wonderful place to
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Signature Events and Projects

Downtown Bloomington Route 66 Cruise In and Car Show

Classic Cars, Muscle Cars, Antiques and Street Rods will be on display...

Adopt-A-Pot Program

Thanks to the cooperative efforts of the city, volunteers, local businesses, community...

Downtown Trivia Night

The Annual Downtown Trivia night promises to be filled with even MORE...

DBA Farmers' Market

The Downtown Bloomington Association Farmers’ Market is a producer-only market offering a...

F1rst Fr1days in Downtown Bloomington : A Reason To Celebrate!

Looking for something fun to do on Friday nights? Then you’re in luck, because First Fridays in Downtown Bloomington are a reason to celebrate!
Experience the best of Bloomington’s art, shopping, dining and entertainment when vendors stay open from 5pm to 8pm.  Many businesses welcome visitors by offering special savings and exciting events. Enjoy live music, wine tastings, and delicious meal deals.
Read more about our F1rst Fr1days . . .

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Whether you’re looking for a relaxing browse, searching for a particular title or on a mission to find that special gift, we think you’ll enjoy visiting our shops.


Spend a little or a lot for great value and high-quality meals in Downtown Bloomington. Menus vary as much as the choices. Just about every street has extraordinary and fine-dining options.


Downtown Bloomington is an enviable mix of business sectors, from the ever-growing global health and insurance to the impassioned world of digital communication, banking, accounting and more.


No matter the season, the reason for special events in Downtown Bloomington remains the same: to get people involved. Downtown Bloomington is the heart of the community.


Professional sports, lively nightlife, and tourist attractions, supported by a vibrant athletic, cultural and performing arts community.


May marks the anticipated launch of the outdoor Farmers Market, held each Saturday morning through the end of October. About 40 vendors set up shop around the old courthouse and attract 1,500 to 2,500 consumers who are hungry for fresh, local goodies.

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Economic Development Department

115 E. Washington, Ste. 302
Bloomington, Illinois 61701