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 – still that Main Street where people go when they want to spend time with friends and family.
From art galleries to performing arts, Downtown has entertainment for everyone.
Bloomington Public LibraryBloomington Public Library Owner/Contact: Georgia Bouda
The mission of the Bloomington Public Library is to provide a helpful and friendly place for people of all ages to gain access to and enjoy the world of information; to support lifelong learning; and to be a partner for coping with change.
Castle Theatre, TheCastle Theatre, The Owner/Contact: Rory O’Connor
The Castle opens its doors to the next generation of dreamers seeking entertainment along Bloomington’s Cultural District with a diverse mix of live music, corporate, public and private events. The Castle is the most exciting live music venue between St Louis, Chicago and Indianapolis.
Cruisin’ With Lincoln on 66 Visitors CenterCruisin’ With Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center Owner/Contact: Beth Whisman
Located on the ground floor of the Nationally Accredited, Award-Winning McLean County Museum of History, this 1200 Sq. ft visitors center highlights two types of heritage tourism integral to Central Illinois; Historic Route 66 and Abraham Lincoln.
DaddiosDaddios Owner/Contact: Butch Thompson & Gary Pagano
Daddios is the place to be, to have all your weekend needs met. Located in the heart of downtown Bloomington, Illinois, Daddios is host to an unmatchable setting for live entertainment as well as all the necessities for a remarkable nightlife. With its friendly, quick serving staff behind the bar, nightly drink specials, and our incredible sound system and dance floor; Daddios serves as entertainment oasis for locals and college students in the Bloomington area.
David Davis MansionDavid Davis Mansion Owner/Contact: Jeanne Riordan
This elegant, 36 room estate of Judge David Davis was completed in 1872 and is a model of mid-Victorian style and taste with Italianate and Second Empire architectural features. Davis, friend and mentor to Abraham Lincoln, served as a United States Supreme Court Justice and was a key contributor during Lincoln’s bid for the 1860 Presidential nomination. His Bloomington home, which remained in the Davis family for three succeeding generations, provided a focal point for the social, cultural and political life of the community. The estate offers tours for both groups and individuals. Arrangements can also be made for a special Tea Ladies program at the mansion.
Open Wednesday – Sunday, 9:00 – 5pm