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July 2018

Bistro 25th Anniversary Block Party

July 28 @ 3:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday July 28, street party starts at 3 – all ages welcome. Entertainment Line up: 3:30-6 Mongolian Death Wyrm, 6-7  Marcos Mendez, Alex Jordine and Ethan Potter and Jake Orris 7-9 Drag Show hosted by Sharon ShareAlike and DJ Thom Rakestraw Closing out the outside portion is the one and only DJ Squessa  who will take us down a music memory lane. Then the party moves inside for one more show Also featuring: Oogies Food Truck! Mister Softee Ice Cream! Find out more »
August 2018

BN Sunrise Rotary Brats and Bags Fundraiser

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
10th Annual Sunrise Rotary Brats and Bags Fundraiser Friday, August 3 – Part of the August FIRST FRIDAY 11AM-1PM: Lunch and live entertainment on the square in downtown Bloomington Take a break on the lawn or lounge at the picnic tables over a fresh grilled brat, chips, and a soft drink while listening to the tropical tones of Toocan. Drive Thru Service and Lunch Delivery is available! Treat your team or your clients! 3:30PM: Bags tournament area opens for team registration and… Find out more »

August First Friday

August 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Bloomington,
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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First Fridays are an opportunity to explore the diversity of Downtown Bloomington, retailers, restaurants and art galleries. Many of our businesses extend their hours until 8 p.m. on the First Friday of the month. In August, many of the art galleries and studios will be celebrating Color your World within Downtown Bloomington. Check back closer to the event for a complete listing of businesses. Find out more »

Front Street Music Fest

August 18 @ 2:00 am - 10:00 pm
Front Street,
105 W. Front St.
Bloomington, IL , IL 61701 United States
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Featuring vendors, Food, Beer and wine tent, and the LIVE MUSIC of: Ryan Byfield & Nucleus The Brazillionaires Dreaming in Colour YamBeque Lefty Preachin Blues Blues Billy Branch and the SOBs Admission is FREE! Find out more »
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