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September 2018

Downtown Events – Fall / Winter 2018

September 11 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
    Downtown Events                                               Fall and Winter Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts: September 7 – EmiSunshine September 13 – An Evening with Dailey & Vincent September 29 – Aquila Theatre Presents: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein September 30 – Jedi Academy October 11 – Jeanne Robertson October 12 – Black Violin: Classical Boom Tour October 17 – Whose Live Anyway? October 18 – Campania Flamenca Eduardo Guerrero October 19 – Illinois Symphony Orchestra – Illinois Bicentennial Celebration October 23 – Silent Film… Find out more »
October 2018

Downtown Trick or Treat

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Downtown Bloomington,
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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Several Downtown Bloomington businesses will be handing out candy or treats to youth trick or treaters. We will post the list of participating businesses closer to the date. Find out more »
November 2018

Main Street America Transformation Strategy Development Workshop

November 6
Reality on Monroe
We are pleased to announce a visit from Main Street America Vice President Matt Wagner, who will lead us in a Transformation Strategy Development Workshop. This technical visit is made possible through Downtown’s continuing designation as a Main Street Community in the National Main Street Program TRANSFORMATION STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:The Transformation Strategy Development Technical Visit is an important service provided to assist existing communities define community-informed and market-driven strategies that can direct and strengthen their revitalization efforts. The day-long,… Find out more »

Small Business Saturday

November 24 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Downtown Bloomington,
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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY! #SUPPORTLOCAL Hop on the trolley and shop the small businesses of Downtown Bloomington this holiday season! Giveaways while supplies last! Saturday, November 24, 2018 Find out more »
December 2018


December 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
PLEASE JOIN US FOR YOUR 20TH ANNUAL JEAN ANDERSON AWARDS RECEPTION! WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 5-7 PM AT THE BISTRO This annual Downtown Tradition recognizes the hard working volunteers who make all things possible downtown! It is our DBA Holiday Gathering, an evening of good friends enjoying each other and celebrating another great  year DOWNTOWN! The Jean Anderson Downtown Improvement Award is given to an individual chosen by their peers in recognition of their commitment to Downtown Improvement. The Farmers’ Market… Find out more »
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Bloomington, Illinois 61701