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April 2018

April First Friday

April 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Bloomington,
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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Check out our various art galleries, retailers and restaurants as they extend their hours until 8 p.m. Our art galleries and studios will be hosting their annual Area Artist Invitational. Check back later for a list of the participating businesses. Find out more »

DBA Trivia Night Fundraiser

April 20 @ 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Eagles Aerie #527,
313 S. Main
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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IT’S BACK!! OUR 5th ANNUAL DBA TRIVIA NIGHT! A FUNDRAISER FOR THE DOWNTOWN BLOOMINGTON ASSOCIATION When: Friday, April 20, 6-10 pm ( doors will open at 5:30 for dinner!) Where: Eagles Aerie #527, 313 S. Main Street Gather your friends for a fun night of Trivia Fun! Teams of 8 will play 8 rounds of questions about history, sports, science and, of course, BLOOMINGTON. SIGN UP YOUR TEAM HERE!    Find out more »

April Indoor Market

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grossinger Motors Arena,
101 S. Madison St.
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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The Indoor Farmers’ Market takes place in the Front Street Corridor of the Grossinger Motors Arena. Parking is available across the street in the Butler lot. Sara Quah will be performing from 10 am – 12 pm. Support your local vendors throughout the year. While you are at the market, visit Mid Central Community Action, Inc. 2018 Community Innovation Fair which will be happening just down the hall from the market from 11-2 p.m. Check back for a map of the participating vendors. Find out more »
May 2018

Opening Day of the 2018 Outdoor Farmers’ Market

May 5 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
McLean County Museum of History,
200 North Main
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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We’re opening up the outdoor season by celebrating Cinco De Mayo at the market! Western Avenue Community Center will be joining us as our community bake sale and will be doing activities to celebrate the Hispanic culture in the Kids’ Zone ! Come pick up delicious and fresh products like meats, eggs, cheeses, breads, baked goods, and more! Grab your groceries and listen to Tyler Sweitzer perform. The market runs from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm. We will post the… Find out more »
June 2018

Cogs and Corsets: A Steampunk Happening

June 1 @ 4:00 pm - June 3 @ 2:00 pm
Downtown Bloomington,
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The Cogs & Corsets festival takes place throughout six square blocks of historic Downtown Bloomington. This area is home to over 90 shops, galleries, and restaurants… many in historic buildings with ties to Abraham Lincoln. The galleries will be featuring local artists’ new work and even hosting visiting artists whose pieces exude that Steampunk vibe. The Museum of History will be the site of history presentations and our Tea Room, and one block away a stunning Tesla Coil demonstration will light… Find out more »
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