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May 2018

May First Friday

May 4 @ 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 celebrating Spring into Art as their theme. Download this Map and business listing 2018 to find out what businesses are participating and the great specials and activities you will find throughout the Downtown Area. Find out more »
June 2018
$5

Cogs and Corsets: A Steampunk Happening

June 1 @ 4:00 pm - June 3 @ 2:00 pm
Downtown Bloomington,
61701
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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 »
July 2018

July First Friday

July 6 @ 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 July, many of the art galleries and studios will be celebrating Artistic Freedom within Downtown Bloomington. Check out this Map and business listing 2018 of all of the participating businesses. 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. Here is the list of participating businesses for this month’s First Friday, Map and business listing 2018 Find out more »
September 2018

September First Friday

September 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Bloomington,
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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Check out all of the fun things happening as part of this month’s First Friday. Many of our art galleries will be engaging people with Art Stories/Ask an artist, which is your chance to ask the downtown artists things you wanted to know about their work, inspiration, skill development, etc. We will also be partnering with the McLean County Museum of History to celebrate Grand opening: Working for a Living. Check Map and business listing 2018-final to see what the participating businesses… Find out more »
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