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May 2017

May First Friday / Area Artist Invitational

May 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Map and business listing 2017-2a ITS FIRST FRIDAY DOWNTOWN, AND WE ARE STAYING OPEN LATE JUST FOR YOU! That’s right – on the FIRST FRIDAY of EVERY month, our businesses stay open later, to give a chance to come down for shopping, dining, browsing and end enjoying the wonderful hub of arts and entertainment located in the heart of our city! These participating businesses are looking forward to helping you find just the right gift for MOM or your favorite… Find out more »
June 2017

Cogs and Corsets; A Steampunk Happening

June 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Bloomington,
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  We are so excited to be introducing this BRAND NEW June First Friday – an event so big we’ve filled the WHOLE WEEKEND! First things first – ITS A FIRST FRIDAY DOWNTOWN! Our retailers and galleries are staying open later just for YOU – we hope you’ll come down and rediscover what our amazing city center has to offer!  HERE’S THE OFFICIAL FIRST FRIDAY MAP AND BUSINESS LISTING And here is more information on the First Annual Cogs and… Find out more »
July 2017

July First Friday- Artistic Freedom and Picnics in the Park

July 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Summer Fun Continues Downtown with our July First Friday, Artistic Freedom and Picnics in the Park. Grab dinner, and sit and enjoy our many outdoor seating areas downtown. Celebrate Summer Fun with the Shops on Center Street! AS ALWAYS, OUR PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES EXTEND THEIR BUSINESS HOURS SO THEY CAN MEET AND GREET NEW CUSTOMERS, AND GIVE THANKS TO THEIR ALREADY LOYAL FANS! CHECK OUT THE FULL Map and business listing 2017 and plan YOUR Down time!  ALSO HAPPENING FIRST FRIDAY: Trades… Find out more »
August 2017

August First Friday

August 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Bloomington,
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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LIVE STREET ART! We are celebrating Live! Street Art. Check out our fantastic art galleries, retail stores, restaurants and bars as they stay open until 8 p.m. on the First Friday of every month. Map and business listing 2017 Find out more »
September 2017

September First Friday – September 1

September 1 @ 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
September’s First Friday is LOADED with creativity! We welcome the students back with a FALL FASHION Tour de Couture. Participating Retailers will preview that hottest looks for fall/winter. GREAT things are arriving- This First Friday is not to be missed! Check out all of the businesses that will be participating, Map and business listing 2017 And at the same time, or fantastic ART GALLERIES will be hosting NIGHT OF THE EXQUISITE CORPSE, and intriguing, collaborative exercise that began as a parlor… Find out more »
October 2017

October 1st Friday : Tour de Metro / ART Scavenger Hunt

October 6 @ 4:00 am - 8:00 pm
It’s October’s First Friday! We have so much to enjoy, starting with our annual loft showcase, the TOUR de METRO! Come see why so many people are choosing to live Downtown! The tour starts at 4:00, to give you extra time to see the sights! GET YOUR TOUR TICKETS HERE! Tour Map one sheet And it wouldn’t be a Downtown First Friday without our wonderful ARTISTS! They will be hosting an interactive ART SCAVENGER HUNT throughout the downtown, starting at… Find out more »
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Bloomington, Illinois 61701