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DBA Event Calendar 2018


January 5         First Friday
January 20       Indoor Farmers Market, Grossinger Motors Arena – Front Street Entrance
February 2       FF- Tour de Chocolat’
February 17      Indoor Farmers’ Market, Grossinger Motors Arena – Front Street Entrance
March 2           First Friday

March 17         Indoor Farmers’ Market, Grossinger Motors Arena – Front Street Entrance

April 6             First Friday

April 21           Indoor Farmers Market, Grossinger Motors Arena – Front Street Entrance

May 4              First Friday

May 5              Opening Day of the 21st Anniversary Outdoor Farmers’ Market Season – Around the McLean County Museum of History Square. The Market runs every Saturday from May to October 7:30 a.m. to noon

June 1              First Friday

June 1-2-3        Downtown Bloomington Cogs and Corsets, a Central Illinois Steampunk happening

June 9th            WGLT Summer Concert on the Square

July 6               First Friday

July 14                City of Bloomington Criterium Bike Race

July 20-22        Lincoln Festival on Rt. 66

Aug. 3rd           First Friday Sunrise Rotary Brats and Bags

Aug. 18            Front Street Festival
Sept. 7              First Friday
October 5         First Friday

Oct. 26             Downtown Trick or treat
Oct. 27             Howl at the market – last outdoor market
November 2     First Friday- Autumn Art Walk
Nov. 17             Indoor Thanksgiving Farmers Market – Grossinger Motors Arena
Nov. 24           Small Business Saturday

Dec 7 &8         First Friday – Once Upon a Holiday Live Holiday Window Vignettes
Lighting of Wither’s Tree
Christmas at the Courthouse

December 15    Indoor Farmers’ Market, Grossinger Motors Arena – Front Street Entrance

FF = First Friday

 

 

Performances, Exhibits & Special Event


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Hours of Operation: 10 am – 7 pm Tuesdays; 10 am – 5 pm Wed. – Fri; Noon -4 Saturdays

 

 

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McLean County Museum of History : 200 N. Main
Hours of Operation: Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm ( Open until 9 pm Tuesdays)

Current Exhibits:

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Making a Home: An exhibit celebrating family,community and culture.
Abraham Lincoln in McLean County
Encounter on the Prairie
Hands On Pioneer Discovery Room
Courthouse Exhibit

 

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AND BE SURE TO VISIT THE
Cruisin’ With Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center – information and celebration of the famous “Mother Road”, Route 66. Gift shop featuring Illinois products, books, toys and games for children, collectibles and much more.

 


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2018 Events at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts

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February 2, 7:30 p.m. – Star Wars & Beyond, The Best of John Williams
February 3, 7:30 p.m. – PUSH Physical Theatre presents Dracula
February 7, 7:30 p.m. – Gobsmacked
February 23, 7:30 p.m.  – Carbon Leaf and Sister Hazel
February 24, 7:30 p.m. – Ed Asner: A Man and His Prostate
March 10, 2 & 7:00 p.m – Sound of Illinois 76th Annual Show
March 20, 7:30 p.m. – The Freshman (1925)
March 22, 7:30 p.m. – Switchback
April 5, 7:30 p.m – Kansas
April 14, 7:30 p.m. – Frank Ferrante in An Evening with Groucho
April 27, 6:30 p.m. – Journey to Oz
April 28, 7:30 p.m. – Matthew Curry and Edward David Anderson’s Black Dirt Revival
May 3, 7:30 p.m. – Kinky Boots

FIRST FRIDAYS – Guided Behind the Curtain Tours 5 pm – 7 pm.
Led by a group of specially trained docents, you’ll not only see the beautiful neo-Classical interior design of the BCPA, but learn about the history and recent renovations to the building.You won’t want to miss this surprising, informative and fun-filled look at one of Bloomington’s most beloved and thriving buildings. Bring your stories, your questions and above all, your curiosity.

  at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts

February 2, 7:30 p.m. – Star Wars & Beyond, The Best of John Williams

February 24, 7:30 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church – Rock me Amadeus

March 23, 7:30 p.m. Pipe Dreams

April 29, 3 p.m. Beautifully Beethoven and Brahms

May 4, 10 & 12:15 – Green Eggs and Ham Concert for Kids


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Winter Farmers Market – 10 a.m. to noon U.S. Cellular Coliseum Front Street Concourse

November 18 – Thanksgiving Market – Pepsi Ice Center Entrance
December 16
January 20
February 17
March 17
April 21

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Downtown Development Division

115 E. Washington
Bloomington, Illinois 61701

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