See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Bloomington area, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
Saturdays 9am-1pm, from April through November, at 401 N Morton St, next to City Hall - Showers Building, locally grown produce, plants, prepared foods directly from farmers, local entertainment.
See a constantly updated list of things that are happening around town at the city website, day by day.
A film series presenting foreign-language, independent and classic American films, Screening venues: The IU Fine Arts Theaters, 1200 East 7th St; The Woodburn Hall Theater, 1100 East 7th St; Bear’s Place, 1316 E Third St; and The Fab Lab, 116 S Grant St. In summer The Ryder + Bloomington’s Dept of Parks and Recreation sponsor a free films series under the stars in Bryan Park
IU Bloomington produces over 1,100 musical performances, operas, ballets, and theater productions each year; most are free. These include: African American Arts Institute choral ensemble; Auditorium, IU Broadway touring companies; Ballet Theater productions; Jacobs School of Music festivals; Opera Theater classics and premieres; Theatre, Drama & Contemporary Dance. See info online.
April 30 + May 1, 2016, at First Unitarian Church, 2420 East Third St. The QMC spring concert with guest performances by the Cincinnati Men’s Chorus - featuring themes of bullying, justice, AIDS, and PRIDE, with pieces from GALA Choruses throughout the world, includes 2012 "Legacy of Life” + new work w/ words by poet/writer/QMC founding member Donovan Walling.
June 4, 2016, 10am-8pm, Owen County Courthouse, Spencer. Admission-free rural LGBTQI pride festival. The smallest Midwest town with large Pride. Typically 1500 people attend; small-town family-friendly, all-inclusive atmosphere. Live, all-day ENTERTAINMENT, guest host Suzanne Westenhoefer. MARKETPLACE FESTIVAL FOOD, RAFFLES, PET PRIDE PARADE, 50/50, FAMILY ACTIVITIES, FREE HIV TESTING.
June 18, 2016, 3-11 pm at Showers Common, next to Bloomington City Hall. Dozens of Bloomington’s best restaurants, wineries and breweries, plus live musical entertainment, for a festival atmosphere -- one of the best weekends of the year to be in Bloomington.
August 27, 2016. The third annual Summerfest in the heart of Bloomington, Indiana! Event kicks off with a walking parade on the B-Line noon-2pm and the festival will be a 2-11pm celebration of queer people and allies in Bloomington. See website for more of this year's plans.
January 26-28, 2017, at the the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, the 14th annual festival screenings and discussions to explore a wide variety of issues & situations that involve the LGBTQ communities. Event features 38 films, live performances, as well as parties and fringe events throughout the week. See program schedule at website: