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.
June 19, 2021, 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 26-28, 2021 (TBC). Bloomington PRIDE's 8th annual Saturday festival celebrates LGBTQ culture and community - usually from 3pm on E Kirkwood Ave. This past year was online with a streamed celebration across two days that included a vendor expo, workshops with activists and experts, wellness activities, music performances, and a dance party.
October 16, 2021. SAT 12-7pm, Owen County Courthouse, Spencer. Admission-free LGBTQI pride festival. Smallest Midwest town/ large Pride. Typically 1500 people attend; small-town family-friendly, all-inclusive atmosphere. Live, all-day ENTERTAINMENT, guest host. MARKETPLACE FESTIVAL FOOD, RAFFLES, PET PRIDE PARADE, 50/50, FAMILY ACTIVITIES, HIV TESTING.
Late February, 2022 (Not confirmed), two days at the the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, The Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival explores the lives and experiences of the LGBTQ+ community through feature-length and short films, talkbacks, and programming that promote community-wide attitudes of awareness, acceptance, and appreciation of diversity.