The City of Bloomington is extending its celebration of community with a Street Fair on Kirkwood Avenue. The Street Fair is an opportunity to use Bloomington’s city streets in new ways: To meet neighbors, find out more about local businesses and organizations, and celebrate our city and its residents. Local businesses and community groups will host displays and interactive activities along Kirkwood Avenue, which will be closed for the Street Fair. Multiple stages will feature music of all kinds, and pop-up performances include poetry readings, dance, and more. Food trucks and Kirkwood Avenue restaurants have plenty of delicious food. Celebrate community and togetherness at the Bloomington Street Fair!
28 Sunday / April 28, 2019
12:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Kirkwood Ave. between Walnut St. and Indiana Ave.
24 Saturday / August 24, 2019
10:00 am to 04:00 pm
Monroe Convention Center
Makevention (August 24, 10am-4pm at the Monroe Convention Center) is an annual celebration of the DIY spirit in Bloomington, Indiana. Makers from Bloomington and the surrounding region will be there showing off their projects and engaging attendees in making activities. For those that want to more hands on learning, we will once again have workshops.
The event is family friendly, intended for all ages/skill levels, and free.
26 Thursday / September 26, 2019
Multiple venues in downtown Bloomington
Save the date for the 26th annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival as it returns to the heart of Bloomington, Indiana, September 26-29, 2019. We look forward to our 26th year of filling the downtown streets with an eclectic blend of global sound and spectacle.
For more than two decades, the non-profit Lotus Education and Arts Foundation has transformed downtown Bloomington into an exuberant world of music for one blissful, boisterous September weekend, in addition to providing a full range of multicultural music and art programming throughout the year. The Festival features a mix of ticketed evening events and plenty of free programming for the entire family to enjoy.
From outdoor dance tents to contemplative church venues and historic theaters, and from the kid-friendly Lotus in the Park to art exhibitions and a swirling street scene, the Lotus vibe is one of exuberant energy, vivid colors, and delectably diverse soundscapes.