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12th Annual Bloomington Polar Bear Plunge

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Fairfax Beach, Fairfax Road, Bloomington IN
http://www.bloomingtonpolarbearplunge.org

This year will marks the 12th Annual Plunge … January 1st at 11:00AM at Fairfax Beach near Four Winds Resort in Bloomington. It’s a plunge into the frigid waters of Lake Monroe – and a seriously fun time for all !!

The 2016 Polar Bear Plunge is a free event — everyone is welcome! Certificates of Achievement will be awarded to all registered participants. This year’s theme is ugly sweaters.

T-shirts commemorating the event will be available at the event. All proceeds from the t-shirt sales go to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.

For more information, check out our website: bloomingtonpolarbearplunge.org or email Cindy at cindyduffy@gmail.com”

Benefits / Comedy / Fitness / Outdoors

28 Tuesday / May 28, 2019

People’s Park Presents Robby Lake

04:30 pm to 06:00 pm
People's Park
https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/events/concerts

Looking for something fun and relaxing to do as you wind down from a busy day? Join us in People’s Park every Tuesday from 4:30-6:00 p.m. for free, live music. Come out to hear old favorites or discover new faces in the local music scene!

Robby Lake plays original folk songs plus more!

Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors

1 Saturday / June 1, 2019

Cari Ray Live at Oliver Winery

04:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Oliver Winery
https://www.oliverwinery.com/visit/events

Enjoy the acoustic style of Cari Ray on the Oliver Winery Patio.

Children / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors

4 Tuesday / June 4, 2019

Tuesday Market

04:00 pm to 07:00 pm on Sep 24
Sixth and Madison Streets
https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/events

DATES: Tuesday’s June 4th through September 24th from 4pm to 7pm

Make your weekdays as fresh and tasty as your weekends! The Tuesday Market offers a second chance to stock up on your favorite farm-grown foods. Stop by on your way home from work to enjoy local produce as well as live music, with free parking in the Showers Common after 5 p.m. The Tuesday Market is located next to Bloomingfoods Near West Side at the intersection of Sixth and Madison Streets.

Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors / Volunteering

4 Tuesday / June 4, 2019

People’s Park Presents Sarah Cassady

04:30 pm to 06:00 pm
People's Park
https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/events/concerts

Looking for something fun and relaxing to do as you wind down from a busy day? Join us in People’s Park every Tuesday from 4:30-6:00 p.m. for free, live music. Come out to hear old favorites or discover new faces in the local music scene!

Sarah Cassady is an acoustic singer-songwriter!

Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors

7 Friday / June 7, 2019

4th and Rogers Block Party

05:00 pm to 09:00 pm
4th Street and Rogers Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/617758975372975/

Welcome Summer with 4th and Rogers Block Party on Friday, June 7

BLOOMINGTON, IND. — All are invited to celebrate the beginning of Bloomington summer with a First Friday block party on the evening of Friday, June 7 from 5–9 PM. West Fourth Street will be closed for a block on either side of Rogers Street with plentiful art, food, music, and activities for all ages.

The event is organized with the participation of a large group of neighborhood partners, including: FAR Center for Contemporary Arts & Pictura Gallery, I Fell, Rainbow Bakery, Secretly Group, WFHB, rock paper scissors, Lotus, Ardent Instruments, Cicada Cinema, The Bike Shop, Satori Martial Arts, Power Plant Gallery, Persimmon Inn, Oona, Siosi Design, Goat Conspiracy Farm, The Venue Fine Arts, Artisan Alley, Gather, Pili’s Party Taco, Rasta Pops, and more.

Vegan barbeque from Rainbow Bakery, Mexican food from Pili’s Party Taco, frozen treats from Rasta Pops, and gluten-free ice cream sandwiches from Oona will all be on offer for dinner or after-dinner enjoyment. Sets by Busman’s Holiday, DJs from Secretly Group, and a local jazz combo will be happening throughout the evening.

For families, Lotus will offer art-making activities, goats from Goat Conspirary Farm will make an appearance, and plenty of sidewalk chalk will be available for impromptu creation. Satori Martial Arts will provide live martial arts demos for adults and kids.

Indoors, visitors can view exciting new work by several artists as part of Gallery Walk. Pictura Gallery is exhibiting photography work by Leigh Merrill (“This Place”), with a pop-up exhibit of woodworking and photography by Siosi Design in their theater space. Rainbow Bakery is opening a show of work by Bloomington multimedia artist Mitch Rainey. I Fell will be opening an exhibition of new art, TBA, and Power Plant Gallery (in the basement of I Fell) will have cool stuff going on. Cicada Cinema will be screening the best of the Instant Gratification Movie Challenge continuously inside Ardent Instruments, with a 10-year-anniversary celebration of the beloved community filmmaking event in the I Fell after the block party has died down.

Down the block near Third and Rogers, the offices of Secretly Group will also have open doors, with a staff art show in their breezeway.

Check out the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/617758975372975/
Co-sponsored by WFHB

Animals / Children / Dance / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Exhibits / Festivals / Films / Live Music / Outdoors

8 Saturday / June 8, 2019

Bloomington Handmade Market Summer Fair

09:00 am to 03:00 pm
Downtown Bloomington
http://www.bloomingtonhandmademarket.com

The Bloomington Handmade Market brings you our second annual Summer Fair this June 8, from 9a-3p in downtown Bloomington on the square! The BHM has been bringing you independent, modern handmade art and craft for 10+ years. We want to celebrate with you with 30+ local handmade vendors, Cardinal Spirits, DJ Maddog, and kids’ activities with local non-profits.!

Returning to 6th street on the north side of the square in Downtown Bloomington, BHM is the only locally-curated handmade indie craft show featuring fun and quirky artisans, makers, crafters, and designers from all over the Midwest. The over 30 regional artists will showcase an incredible selection of modern handmade goods such as jewelry, screen printed t-shirts, bath and body products, children’s toys, wood furniture, local foods, and much more.

This year in addition to our makers, you can find the Persisterhood, a local non-profit handmade business donating their profits to Moms Demand Action.
To see a list of this year’s vendors, please visit https://www.bloomingtonhandmademarket.com/makers-2019.html or follow us on Facebook and Instagram @bloomingtonhandmademarket.

The Bloomington Handmade Market is free to attend and metered street parking is available for $1 per hour, as well as the garages downtown (Morton St, and Scotty’s Garage – .50 hour, first hour free).

Children / Festivals / Outdoors

8 Saturday / June 8, 2019

The Bloomington Trail Outdoor Escape Room

01:00 pm to 07:00 pm on Jun 9
Winslow Woods Park, 2120 S Highland Ave, Bloomington, IN 47401
https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/events

“It’s a long and arduous trek from the small town of Indianapolis to the new settlement of Bloomington. Your party of settlers will need to make it through the forest with all your gear intact, most of your oxen alive, and the majority of your party healthy!

This adventure pits the wit and ingenuity of your group against a series of obstacles and challenges you must overcome to successfully complete your journey to Bloomington-in 60 minutes or less!

Registration fee is per team of three to six people.

This event is designed for the logic and problem-solving abilities of adults. Children younger than 10 yrs. are welcome to join their families for free, and will not be counted toward the total number of group members.”

Outdoors

8 Saturday / June 8, 2019

Dance in the Park McCormicks Creek

02:00 pm to 03:00 pm
McCormicks Creek State Park

Workshop Details:

All ages, all abilities workshop. Participants will be guided through development of movement phrases based on inspiration from the park. These phrases will be put together to form short dances. The inspiration will be from movement observed, shapes of branches, sounds, etc., noticed during a brief walk. Members of the Windfall Dance Company will be assisting the participants.

*While we do not charge for the workshop, regular park entry fees do apply.

Children / Dance / Entertainment / Fitness / Outdoors

8 Saturday / June 8, 2019

Straight Davis Live at Oliver Winery

04:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Oliver Winery
https://www.oliverwinery.com/visit/events

Enjoy live music on the Oliver Winery Patio.

Children / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors

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