1 Saturday / September 1, 2018

4th Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts

10:00 am to 06:00 pm
Fourth Street Festival of the Arts

The annual Labor Day Weekend show occurs in downtown Bloomington and is organized by local artists. The show hosts over 100 artisans from across the country who offer their work to the public, as well as live music, performance art, community booths, and kids’ activities. This is one of Bloomington’s most beloved traditions and has remained admission-free thanks to the help of our wonderful team of volunteers. To volunteer, email [email protected]

Children / Entertainment / Festivals / Live Music / Outdoors / Volunteering

1 Saturday / September 1, 2018

Writers Guild Spoken Word Stage

10:00 am to 06:00 pm on Sep 2
Intersection of Dunn and 4th Streets, 4th Street Arts Festival

Presented by the Writers Guild at Bloomington and supported in part by the Bloomington Arts Commission and the Fourth Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts

2 DAYS of spoken word entertainment!

Labor Day Weekend 2018:
Saturday, September 1 – 10:30am – 6pm
Sunday, September 2 – 10am – 5pm


Poetry On Demand ALL DAY BOTH DAYS!
You bring the inspiration, we make the poems.


10:30 . 5 Women Poets (poetry)
11:00 . Patsy Rahn (poetry)
11:30 . Merry MAC Players (theatre)
12:30 . Shana Ritter (poetry)
1:00 . Maria Hamilton Abegunde (poetry)
1:30 . Fig Tree Fellowship Radio Players (audio theatre)
2:30 . Mary Pat Lynch (fiction)
3:00 . Juliana Ramos Crespo (fiction)
3:30 . James Dorr (horror fiction)
4:00 . Shakespeare’s Monkey (poetry band)
4:30 . Bloomington High School South
5:00 . Butch D’Ambrosio (sonnets)
5:30 . Stephen Vincent Giles (storytelling)

10:00 . Eric Rensberger (poetry)
10:30 . New Leaf-New Life (poetry and fiction)
11:00 . Adam Henze (poetry)
11:30 . Monroe County Civic Theater
12:00 . Joan Hawkins (fiction)
12:30 . Lisa Kwong (poetry)
1:00 . Jasper Wirtshafter (poetry)
1:30 . Arbutus Cunningham (storytelling)
2:00 . Richard Hague (poetry)
2:30 . Cricket’s Bone Caravan (audio theatre)
3:30 . Michael Brockley (poetry)
4:00 . Jeffrey Pearson (poetry)
4:30 . Bloomington Storytellers Guild

Benefits / Children / Comedy / Entertainment / Festivals / LGBT / Live Music / Speakers / Spoken Word / Theater

1 Saturday / September 1, 2018

Bloomington Garlic Fest & Community Art Fair

11:00 am to 08:00 pm
Waldron Hill Buskirk (Third Street) Park, https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/parks/third-st-park , 331 S. Washington Street Bloomington

Animals / Children / Dance / Eat and Drink / Education / Entertainment / Festivals / Health / Live Music / Outdoors / Volunteering

1 Saturday / September 1, 2018

Bubble Fest at WonderLab

01:00 pm to 04:00 pm on Sep 3
WonderLab Museum of Science

This will be a return to WonderLab’s ICONIC bubble fest program! We are celebrating changes and growth in the museum by leaning into what has been awesome about WonderLab from the beginning – hands-on science learning that is engaging and enchanting for people of all ages.

Children / Education / Festivals

1 Saturday / September 1, 2018

Live Music at Oliver Winery

04:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Oliver Winery

Featuring: Cari Ray and the Shaky Legs

Live Music

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