Don’t forget these end of summer activities!

Don’t forget to enjoy these end of summer activities
in Bloomington while you stay at the 

Festivals & Markets

Bruëgala Beer & Music Festival

Aug. 24, 2012 – Aug. 25, 2012 , 6:30 pm

FRIDAY @ 6:00PM: Young Dubliners

SATURDAY @ 5:00PM: JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound

Enjoy great music outdoors on the CEFCU Summer Stage! Food and beverage
vendors will be on-site offering something for everyone. 

Cost: $15

Event Type:


Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts

600 N East Street

Bloomington, IL 61701


Sweet Corn Blues Festival

Aug. 25, 2012 – Aug. 26, 2012

Over 16 tons of sweetcorn, cooked by an antique steam
engine or bagged by the dozen, will be on sale August 25 and 26 at the
24th annual Uptown Normal Sweet Corn Blues Festival.

Help celebrate the harvest with plenty of good food, free entertainment
featuring Central Illinois blues bands and a large arts, crafts and flea market. Many Uptown businesses will be holding special sales as well.


Event Type: Festival 
Uptown Normal



You Can’t Take it With You

Aug. 30, 2012 – Sep. 9, 2012

Preview: August 30, 2012
Performances: August 31-September 2, 6-9, 2012

Winner of the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, You Can’t Take it With You
tells the tale of the Sycamore family. At first they seem mad, but it is
not long before you realize that if they are mad, then the rest of the
world is madder!
Event Type:

Performing Arts 

Community Players Theatre
201 Robinhood Lane
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 663-2121


Victorian Elegance

Aug. 25, 2012 – Aug. 25, 2012 , 1:00, 3:00

Join us for an afternoon of “Victorian Elegance” at the
David Davis Mansion. Your afternoon will begin with Victorian tea,
served inside the beautiful mansion. While you enjoy your tea, you will
be treated to a back-to-school style show. Once tea is over, “The Tea Ladies” will delight you with tales of “Outrageous Etiquette” of the Victorian Era. Your afternoon will be complete as you
enjoy an elegant performance of the classical ballet, “Les Sylphides”,
by members of the USA Ballet Youth Ensemble.


Event Type: Family Friendly


David Davis Mansion

1000 Monroe Dr.

Bloomington, IL 61701-3333


For more information visit the Bloomington/Normal Convention of Visitor’s Bureau website!

McLean County MissFits Roller Derby

Aug. 25, 2012 – Aug. 25, 2012 , 4:00pm – 8:30pm

The McLean County MissFits will be hosting an
action-packed double header, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit
Home Sweet Home!

The first bout is a rematch between 2 MissFits home teams– CupQuakes
vs. pTERRORdactyls.
The second bout will feature MissFits Alpha Betties vs. Southland


$10 in advance, $15 at the door
Event Type: Family Friendly

Interstate Center

2301 W. Market St.

Bloomington, IL 61795

For more information visit the Bloomington/Normal Convention of Visitor’s Bureau website! 

Bicycle Ride for Ag Education

Sep 3, 2012 – Sep 5, 2012 , Registration & Kickoff begin at 3 pm on Mon, 9/3/12

17th annual Bike Ride for Illinois Agriculture in the
See IAA Foundation website for details and registration information.
Cross Country ride with 1 & 2 day participation options;
Intermediate routes are approx. 30 mi; Extreme routes are approx. 80 mi.
Full SAG service, safe routes, fun evening activities.

price varies on length of ride. Early Bird registration for complete ride – $70 Event Type: Sports

All routes begin & end in LeRoy, IL. 
Ride travels through McLean, DeWitt & Piatt counties

1701 Towanda Ave


For more information visit the Bloomington/Normal Convention of Visitor’s Bureau website!



701 East Taylor Street
Bloomington, IL 61701 
Phone: 309.828.8816
Toll Free: 877.346.6488
Fax: 309.828.2596

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