End of Summer FUN!

End your Summer with FUN!  Stay at the 
and attend these fantastic Bloomington events!

Festivals & Markets

Cultural Festival
Aug. 17, 2012 – Aug. 19, 2012

Cultural Festival Weekend
Friday – Sunday, August 17 – 19
Miller Park BandstandCultural Festival Weekend is a three-day event that includes cultural
and ethnic food vendors; entertainment that features local and national R
& B, Blues, Country, Jazz, Classical,
Gospel Performers, and Dance Groups.
Cost: FREE 

Event Type: Festival 

Miller Park Bandstand
1020 S. Morris
Bloomington, IL
800.433.8226
For more information visit the Bloomington/Normal Convention of Visitor’s Bureau website!
 
3rd Sunday MarketAug. 19, 2012 – Aug. 19, 2012 , 8AM-4PM

From May to October, thousands of Midwestern collectors
clear their calendars to shop the 3rd Sunday Market, an event devoted
exclusively to the finest in antiques, collectibles, crafts, and garden.
A Bloomington tradition since 1988, the indoor/outdoor sale features
more than 450 top dealers, representing 17 states.

Cost:
$6 

Event Type: Family Friendly 

Interstate Center2301 W. Market Street

Bloomington, IL

(217) 202-2847

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

 

Bruëgala Beer & Music FestivalAug. 24, 2012 – Aug. 25, 2012 , 6:30 pm

FRIDAY @ 6:00PM: Young DublinersSATURDAY @ 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:
Festival 

Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts600 N East Street

Bloomington, IL 61701

309-434-2777

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

 

Sweet Corn Blues FestivalAug. 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.

Cost:
FREE 

Event Type: Festival 
Uptown Normal309-454-2444

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

 

Performances

The 107.7 The Bull Listener Appreciation Party featuring Brushfire
Aug. 17, 2012 – Aug. 17, 2012 , 9:00PM

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
This event is 21 and over.The Castle Theatre is located in Downtown Bloomington and features local
and national emerging and established touring artists in a variety of
music types, including Rock, Alternative Rock , Americana, Alternative
Country, Blues, Jazz and Contemporary Alternative.

Cost: $8 

Event Type: Performing Arts 

The Castle Theatre

209 E. Washington Street

Bloomington, IL 61701

309.820.0352
For more information visit the Bloomington/Normal Convention of Visitor’s Bureau website!

All-White Summer Party featuring DJ Rated AG and DJ Mondo
Aug. 18, 2012 – Aug. 18, 2012 , 9:00PM

Old School Meets New School.
Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
This event is 21 and over. Dress to Impress!

The Castle Theatre is located in Downtown Bloomington and features local
and national emerging and established touring artists in a variety of
music types, including Rock, Alternative Rock , Americana, Alternative Rock , Americana, Alternative Country, Blues, Jazz and Contemporary Alternative.

Cost: $15-20

Event Type: Performing Arts

 
The Castle Theatre
209 E. Washington Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.820.0352

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

John Hiatt and The Combo

Aug. 21, 2012 – Aug. 21, 2012 , 7:30PM

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm
This event is 21 and over.

The Castle Theatre is located in Downtown Bloomington and features local
and national emerging and established touring artists in a variety of
music types, including Rock, Alternative Rock , Americana, Alternative
Country, Blues, Jazz and Contemporary Alternative.

Cost:
$35-45 
Event Type: Family Friendly

 
The Castle Theatre

209 E. Washington Street

Bloomington, IL 61701

309.820.0352
For more information visit the Bloomington/Normal Convention of Visitor’s Bureau website!

Lyle Lovett

Aug. 22, 2012 – Aug. 22, 2012 , 7:30 pm

For nearly three decades, Lyle Lovett has defined the
modern Texas singer-songwriter. Fusing elements of the blues, country,
folk, gospel and jazz, four-time Grammy winner Lovett in a career that
spans 14 albums and more than four million records sold has created his
own style of Americana, defying convention and breaking down barriers along the way.

Event Type:
Performing Arts

 

Bloomington Center for ther Performing Arts600 North East Street

Bloomington, IL 61701

309-434-2777

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

CURREN$YAug. 23, 2012 – Aug. 23, 2012 , 8:00PM

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
This event is all ages.The Castle Theatre is located in Downtown Bloomington and features local
and national emerging and established touring artists in a variety of
music types, including Rock, Alternative Rock , Americana, Alternative
Country, Blues, Jazz and Contemporary Alternative,
Cost: $20-23  

Event Type: Performing Arts 

The Castle Theatre
209 E. Washington Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.820.0352
For more information visit the Bloomington/Normal Convention of Visitor’s Bureau website!

 

You Can’t Take it With YouAug. 30, 2012 – Sep. 9, 2012

Preview: August 30, 2012
Performances: August 31-September 2, 6-9, 2012Winner 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
For more information visit the Bloomington/Normal Convention of Visitor’s Bureau website!

Other

Nickel Plate Railroad Exhibit

Aug. 18, 2012 – Aug. 18, 2012 , 12-4pm

The Central Illinois Railroad Club hosts the Nickel
Plate Railroad steam Locomotive #639 and Southern Pacific caboose. The
exhibit is located near the north entrance to Miller Park, off West Wood
Street. The exhibit is open from noon to 4:00 pm on May 28, June 17,
July 4, July 22, August 18 and September 3.

Event Type: Family Friendly

 
Miller Park

1020 South Morris Avenue

Bloomington, IL 61701

309-434-2260
For more information visit the Bloomington/Normal Convention of Visitor’s Bureau website!

Victorian EleganceAug. 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.

Cost:
$20

Event Type: Family Friendly 

David Davis Mansion1000 Monroe Dr.

Bloomington, IL 61701-3333

309-820-0300

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
Slashers.

Cost:

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

 
Interstate Center

2301 W. Market St.

Bloomington, IL 61795

309.826.4627
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
Classroom.
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.

Cost:
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

BLOOMINGTON, IL 61701

309.557.2230
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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