Limestone Comedy Festival: This Weekend! June 2nd - 4th
The Limestone Comedy Festival is a three-day, multi-venue comedy festival held in beautiful Bloomington, Indiana. It was created by Jared Thompson and Mat Alano-Martin, and made possible through the support of their partner venues, sponsors, friends and family. Mat is also our emcee for the 10 Under 40 Awards! For the full line up and tickets, visit LimestoneFest.com.
Limestone Heritage Month: Events Happening through June
Celebrate Limestone Month and learn more about the element that shaped Indiana history with these cool events. Check out Visit Bloomington's website for more info.
Trivia Night at Oliver Winery: June 8th
Join hYPe on the patio at Oliver Winery on June 8th for fun evening of trivia, wine and hanging out with other YPs in town. What's not to love?! Register for this free event here.
Middle Coast Film Fest: Have a Beer & Meet Middle Coast on June 10th
Middle Coast Film Festival is Bloomington’s first interactive film festival, bringing the best international and national short and feature films, web series episodes, and music videos at four separate venues in Bloomington. The Film Festival is July 28-30, and before you buy your badges, you learn about the festival on June 10th at Cowork Bloomington while you enjoy a FREE BEER from Quaff On, watch trailers from this year's selection of films and learn about how they're building a micro-film industry here in Bloomington and the midwest. To learn more, visit MiddleCoastFest.com
Arts Fair on the Square: June 18th
A Bloomington tradition, the Bloomington Playwrights Project's Arts Fair on the Square celebrates 36 years of bringing visual artists and craftspeople together with the local and regional community. This juried art show features over 100 regional and national artists and craftspeople on the picturesque grounds surrounding the Monroe County Courthouse. Take a stroll through the art fair and then head to Taste later that afternoon!
Taste of Bloomington: June 18th (volunteer opportunities available!)
The Taste of Bloomington brings together dozens of Bloomington's best restaurants, local wineries and breweries and live musical entertainment at Showers Common, just next door to the Bloomington City Hall. Taste is looking for volunteers! Volunteers will receive a t-shirt, food and beverage passes as well as a ticket to the event - sign up today! Also, check out Visit Bloomington's top 10 tips to get the most of out your Taste experience.
PrimeTime Business After Hours & BBQ Cook Off: July 13th
Check out the Chamber's Business After Hours and enjoy a BBQ Cook Off at the Monroe County Fair Grounds. Register to attend this free event here!
The 10 Under 40 Awards: July 28th
The annual 10 Under 40 Awards honors ten young professionals under the age of 40 for their outstanding leadership in the workplace and community involvement. This group of young professionals represent the best and brightest in Bloomington - they are wonderful examples of caring individuals, hard workers and whip-smart, creatives making our community a better place for all. Join us for this Oscar-worthy awards celebration on July 28th at Ivy Tech's Shreve Hall!
Bloomington Pride Summerfest: August 27th
Summerfest is a free celebration of queer people and allies in Bloomington, IN involving live performances, music, food, drinks, educational workshops, and interactive activities for all ages. In 2015, Bloomington PRIDE hosted its second Summerfest with 6,000 attendees and hours of celebration, discussion, and really good food. On August 27th we anticipate 10,000 attendees! If you're interested in getting involved with Summerfest planning, learn more about volunteering.
The Great Outdoors: All Summer Long!
Although your summer is packed with great events, don't forget to take some time to enjoy the great outdoors we have in our backyard! Bloomington is known for our parks, trails, lakes and more. One of my favorite activities is renting a stand-up paddle board from IU Outdoor Adventures and heading out to Lake Lemon - if you want a paddle board buddy, I'm always up for a day on the lake!
Hope you to see you out and about this summer! Feel free to contact me for more info on any of these activities.
Director of Talent, Education and Workforce
The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce