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Summer Arts Exposure
Now - Jul. 25, 2014 , 10a-430p
Dozens of area professionals and business owners investing into the 7-13 year old participants in this program. They will be exposed to various dance genres, culinary, abstract, clothing design, wild literature, sports instruction, acting, leadership, etc etc etc. We are also accepting intern/volunteers to help out...More Info
Cost: $80/2week session or $250/7week program Event Type: Other
510 E Washington
Bloomington, IL 61701
3095324272
High School Summer Theatre Performances
Now - Jul. 27, 2014 , 7:30 p.m.
Dont miss Normal Parks and Recreations High School Summer Theatre Program... one of the finest high school theatre groups in downstate Illinois! The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee June 12-15, June 19-22 Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Oliver July 17-20, July 24-27 Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. ...More Info
Cost: $4 adults/$2 studens; seniors and children under the age of 5 are free Event Type: Family Friendly
Connie Link Amphitheatre
621 S. Linden Street
Normal,, IL 61761
309-454-9540
Danvers Community Band Concerts
Now - Jul. 27, 2014 , 5 pm - ice cream social 7pm - band concert
These band concerts are held each Sunday night. This is a free concert. Sandwiches, drinks, pie, cake and ice cream are served for a charge....More Info
Cost: free Event Type: Family Friendly
Danvers Village Park
307 E Main Street
Danvers, IL 61732
309-963-4928
2014 Illinois Shakespeare Festival
Now - Aug. 9, 2014 , T-Su, 6 pm - 11 pm
The Midwest's premier professional Shakespeare festival - shows play nightly Tuesday through Sunday on the grounds of the beautiful Ewing Cultural Center. In addition to the mainstage shows, theatre-goers can also enjoy behind the scenes tours, live jazz music, and free Green Show. Spend a pleasant summer's evening pic...More Info
Cost: $10 - $49 Event Type: Festival
The Theatre at Ewing
48 Sunset Rd.
Bloomington, IL 61701
1-866-IL-SHAKE
Summer Climbing Clinics: Rock Dwellers
Now - Jul. 25, 2014 , 1-4pm
Summer climbing clinics are HERE! Upper Limits clinics focus on teaching kids (7-10 yrs.) the basics of indoor rock climbing. Our staff is dedicated to teaching introductory climbing, equipment usage, climbing techniques and the importance of trust and communication. Activities will include team-building games, boulde...More Info
Cost: 100 Event Type: Sports
Upper Limits Rock Climbing Gym
1304 W. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.829.8255
Rt. 66 Ghosts & Gangster Walk/Hotel Visit
Jul. 25, 2014 - Jul. 24, 2014 , 700pm-900pm
Join "Sally" the gangster for the Rt. 66 Ghosts & Gangsters Tour & Haunted Hotel Tour. $20; 18 & over only; Reservations required; Includes a visit into the closed down haunted Mid-City Hotel. Got a group of 10 or more. Book your own private event. Ghost walk ( 8 & over $15) or Gypsy Party (16 & over $35 each). Call f...More Info
Cost: $20 18 & up only Event Type: Other
Downtown Bloomington
312 N. Main Street-Doorway Next to Bistro
Bloomington, IL 61761
309 846 4306
Concert in the Vineyard- Brushville
Jul. 25, 2014 - Jul. 25, 2014 , 8-11pm
Whatever you think a country band is&forget it! Brushville isnt a typical stand-behind-the-mic and sing band. They are a young and ENERGETIC band that plays upbeat, ROCKIN country a la Jason Aldean and Bon Jovi!! Thats right, rockin country mixed with upbeat rock. Their sound is so relatable, that they can play ANY...More Info
Cost: To be announced Event Type: Performing Arts
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard & Winery
33633 State Route 9
Mackinaw, IL 61755
309-359-9463
Bilingual Story Time at Bloomington Public Library
Jul. 26, 2014 - Jul. 26, 2014 , 11 AM
On Saturday, July 26, the Museum and Bloomington Public Library will present another Bilingual Story Time open to families. It will begin at 11:00 a.m. and will be held in the Childrens Story Room on the second floor at Bloomington Public Library. This program is free and open to the public and is being held in conjun...More Info
Event Type: Family Friendly
McLean County Museum of History
200 North Main
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 827-0428
Concert in the Vineyard- Triple Dog Dare
Jul. 26, 2014 - Jul. 26, 2014 , 7-11pm
Triple Dog Dare is a Bloomington based cover band that specializes in 70's, 80's & 90's classic rock. They have played throughout the area and made new fans at every stop. Infused with Rock, Blues, Soul, Funk, and Metal, T.D.D. is going to give you a night to remember. On the web at-http://www.myspace.com/3dogdare, $5p...More Info
Cost: $5 pp, 12 and under free Event Type: Performing Arts
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard & Winery
33633 State Route 9
Mackinaw, IL 61755
309-359-9463
Illinois Rail - Blue Grass
Jul. 26, 2014 - Jul. 26, 2014 , 4 pm - 6 pm
"Illinois Rail" - one of the country's leading Blue Grass bands will be performing at our beautiful vineyards this Saturday!! Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs,as seating is limited. Snacks are available, but guests may brings their own food. ALL beverages must be purchased at the winery (no outside beverages ...More Info
Cost: $5.00 per person Event Type: Family Friendly
White Oak Vineyards
8644 E. 2100 North Road
Carlock, IL 61725
309 376 3027
Printmaking with Plants
Jul. 26, 2014 - Jul. 26, 2014 , 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Try your hand at organic printmaking! Let's explore the process of printmaking using plant matter as our tool to transfer ink to paper. With the help of a small traveling press, we will create monotypes by coloring plants, designing them on a background, and flattening them through the press to transfer the ink onto a ...More Info
Cost: $12 members/$17 non-members Event Type: Family Friendly
Children's Discovery Museum
101 E. Beaufort Street
Normal,, IL 61761
309-433-3444
Taste of Summer
Jul. 26, 2014 - Jul. 26, 2014 , 11 am - 6 pm
Sample foods from local restaurants and enjoy live music in Lincoln Park, just north of the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, July 26th. A new twist on summer pub crawl, this event, co-sponsored by Bloomington Parks Recreation and Culture, The Downtown Bar Owners Association and the Downtown Bl...More Info
Cost: $15 general; kids 10 and under, free Event Type: Family Friendly
Lincoln Park
600 N. East
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.829.9599
Breathe Deep Central Illinois Battle at Mackinaw Vineyards
Jul. 27, 2014 - Jul. 27, 2014 , 2:00PM - 8:00 PM
This event will take place rain or shine! Join in our battle against lung cancer at our unique and exciting event at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard! Battle the obstacles with canoe races, paintball target shooting, giant tricycle races and blindfolded bags. Then head to the pavilion for social hour with snacks and a wine ...More Info
Cost: 50.00 Event Type: Other
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
33633 Illinois 9
Mackinaw, IL 61755
3124076100
LUNGEVITY Fundraiser-The Battle
Jul. 27, 2014 - Jul. 27, 2014 , 2-8pm
Join "The Battle" against lung cancer at a unique and exciting event! Battle the obstacles with canoe races, paintball target shooting, giant tricycle races and blindfolded bags. Then head to the pavilion for social hour with snacks and a wine tasting followed by a four course dinner paired with both Mackinaw Valley Vi...More Info
Cost: $50 single, table for 8- $375, table for 10-$450 Event Type: Other
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard & Winery
33633 State Route 9
Mackinaw, IL 61755
309-359-9463
Outdoor Concert/Benefit for Route 66
Jul. 27, 2014 - Jul. 27, 2014 , 3:00-6:00pm
Local band Wagon Load A Trouble will perform at 305 Pine Street, Normal, Illinois, on Sunday, July 27, from 3-6pm to help restore Spragues Super Service, a historic Route 66 building. Admission is free but donations are encouraged to help in restoration. Enjoy listening/dancing to Wagon Load A Troubles road son...More Info
Cost: free Event Type: Family Friendly
Sprague's Super Service
305 Pine Street
Normal, IL 61761
309.452.7890
Wandering Yogis
Jul. 27, 2014 - Jul. 27, 2014 , 9am
Yoga is for everyone! Please join us as trained yoga teacher, Matthew Donovan, leads you through a relaxing and invigorating stretches and poses under the beautiful summer skies! Open to all ages and abilities! ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Family Friendly
Underwood Park
200 Jersey Ave
Normal, IL 61761
309-829-9618
Music Makers
Jul. 28, 2014 - Jul. 28, 2014 , 10am
Families with children of all ages are invited to shake their sillies out in this interactive music and movement program. Well boogie down to favorite childrens tunes, play with simple instruments, learn movement activities, and enjoy a book or two. Join us at 10am in the Community Room for this active whole body ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Family Friendly
Bloomington Public Library
205 E Olive St
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-828-6091
IWU Girls Lacrosse Camp
Jul. 28, 2014 - Jul. 30, 2014 , 9:00-11:00am; 1:00-4:00pm
The Titan Girls Lacrosse Camp is designed to develop fundamental lacrosse skills, teamwork, a knowledge of the game and a passion for the sport. All experience levels from beginner to advanced are welcome to attend!...More Info
Cost: $60/$70; $90/$100 Event Type: Sports
Illinois Wesleyan Tucci Stadium
302 E. Emerson St
Bloomington, IL 61761
309-556-3348
IWU Lacrosse High School Camp
Jul. 28, 2014 - Jul. 31, 2014 , 4:30-7pm
Illinois Wesleyan University will be holding a high school camp for all high school players from beginners to experts. We here at IWU, take pride in teaching the game of lacrosse the correct way. We will focus on the development of fundamentally sound players. We are committed to providing NCAA level coaches and NCA...More Info
Cost: $125 Event Type: Sports
IWU Tucci Stadium
300 Titan Dr Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington , IL 61701
(609)489-3260
History Careers Day Camp Begins (Session III)
Jul. 28, 2014 - Aug. 1, 2014 , 8:30 AM-4 PM
A one week educational and interactive camp brought to you by the McLean County Museum of History, in collaboration with the David Davis Mansion State Historic Site and Sugar Grove Nature Center. The five day History Careers camp is for students entering 4-6 grade next year. The camp offers hands-on experiences in hi...More Info
Cost: $125 Event Type: Family Friendly
McLean County Museum of History
200 North Main
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 827-0428
Downs Village Market
Jul. 30, 2014 - Jul. 30, 2014 , 4:00pm-6:00pm
Come to the Downs Village Market for its 12th season of selling locally grown and select regional produce, meat, baked goods and honey, plants and flowers, quality crafts and handmade items. Master Gardeners are available to answer your gardening questions. Weekly music/entertainment. Wednesdays 4-6 pm June 4th thro...More Info
Cost: free to customers Event Type: Family Friendly
Southwest Edge of Downs just off I-74
West Franklin Street
Downs, IL 61736
309.378.4396
The Magic of Ronald McDonald
Jul. 30, 2014 - Jul. 31, 2014 , 10am both days
At 10am in the Community Room, attendees will enjoy the fun and magic of everyones favorite clown, Ronald McDonald. Thank you to McDonalds of Bloomington and Normal for sending Ronald to the library where he always draws a huge crowd. The July 30 show will be repeated at 10am on July 31....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Family Friendly
Bloomington Public Library
205 E Olive St
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-828-6091
McLean County Fair
Jul. 30, 2014 - Aug. 3, 2014
Find fun for the whole family at the 2013 McLean County Fair! Check out the McLean County Fair website for all the details on: Carnival Rides Grandstand Line-up 4-H exhibits & shows Free on grounds activities Food & Farm Fun Zone And more! FAIR HOURS Gates open: 6am - 9 pm Wednesday through Sunday ...More Info
Cost: Age 5 & under free; Child admission $3; Adult (age 13 & older) $6 Event Type: Family Friendly
McLean County Fairgrounds
1106 Interstate Drive
Bloomington, IL 61705
309-663-6497
Tic Tac Toe to Go - for teens
Jul. 31, 2014 - Jul. 31, 2014 , 2pm
Would you like to own a fun and savvy back-to-school supply that will entertain you between classes or while you are waiting for a ride home? Join us in the Community Room from 2-3pm where you'll learn to make your very own miniature Tic Tac Toe-to-Go game. All supplies will be furnished....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Other
Bloomington Public Library
205 E Olive St
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-828-6091
Rt. 66 Spirits of Bloomington Haunted Hotel Walk
Aug. 1, 2014 - Aug. 1, 2014 , 700pm
Join us as we take you on a walking tour inside the closed down Mid-City Hotel and recall the many ghostly encounters....who hasn't checked out? Inside the hotel must be 18 or over...PRIVATE GHOST WALKS available for family friendly events. Call for details. 309 846 4306...More Info
Cost: $20 18 & up only Event Type: Other
Mid-City Hotel (closed down)
312 N. Main Street-Next to Beck's Florist
Bloomington, IL 61701
309 846 4306
2014 3rd Quarterly NAN meeting
Aug. 2, 2014 - Aug. 2, 2014 , 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The next regular quarterly meeting will be on Saturday 2nd August 2014 between 10:00 A.M.  12:00 Noon at Community Activity Center  Social Room. Agenda: http://nan238.tripod.com/...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Family Friendly
1 Normal Plaza
1110 Douglas St
Normal , IL 61761
309-838-8343
Antique Auto Exhibit
Aug. 2, 2014 - Aug. 2, 2014 , all day
Display of antique vehicles on the grounds of the Davis Mansion. Food, house tours, parade of progress. Co-sponsored by Mclean County Antique Auto Club. ...More Info
Cost: free: donations requested Event Type: Family Friendly
David Davis Mansion State Historic Site
1000 Monroe Dr
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 828-1084
Concert in the Vineyard- Bubblegum Jack
Aug. 2, 2014 - Aug. 2, 2014 , 7-11pm
Playing todays best music and hits from the 80's and 90's too-Come join in on all the fun when Bubblegum Jacks around!visit them on the web at www.bubblegumjack.com $5pp band cover, under 12 free. Bring a lawn chair to enjoy lawn seating or call to reserve deck seating for an additional $5pp fee. You may bring your ow...More Info
Cost: $5 pp, 12 and under free Event Type: Performing Arts
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard & Winery
33633 State Route 9
Mackinaw, IL 61755
309-359-9463
The Baby Expo
Aug. 2, 2014 - Aug. 2, 2014 , 10am-3pm
Join us for The Baby Expo on August 2nd from 10am-3pm at The Chateau. Dont miss this unique event designed to connect local families with the best baby, toddler and parent products, businesses and services in central Illinois. *Special Guest Speakers, including Jill Savage from Hearts at Home *Seminars and Dem...More Info
Cost: $5 (18 and under free) Event Type: Family Friendly
The Chateau Hotel and Conference Center
1601 Jumer Drive
Bloomington, IL 61704
309-662-2273
Music in the Vineyard with Aduki Jazz
Aug. 3, 2014 - Aug. 3, 2014 , 2 pm - 4 pm
Come dream away the afternoon at the vineyards while listening to the relaxing sounds of Aduki Jazz. Guests may bring their own snack, but outside beverages are not allowed on the property. ALL beverages must be purchased at the winery. For more info, please call the winery....More Info
Cost: $5.00 p/P Event Type: Family Friendly
White Oak Vineyards
8644 E. 2100 North Road
Carlock, IL 61725
30 9376 3027
The Elegant Bridal Expo
Aug. 3, 2014 - Aug. 3, 2014 , 12:00pm-4:00pm
Find everything you need for your wedding and new home at the Elegant Bridal Expo. Visit www.elegantbridalexpo.com to pre-register for the show and get your free tickets!...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Family Friendly
DoubleTree Hotel
10 Brickyard Drive
Bloomington, IL 61701
1217.679.0204
Vintage Vines & Wines Festival
Aug. 3, 2014 - Aug. 3, 2014 , 12pm to 6pm
The Prairie Traveling Vintage Show members will be getting you in touch with your "inner Vintage"! Selling vintage chic furnishings and all sorts of "shabby chic to "rustic vintage items that they have re-purposed with a fresh flair. We are expecting 20+ exhibitors showcasing their wares. We will have live music per...More Info
Cost: $5 pp, 12 and under free Event Type: Family Friendly
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard & Winery
33633 State Route 9
Mackinaw, IL 61755
309-359-9463
Wandering Yogis
Aug. 3, 2014 - Aug. 3, 2014 , 9am
Yoga is for everyone! Please join us as trained yoga teacher, Denise O'Connell, leads you through a relaxing and invigorating stretches and poses under the beautiful summer skies! Open to all ages and abilities! ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Family Friendly
Anderson Park
College Ave
Normal, IL 61761
309-829-9618
Music in the Vineyard
Aug. 4, 2014 - Aug. 4, 2013 , 2 - 4 pm
Talented guitarist Scott McCormick will be playing from 2 - 4 pm; no cover, but we do ask a minimum one beverage purchase per person. We have Ropp Cheese, Chocolatier chocolates and you are more than welcome to bring a picnic lunch. Lawn chairs are recommended. ...More Info
Cost: No cover Event Type: Family Friendly
White Oak Vineyards
8621 E. 2100 North Road
Carlock, IL 61725
309.376.3027
Golf Fore Kids' Sake
Aug. 4, 2014 - Aug. 4, 2014 , 11:00 A.M.
Golf Fore Kids' Sake at Crestwicke Country Club Monday, August 4th to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois. Lunch, dinner, on-course food and beverages provided. On-course games, auction items and raffles will also be available. Shotgun start at 11am....More Info
Cost: $600 per team Event Type: Sports
Crestwicke Country Club
15671 E 910 North Road
Bloomington, IL 61705
(309.828.1870)
IWU U9/U11 Lacrosse Camp
Aug. 4, 2014 - Aug. 7, 2014 , 9-11am
Illinois Wesleyan University will be holding a U9/U11 camp on August 4th-7th. We here at IWU, take pride in teaching the game of lacrosse the correct way. We will focus on the development of fundamentally sound players. We are committed to providing these players with great coaching and a FUN week of lacrosse!...More Info
Cost: $100 Event Type: Sports
IWU Tucci Stadium
300 Titan Dr Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington , IL 61701
(609) 489-3260
History Reads Book Club
Aug. 5, 2014 - Aug. 5, 2014 , 7 PM
History Re.ads 2013 Picks Offers Something for Everyone. Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson. Do you enjoy reading historical fiction, nonfiction, biographies, or local history? If you do, please join our History Reads book club, a joint program ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
McLean County Museum of History
200 North Main
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 827-0428
Summer Climbing Clinics: Last Chance Session
Aug. 5, 2014 - Aug. 8, 2014 , 1-5pm
Summer climbing clinics are HERE! Upper Limits clinics focus on teaching kids (7-15 yrs.) the basics of indoor rock climbing. Our staff is dedicated to teaching introductory climbing, equipment usage, climbing techniques and the importance of trust and communication. Activities will include team-building games, boulde...More Info
Cost: 110 Event Type: Sports
Upper Limits Rock Climbing Gym
1304 W. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.829.8255
Classic Movie Wednesday
Aug. 6, 2014 - Aug. 6, 2014 , 2pm
Join us in the Community Room as we watch the classic movie, Bringing Up Baby, at 2pm....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Family Friendly
Bloomington Public Library
205 E Olive St
Bloomington, IL 61701
828-6091
Downs Village Market
Aug. 6, 2014 - Aug. 6, 2014 , 4:00pm-6:00pm
Come to the Downs Village Market for its 12th season of selling locally grown and select regional produce, meat, baked goods and honey, plants and flowers, quality crafts and handmade items. Master Gardeners are available to answer your gardening questions. Weekly music/entertainment. Wednesdays 4-6 pm June 4th thro...More Info
Cost: free to customers Event Type: Family Friendly
Southwest Edge of Downs just off I-74
West Franklin Street
Downs, IL 61736
309.378.4396
Local Flavors Lunch at A. Renee Wine Cafe
Aug. 6, 2014 - Aug. 6, 2014 , Lunch Hours
Now you can find farm-fresh meals at your favorite restaurants during Local Flavors 2014! Participating restaurants will prepare a fresh, seasonal meal with produce sourced from local farmers. One lunch and one dinner will be held each month, June through October, at different restaurants across Bloomington-Normal. Fr...More Info
Cost: TBA Event Type: Other
A. Renee Wine Cafe
306 N Center St
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 827-3524
DIY Chalkboard Notebooks - for Teens
Aug. 7, 2014 - Aug. 7, 2014 , 2pm
Personalize your back-to-school supplies with these savvy DIY Chalkboard Notebooks. Join us in the Community Room from 2-3pm where youll learn to personalize a notebook to take home. All supplies will be furnished....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Other
Bloomington Public Library
205 E Olive ST
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-828-6091
Nonfiction Book Club
Aug. 7, 2014 - Aug. 7, 2014 , 7pm
The Nonfiction Book Club will meet at 7pm in the Bloomington Public Library Community Room to discuss Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Family Friendly
Bloomington Public Library
205 E Olive St
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-828-6091
Swinging Singing Story Time
Aug. 7, 2014 - Aug. 7, 2014 , 6:30pm
Children of all ages are invited to an extravaganza of stories, finger plays, laughs, and songs accompanied by guitar music in the Story Room. A parent or caregiver needs to accompany children. Tonight at 6:30pm attendees will enjoy a program titled Slippery, Scaly, Sharky, and Snaily Undersea Buddies. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Family Friendly
Bloomington Public Library
205 E Olive St
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-828-6091
Back-to-School Ice Cream Social with Macaroni Kid
Aug. 9, 2014 - Aug. 9, 2014 , 1:00-3:00PM
Join Miller Park Zoo and Macaroni Kid as we celebrate the end of the summer with a back to school ice cream social!...More Info
Cost: Free with Paid Admission Event Type: Family Friendly
Miller Park Zoo
1020 South Morris
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-434-2250
Concert in the Vineyard- Loose Shoes
Aug. 9, 2014 - Aug. 9, 2014 , 7-11pm
Variety and Fun are often used to describe the band Loose Shoes and since variety is the spice of life come out and spice up your weekend. The band has 16 full and part-time members that specialize in live music entertainment for community events and private social functions. The mix includes about two or more of eve...More Info
Cost: $5 pp, 12 and under free Event Type: Performing Arts
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard & Winery
33633 State Route 9
Mackinaw, IL 61755
309-359-9463
Cruise-In at Dooley Park
Aug. 9, 2014 - Aug. 9, 2014 , 5:00 - 10:00 pm
Cruise-In car show from 5-10 pm and live entertainment from 7-10 pm! There will be antique, classic, and modern cars, trucks and motorcycles! ...More Info
Event Type: Family Friendly
Dooley Park
East Washington & South Lincoln
Downs, IL
309-378-4391
Monthly Donation Day
Aug. 9, 2014 - Aug. 9, 2014 , 10am-3pm
Library volunteers accept donations of gently used books, audio books, DVDs, CDs, and BluRays on the second Saturday of each month from 10am-3pm. Those wishing to donate are asked to either bring the materials to the Community Room or to pull into the Librarys main parking lot, take an immediate left, and drive under ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Family Friendly
Bloomington Public Library
205 E Olive ST
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-828-6091
Summer Reading Party
Aug. 9, 2014 - Aug. 9, 2014 , 10am
Summer Reading is over, and the kids are about to head back off to school. Before that happens, were going to send the summer off with a Summer Reading Party from 10am-noon on the Librarys patio. Well have carnival games, a petting zoo, a bouncy house, and more. Stay tuned as details develop....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Family Friendly
Bloomington Public Library
205 E Olive St
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-828-6091
Swinging Singing Story Time
Aug. 9, 2014 - Aug. 9, 2014 , 9:30am
The Nonfiction Book Club will meet at 7pm in the Bloomington Public Library Community Room to discuss Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Family Friendly
Bloomington Public Library
205 E Olive St
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-828-6091
Music in the Vineyard with Judy Paige and Steve Deggenford
Aug. 10, 2014 - Aug. 10, 2014 , 2 pm - 4 pm
Oh, what a dream this duo is!! If you like classic jazz vocal, this is the duo you don't want to miss! Come join us and relax the afternoon away. Guests may bring their own snacks, all beverages must be purchased at the winery. For more info, please call the winery....More Info
Cost: $5.00 per person Event Type: Family Friendly
White Oak Vineyards
8644 E. 2100 North Road
Carlock, IL 61725
309 376 3027
The Chatsworth Wreck: Steam, Steel, and Disaster
Aug. 10, 2014 - Aug. 10, 2014 , 2pm
This 2pm Community Room program by Jack Keefe will contain images and stories from one of Americas worst rail disasters  the wreck of the Niagara Falls excursion near Chatsworth, Illinois, in 1887. The train was headed to Niagara Falls from Peoria when it hit a burning bridge between Chatsworth and Piper City, result...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Other
Bloomingotn Public Library
205 E Olive St
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-828-6091
Wandering Yogis
Aug. 10, 2014 - Aug. 10, 2014 , 9 - 10 am
Yoga is meant for everyone! Please join us for a free hour-long yoga class under the sun! Trained yoga teacher, Jeff Shoaf, will be guiding you on your relaxing journey of stretching and movement in our beautiful city park! All ages and abilities welcome!...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Family Friendly
Ewing 3
Jersey Ave.
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-829-9618
Family Friendly Movies
Aug. 11, 2014 - Aug. 11, 2014 , 1:30pm
Join us at 1:30pm in the Community Room where well be watching a family-friendly movie. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Family Friendly
Bloomington Public Library
205 E Olive ST
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-828-6091
Mystery Book Club
Aug. 12, 2014 - Aug. 12, 2014 , 7pm
The Mystery Book Club will meet at 7pm in the Librarys Community Room to discuss A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Other
Bloomington Public Library
205 E Olive St
Bloomington, IL 61701
828-6091
Summer Climbing Clinics: Last Chance Session
Aug. 12, 2014 - Aug. 15, 2014 , 1-5pm
Summer climbing clinics are HERE! Upper Limits clinics focus on teaching kids (7-15 yrs.) the basics of indoor rock climbing. Our staff is dedicated to teaching introductory climbing, equipment usage, climbing techniques and the importance of trust and communication. Activities will include team-building games, boulde...More Info
Cost: 110 Event Type: Sports
Upper Limits Rock Climbing Gym
1304 W. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.829.8255
Classic Movie Wednesdays
Aug. 13, 2014 - Aug. 13, 2014 , 2pm
Join us in the Community Room as we air a classic movie at 2pm....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Family Friendly
Bloomington Public Library
205 E Olive St
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-828-6091
Downs Village Market
Aug. 13, 2014 - Aug. 13, 2014 , 4:00pm-6:00pm
Come to the Downs Village Market for its 12th season of selling locally grown and select regional produce, meat, baked goods and honey, plants and flowers, quality crafts and handmade items. Master Gardeners are available to answer your gardening questions. Weekly music/entertainment. Wednesdays 4-6 pm June 4th thro...More Info
Cost: free to customers Event Type: Family Friendly
Southwest Edge of Downs just off I-74
West Franklin Street
Downs, IL 61736
309.378.4396
Books on Tap (for those in their 20s & 30s)
Aug. 14, 2014 - Aug. 14, 2014 , 7:30pm
This book club for those in their 20s and 30s will meet at 7:30pm at Rosies Pub, 106 E. Front St., Bloomington, to discuss The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Other
Rosie's Pub
106 E Front St
Bloomington, IL 61701
828-6091
Local Flavors Dinner at The Tavern at Parke Regency Hotel
Aug. 14, 2014 - Aug. 14, 2014 , Dinner Hours
Now you can find farm-fresh meals at your favorite restaurants during Local Flavors 2014! Participating restaurants will prepare a fresh, seasonal meal with produce sourced from local farmers. One lunch and one dinner will be held each month, June through October, at different restaurants across Bloomington-Normal. Fr...More Info
Cost: TBA Event Type: Other
The Tavern @ Park Regency Hotel
1413 Leslie Drive
Bloomington, IL 61704
309.665.3995
Teen Summer Reading Neon Party
Aug. 15, 2014 - Aug. 15, 2014 , 6pm
If the teens as a group reached their Summer Reading goal of reading 4,500 hours this summer, they will receive an exclusive, teens-only, after-hours party inside the library. All teens are invited. This will be a neon glow-in-the-dark party with food, games, and prizes. The party begins at 6pm in the Community Room an...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Other
Bloomington Public Library
205 E Olive St
Bloomington, IL 61701
828-6091
Danvers Days
Aug. 15, 2014 - Aug. 17, 2014 , 4pm Friday - 6:00pm Sunday
SUMMER SMALL-TOWN FESTIVALS ARE FUN, SO DON'T MISS DANVERS DAYS - FRIDAY, AUGUST 15th THROUGH SUNDAY, AUGUST 17th! ENJOY CARNIVAL RIDES AND GAMES; SHOP LOCAL VENDORS; BID ON GREAT SILENT AUCTION PRIZES ; SAVOR FOODS FROM LOCAL CLUBS; DANCE TO TUNES FROM YOUR FAVORITES BANDS, THEN PUT ON YOUR RUNNING SHOES FOR THE NEON...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Family Friendly
Danvers Village Park
Broadway and Park Streets
Danvers, IL, IL 61732
309-531-4442
3-D Printing Workshop
Aug. 16, 2014 - Aug. 16, 2014 , 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Design and create your own product that you cant buy from a store using 3-D printing and Thingiverse freeware. Use your creativity to choose an item to print, customize it and devise a problem that can be solved by your new creation. This workshop requires a laptop, netbook or device with a USB port that you supply. ...More Info
Cost: $15 members/$20 non-members Event Type: Family Friendly
Children's Discovery Museum
101 E. Beaufort Street
Normal,, IL 61761
309-433-3444
Concert in the Vineyard- Jammsammich
Aug. 16, 2014 - Aug. 16, 2014 , 7-11pm
Come and see one of the areas premiere classic rock bands. Jammsammich is committed to the eternally packed dance floor and to the ultimate good time for 15 years and counting. The formula of groove-driven funk and R&B, retro 80's tunes, island jams, and liberal doses of comedy has proven to be one of the most potent i...More Info
Cost: $5 pp, 12 and under free Event Type: Performing Arts
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard & Winery
33633 State Route 9
Mackinaw, IL 61755
309-359-9463
Kids Make & Sell
Aug. 16, 2014 - Aug. 16, 2014 , 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Get your make on! Learn about marketing, sales,customer service and merchandising by selling your handmade items and gadgets. Sellable items include artwork, jewelry, crafts, and more. All items must be made by kids (5-18 years old). All sellers must be accompanied by an adult. Perfect for the young entrepreneur and ar...More Info
Cost: $10 participant for 1/2 8 ft. table/$20 participant for 8 ft. table Event Type: Family Friendly
Gateway Plaza between the Children's Discovery Museum & Uptown Station
101 E. Beaufort Street
Normal,, IL 61761
309-433-3444
Open Cockpit Day
Aug. 16, 2014 - Aug. 16, 2014 , 10 am to 4 pm
This family friendly event provides opportunities for visitors to see inside the cockpit of airplanes, visit with pilots who flew the planes and visit our displays inside. In addition to many exhibits in the museum, we have 7 airplanes and 3 helicopters on display in the Air Park. ...More Info
Cost: Adults $5 Children (6-11) $5 Children (5 and under) donation accepted Event Type: Family Friendly
Prairie Aviation Musuem
2929 East Empire Street
Bloomington, IL 61704
309.663.7632
Under the Dome Knit-In
Aug. 16, 2014 - Aug. 16, 2014 , 10 AM
Grab your friends, needles, hooks and yarn and stop by the Museum to knit for a bit. Light refreshments will be provided. This program is free and open to the public....More Info
Event Type: Recreation
McLean County Museum of History
200 North Main
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 827-0428
3rd Sunday Market
Aug. 17, 2014 - Aug. 17, 2014 , 8:00 am-4:00 pm
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. W...More Info
Cost: $6.00 Event Type: Other
Interstate Center
2301 W. Market St.
Bloomington, IL 61705-5147
217-202-2847
Music in the Vineyard with David Davenport
Aug. 17, 2014 - Aug. 17, 2014 , 2 pm - 4 pm
What more can you ask for on a Sunday afternoon, but to kick back and relax listening to our local David Davenport performing his own contemporary tunes. Guests may bring their own snacks, but all beverages must be purchased at the winery. For more info, please call the winery....More Info
Cost: $5.00 Event Type: Family Friendly
White Oak Vineyards
8644 E. 2100 North Road
Carlock, IL 61725
309 376 3027
Tech Monday Initiative with SketchUp - for teens
Aug. 18, 2014 - Aug. 18, 2014 , 2pm
Teens are invited to join us in the Community Room from 2-3pm on the third Monday of each month this summer to learn about some open source software programs you can use for free at home or in the library. This month well be working with SketchUp, an open source software program used in 3D modeling. We will show you s...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Other
Bloomington Public Library
205 E Olive St
Bloomington, IL 61701
828-6091
Fiction Book Club
Aug. 19, 2014 - Aug. 19, 2014 , 7pm
The Fiction Book Club will meet at 7pm in the Community Room to discuss Wonder by R. J. Palacio. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Other
Bloomington Public Library
205 E Olive St
Bloomington, IL 61701
828-6091
Classic Movie Wednesday
Aug. 20, 2014 - Aug. 20, 2014 , 2pm
Join us in the Community Room as we air a classic movie at 2pm....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Family Friendly
Bloomington Public Library
205 E Olive St
Bloomington, IL 61701
828-6091
Downs Village Market
Aug. 20, 2014 - Aug. 20, 2014 , 4:00pm-6:00pm
Come to the Downs Village Market for its 12th season of selling locally grown and select regional produce, meat, baked goods and honey, plants and flowers, quality crafts and handmade items. Master Gardeners are available to answer your gardening questions. Weekly music/entertainment. Wednesdays 4-6 pm June 4th thro...More Info
Cost: free to customers Event Type: Family Friendly
Southwest Edge of Downs just off I-74
West Franklin Street
Downs, IL 61736
309.378.4396
Concert in the Vineyard- Brushville
Aug. 22, 2014 - Aug. 22, 2014 , 8-11pm
Whatever you think a country band is&forget it! Brushville isnt a typical stand-behind-the-mic and sing band. They are a young and ENERGETIC band that plays upbeat, ROCKIN country a la Jason Aldean and Bon Jovi!! Thats right, rockin country mixed with upbeat rock. Brushville blends five extremely talented musicians...More Info
Cost: To be announced Event Type: Performing Arts
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard & Winery
33633 State Route 9
Mackinaw, IL 61755
309-359-9463
Bruegala Beer Festival
Aug. 22, 2014 - Aug. 23, 2014 , Friday: 6-11pm; Saturday: 5-11p,
The Bloomington-Normal Jaycees late-summer beer festival successfully combines good beers for good causes year after year. Baron Aronsul Byron Claypigeon von Bruëgala has participated in the annual event for the past several years, primarily appearing in their advertising and somewhat harder to spot in his actual mup...More Info
Cost: $15; must be 21 Event Type: Festival
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
Bloomington, IL
Barn Quilt Heritage Trail - McLean County 2014 Opening Event
Aug. 23, 2014 - Aug. 23, 2014 , 10:00 am - Noon
The 2014 kick-off event for the Barn Quilt Heritage Trail - McLean County will be held form 10:00 am to noon at the David Davis Mansion in Bloomington. This marks the third year for the project, which features McLean County area barns and farm buildings decorated with 8x8-foot quilt squares painted on plywood. Acti...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Family Friendly
David Davis Mansion
1000 Monroe Dr.
Bloomington, IL
309.824.5883
Bloomington Jaycee Criterium
Aug. 23, 2014 - Aug. 23, 2014 , 12:00 - 7:00 pm
The Bloomington Jaycee Criterium will bring a high energy racing atmosphere for families and spectators of all ages to the streets of downtown Bloomington. The race will consist of nine high-speed pro bike races and two free races for kids. With the help of the local biking community and our amazing sponsors, the BN Ja...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Sports
Downtown Bloomington
Bloomington, IL 61701
Concert in the Vineyard- United Groove Theory
Aug. 23, 2014 - Aug. 23, 2014 , 7-11pm
United Groove Theory is a four piece variety/pop/rock band formed in 2005 with need for a truly diverse dance and variety band in mind. UGT specializes in playing remakes of anthems, smash hits and mash-ups from today's number one artists of rock, pop, country and funk and span back 3 decades to provide something for e...More Info
Cost: $5 pp, 12 and under free Event Type: Performing Arts
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard & Winery
33633 State Route 9
Mackinaw, IL 61755
309-359-9463
Day of the Dozer
Aug. 23, 2014 - Aug. 23, 2014 , 10:00am - 4:00pm
On Saturday, August 23, McLean County will have its very own theme park! For one day only, a construction site will become "Dozer Land," a place for kids and their families to explore the fascinating world of heavy construction equipment. Kids can stare a bulldozer or dump truck in the face, crawl all over a backhoe a...More Info
Cost: $5 in advance, $7 on Aug. 23, suggested $5 adult donation Event Type: Family Friendly
McLean County Fairgrounds
Route 9 West
Bloomington, IL 61705
309-451-8500
Sweet Corn Blues Festival
Aug. 23, 2014 - Aug. 24, 2014 , Sat 10-4, Sun 11-4
Do you enjoy corn, whether it be corn on the cob, kettle corn, or corn dogs? Well, Uptown Normal has the event for you. August 23th and 24th Uptown will be holding the annual Sweet Corn Blues Festival. On Saturday the festival will go from 10 am to 4 pm (or till the corn runs out.) And on Sunday the festival will be c...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Festival
Uptown Normal
11 Uptown Circle
Normal, IL 61761
309-454-9557
Bloomington-Normal's Got Talent Event to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal
Aug. 24, 2014 - Aug. 24, 2014 , 5pm-8pm
Please join us for the first annual Bloomington-Normals Got Talent event to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal. The event will be held August 24, 2014 at the DoubleTree Hotel and Conference Center and will begin at 5:00pm. This entertaining evening will feature a variety of distinguished local talen...More Info
Cost: Early Bird $55 until July 31st - $60 starting August 1st Event Type: Other
DoubleTree by Hilton
10 Brickyard Drive
Bloomington, IL 61701
708-217-5052
Music in the Vineyard with Motown Junkies
Aug. 24, 2014 - Aug. 24, 2014 , 2 pm - 4 pm
If you haven't heard the Motown Junkies, then now is the time! They'll be performing you favorite Motown hits we have all learned to love and cherish. You DO NOT want to miss this lively and fun-filled very talented group of musicians! Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs as seating is limited. Snacks are availa...More Info
Cost: $5.00 Event Type: Family Friendly
White Oak Vineyards
8644 E. 2100 North Road
Carlock, IL 61725
3093763027
Holes for Habitat Golf Outing
Aug. 25, 2014 - Aug. 25, 2014 , Check in at 11:30pm, Lunch at 12noon, Shotgun start @ 12:30pm
Join us for our 2nd Annual Holes for Habitat golf outing! Price includes sandwich bar for lunch and post-golf pizza from Joe's Station House. There will be a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the building of a Habitat for Humanity of McLean County home right here in the local community! Sponsorship opportunities ava...More Info
Cost: $125 per person/$500 per foursome Event Type: Family Friendly
Lakeside Country Club
1201 Croxton Ave
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.827.3931
Downs Village Market
Aug. 27, 2014 - Aug. 27, 2014 , 4:00pm-6:00pm
Come to the Downs Village Market for its 12th season of selling locally grown and select regional produce, meat, baked goods and honey, plants and flowers, quality crafts and handmade items. Master Gardeners are available to answer your gardening questions. Weekly music/entertainment. Wednesdays 4-6 pm June 4th thro...More Info
Cost: free to customers Event Type: Family Friendly
Southwest Edge of Downs just off I-74
West Franklin Street
Downs, IL 61736
309.378.4396
Concert in the Vineyard- Sister Groove & the CTJ
Aug. 30, 2014 - Aug. 30, 2014 , 7-11pm
Sister Groove and the Cross Town Jam are one of the funnest bands around their mix of classic rock, disco, Motown and just great sounds get everyone dancing. Find them on the web at www.sistergroove.com . $5pp band cover, under 12 free. Bring a lawn chair to enjoy lawn seating or call to reserve deck seating for an add...More Info
Cost: $5 pp, 12 and under free Event Type: Performing Arts
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard & Winery
33633 State Route 9
Mackinaw, IL 61755
309-359-9463
Hummingbird Festival & Pollination Celebration
Aug. 30, 2014 - Aug. 30, 2014 , 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Enjoy hummingbird banding, monarch tagging, and honey bee hive tours. All ages are invited to this fun and educational event to learn about pollination and pollinator migration from local experts during seminars, guided hikes, and garden tours. Special children's activities include puppet shows, nature crafts, and ov...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Family Friendly
Sugar Grove Nature Center in Funks Grove
4532 N 725 East Road
McLean, IL 61754
309.874.2174
McLean County Missfits Roller Derby 2014 Home Season Opener
Aug. 30, 2014 - Aug. 30, 2014 , Doors open at 6pm and the bout starts at 7pm
The home season is upon us! Our first bout will be against the CoMo Derby Dames from Columbia, MO! Saturday August 30 - Doors open at 6pm and the bout starts at 7pm! Our beneficiary will be the Boys and Girls Club of B-N, a youth enhancement program that provides both summer and after-school activities. These ac...More Info
Cost: $10 pre-sale/$15 at the door Event Type: Family Friendly
Interstate Center
2301 W Market St
Bloomington, IL 61705
815-370-8849
Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival
Aug. 31, 2014 - Aug. 31, 2014 , 12pm to 6pm
The grape stomp is for those who have the desire to emulate Lucy and get their "feet wet in the wine. Bring your cameras to preserve the moment and have proof of your endeavors in "wine making. There will be wine tasting all day, food by The Catering Company and live music from The Shake performing throughout the day...More Info
Cost: $5 pp, 12 and under free Event Type: Family Friendly
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard & Winery
33633 State Route 9
Mackinaw, IL 61755
309-359-9463
Music in the Vineyard with Oh Solo Trio
Aug. 31, 2014 - Aug. 31, 2014 , 2 pm - 4 pm
"Oh Solo Trio" with Marc Boone is sure to keep you dreaming on this last August Sunday afternoon. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and may bring their own snacks. ALL beverages must be purchased at the winery. For more info please call the winery....More Info
Cost: $5.00 Event Type: Family Friendly
White Oak Vineyards
8644 E. 2100 North Road
Carlock, IL 61725
309 376 3027