Friday, August 17, 2012

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 Bandstand Cultural 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
3rd Sunday Market
Aug. 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 Center
2301 W. Market Street
Bloomington, IL
(217) 202-2847

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:
Festival  
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
600 N East Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-434-2777

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.
Cost:
FREE 
Event Type: Festival 
Uptown Normal
309-454-2444

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


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 Arts
600 North East Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-434-2777
For more information visit the Bloomington/Normal Convention of Visitor's Bureau website!

CURREN$Y
Aug. 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

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


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 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.
Cost:
$20
Event Type: Family Friendly  
David Davis Mansion
1000 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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