BN Life

Valentine’s Day 2016

Valentine’s Day is not just a day to celebrate the love between you and your significant other, but the love you have for your family and friends as well! Here are five activities taking place over Valentine’s Day weekend that will help you brave the cold and celebrate:


Art is such a visual medium to express love. Bloomington-Normal’s art galleries offer a variety of art, including studio crafts, photography and paintings. For a list of art galleries in our area, click here.


WhatRagtime: The Musical

Where | Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts

When | Thursday, February 11 at 7:30 pm

Set during the start of the 20th century, Ragtime tells the story of an upper-class wife, a Jewish immigrant and a musician from Harlem, all united by their belief in a better future. Their captivating stories are set to some of the best-known songs in musical theater!

What | Cupid’s Tea

Where | The Vrooman Mansion

When | Saturday, February 13 at 1 pm

Grab your girlfriends and head over to the Vrooman Mansion for Cupid’s Tea, presented by the Tea Ladies. Spend the afternoon sipping tea while learning the proper way to hold a fan, and create a traditional Valentine’s Day card for you to keep!

What | Winter Enrichment Day

Where | Miller Park Zoo

When | Saturday, February 13 at 1 pm

Attention all animal lovers! Miller Park Zoo is giving its visitors a behind-the-scenes look at how the zookeepers make the lives of the animals at the zoo more exciting by encouraging their normal, wild behaviors.

What | Bloomington Thunder Hockey Game

Where | Grossinger Motors Arena

When | Saturday, February 13 at 7 pm

Cheer on the Bloomington Thunder as they take on the Green Bay Gamblers. It’s Guns and Hoses night at the Arena, which means that all proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Illinois. Kids 12 and under will receive a free hot dog coupon upon entrance.

Back to BN Life

Privacy Policy

The Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is committed to protecting the privacy of users of our website. We value your privacy and will take precautions to protect it.

The Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau may contain links to other sites. The Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau does not share your personal information with those sites and is not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of any of those sites.

The type of data that we collect is for the purpose of sending information requested or email communication.

Please contact us at 1-800-433-8226 or by email at with any questions.

This privacy policy was updated on October 1, 2014.

In order to opt out of future communications from the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau click here.

In order to opt out of future communications from the Bloomington-Normal Area Sports Commission click here.