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Top 5 Thanksgiving Activities in BN

Thanksgiving is a time to share in the love and support of your family, friends and loved ones. Here are five ways to spend time with them this Thanksgiving holiday!

Thanksgiving at Clover Lawn
November 7
David Davis Mansion
The David Davis Mansion will be open for tours, where guides will give insight about the customs of a traditional Victorian Thanksgiving. The mansion will be decorated in simple fall décor!


Festival of Trees
November 16-18
Interstate Center
This year, The Baby Fold’s Festival of Trees will celebrate its 25th year as a family-centered community event. Come enjoy the sights and sounds with the spectacular Christmas trees, gingerbread houses, entertainment to suit every taste, and special events for festival-goers of all ages!


Thanksgiving Farmers’ Market
November 17
Grossinger Motors Arena

Shop local at the Downtown Bloomington Association Thanksgiving Farmers’ Market! Not only does the market sell the freshest produce, it also puts them in touch with local artisans of prepared goods and fine arts, musicians, and community organizations. Stock up on everything you’ll need for Thanksgiving!


40th Annual Turkey Trot
November 22
Miller Park

Join the Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department for the 40th Annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. Everyone who signs up and participates is entered into the drawings for prizes including event shirts, frozen turkeys and much more. Whether you run in the kids half mile, the 3 mile race for all ages or walk the one-and-a-half miles through Miller Park, you are sure to find a great opportunity for a fun, family-friendly event to kick-start your holiday feast.


Small Business Saturday
November 24

Shop small on the weekend at Small Business Saturday. Downtown Bloomington will have a trolley to shuttle visitors around to the various shops, and Uptown Normal will have free carriage rides.

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