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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois

Summer of Fun

Who is ready for a summer of fun? Grab your friends and family for music, fun, style and more in Bloomington-Normal. From car shows to music concerts to Shakespeare festivals, Bloomington-Normal has entertainment for all ages. It’s a time when BN comes to life: streets are lined with vendors, local artists rock out on stages, and there’s always plenty to eat and drink. Learn more about each event from our list below and get ready for a summer of fun in Bloomington-Normal.

Downtown Farmers Market – every Saturday

Come celebrate 25 years of cultivating community with the Downtown Bloomington Farmers’ Market! Vendors set up around the Downtown Square every Saturday, May 7 – October 29 from 7:30am-12:00pm.

Music on Uptown Circle

Outdoor live music performances in Uptown Normal every Wednesday and Friday, May 18-June 29. Free and open to the public.

Cogs & Corsets

Cogs & Corsets is a Steampunk Happening in historic downtown Bloomington June 3rd and June 4th. Free Admission.

Champagne British Car Show

The Champagne British Car Show on beautiful Clover Lawn of David Davis Mansion, Bloomington, IL on Sunday, June 5th.

Bloomington Gold

This classic Corvette show returns to Bloomington-Normal for their 50th Anniversary! Bloomington Gold is open Friday, June 10th and Saturday, June 11th.

Tailgate & Tallboys

Central Illinois’ #1 Country Music Festival is coming to Bloomington-Normal! Artists performing include Riley Green, Morgan Wallen, Brantley Gilbert, HARDY, Chase Rice and more June 16th-June 18th. Buy your tickets now!

WGLT Summer Concert

The WGLT Summer Concert presented by CEFCU will return to Downtown Bloomington on June 18, 2022, for our 20th annual celebration June 18th.

Make Music Normal

Make Music Normal is an all-ages, free-to-attend festival taking place annually in Uptown Normal on June 24 and June 25th.

Saturdays on the Square

The Castle Theatre is so excited to team up again with The Pantagraph in partnership with the City of Bloomington, Illinois to bring a Free Concert Series this summer in Downtown Bloomington IL. Join us June 25th, July 9th, July 16th and August 9th.

Shakespeare Festival

The Illinois Shakespeare Festival is a professional repertory company that produces mainstage productions, free family-friendly performances, and numerous community events over the summer.

Medici Craft Beer and Jazz Festival

Medici in Normal hosts the Craft Beer and Jazz Street Fair on North Street in Uptown Normal on July 23rd. Families are welcome!

McLean County Fair 

Home to the World’s Largest County 4-H Fair! Come out to the McLean County Fair this August 3-7 for farm fun, carnivals, great food and entertainment.

Sweet Corn Circus

This free event celebrates the agricultural and circus roots of Bloomington-Normal and features performances by Gamma Phi Circus and CirqueMania August 26th through August 27th in Uptown Normal.


As you can see, our summer is packed full of fun! Mark your calendars for these events and to learn more about upcoming events in Bloomington-Normal click here.

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