Top among DBA’s events is First Friday, obviously held on the first Friday of each month. The event showcases the numerous galleries, studios and artists downtown. A walking tour is augmented by promotions at individual businesses and, during the warmer months, DBA hires outside entertainers, from musicians to jugglers and even fire blowers.
Downtown’s festive Once Upon a Holiday includes “living windows,” with people acting out cheerful holiday scenes in shop windows. The community’s annual holiday parade ends in downtown, bringing folks together to ring in the season.
February is a sweet time for sugar lovers, when DBA sponsors Tour de Chocolat, with businesses and restaurants offering chocolate candy, and drinks, desserts.
Come October, it’s time for the Tour de Metro, a downtown living tour that showcases central district housing options located on the upper floors of downtown businesses.
Friday, March 3, 2017 - Saturday, March 4, 2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
106 W Monroe
Bloomington IL 61701