Community Events Hotline: (812) 349-3754
For weather-related or other cancellations of concerts or other community events.
Community Events Staff
- Paula McDevitt, Recreation Programs Director
- Becky Barrick-Higgins, Community Events Manager
- Bill Ream, Community Events Coordinator
- Greg Jacobs, Community Events Coordinator
- Lynsie Haag, Program Specialist
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- Bloomington Pumpkin Launch
- A Fair of the Arts
- Concerts, Movies, and Plays
- Holiday Market
- Yappy Hours - dog-related programs at Ferguson Dog Park
Friday, September 4
6-8 p.m. in Bryan Park
FREE · For all ages.
Come out and PLAY! Bloomington has been named a Playful City USA by KaBOOM!, and we intend to celebrate! We'll have games and playful activities for kids of all ages. The evening ends with the showing of the family-friendly movie "Hairspray" outside on the big screen!
Family Field Day and Picnic
Sunday, September 20
Noon-2 p.m. in Bryan Park-Henderson Shelter
FREE · For all ages.
Relax and enjoy fun, quality family time on a Sunday afternoon! Bring your family and a picnic lunch to Bryan Park, and we will host a variety of sports and games everyone can play.
- hula hooping
- jump roping
- Frisbee golf
- basketball dribbling and shooting
- beanbag toss
- ... and more!
Healthy Halloween Party
Friday, October 23
6-8 p.m. at the Banneker Community Center
$2 · Register by 10/21 (Code: 31001-A)
The health and wellness witches are throwing a Healthy Halloween Party at the Banneker Community Center, and your entire family is invited! Come in costume and have a howling good time playing Halloween games, enjoying spooky snacks, and trying on some sweet (or scary!) face painting! For more information contact Alison Miller, 812-349-3771 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trick or Treat Trail
Saturday, October 24
1-4 p.m. in RCA Community Park
$4/child. One adult admitted free with paid child's admission. $2 each additional adult.
Geared toward ages 1-10 yrs. Due to the popularity of the Trick or Treat Trail, there may be a wait to enter the trail. We appreciate your patience.
For weather-related updates, call the Community Events Hotline at (812) 349-3754.
Hi, Ho, Hi, Ho, into the woods we'll go.
The wooded trail comes to life
with characters and stories, oh what a sight.
Put on your costume and grab your bag,
there is a lot of fun to be had.
Festival of Ghost Stories
Friday, October 30
7-8:30 p.m. in Bryan Park
FREE · Best suited for adults, teens, and older school-age children. May not be appropriate for younger children.
Rain location: Monroe County Public Library. For weather-related updates, call the Community Events Hotline at (812) 349-3754.
An ink-black night with leering jack-o'-lanterns and crisp cider set the stage for an evening of live storytelling beneath the stars. A Halloween-time tradition for more than 33 years, the Festival of Ghost Stories features haunting tales of ghosts and horror that will tingle the spine. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and dress warmly to avoid the chill as seasoned storytellers spin their tales in the dark. A community event presented by Bloomington Parks and Recreation and sponsored by Monroe County Public Library and the Bloomington Storytellers Guild.
Spotlight News in Parks & Recreation Community Events
Launch devices are needed for the Bloomington Pumpkin Launch Saturday, November 7.