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Leslie Brinson
Community Events Manager
City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department

City Invites Community Groups, Entertainers to Take Part in April Street Fair

Bloomington, Ind. — The City of Bloomington will host a Street Fair Sunday, April 28 on Kirkwood Avenue from noon until 4 p.m. Kirkwood Avenue will be closed between Indiana Avenue and Walnut Street for the Fair.

Street Fair organizers are hosting an informational meeting Feb. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers in City Hall, 401 N. Morton St. Interested groups are invited to attend to receive specific information on plans for the Street Fair, applications for booth spaces, and expectations for participating groups.

Plans for the Street Fair include making blocks of Kirkwood Avenue available for "adoption" by neighboring businesses. Event coordinator Leslie Brinson said the city is seeking additional businesses and organizations to take part in the Street Fair, interact with the community, and bring their own unique forms of celebration to the streets. Activities planned by each participating group should reflect Bloomington’s diversity and uniqueness.

Brinson said participating groups will be selected based on the activity the group is providing, and that activity's ability to engage Street Fair attendees.

"Our goal is to include a diversity of positive, interactive booths, with a variety of different kinds of activities," Brinson said.

Local entertainers are also invited to apply to perform at the street fair with music, dance, theatrical productions, poetry reading, magic, and more.

Applications from interested activity hosts and entertainers who would like to participate in the Street Fair are available online, and must be submitted by March 1. There is no cost to participate.

Apply to provide entertainment at the Street Fair:

Apply to be an activity host at the Street Fair:

“This event is an opportunity to use Bloomington's city streets in new ways: To meet neighbors, find out more about local businesses and organizations, and celebrate Bloomington and all the things that make it such a special city," Brinson said. "The event was such a success in 2018 that we decided to celebrate Bloomington again this spring, through music, food, interactive activities, and togetherness."