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Most City facilities and departments will be closed or have modified hours on Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day.  

Arts in the Parks

Arts in the Parks includes not only musical performances from classical to 80s, but also offers everything from moonlight movies to exploding fireworks. All of our programs are completely free of charge and open to the public. For a complete listing of all Arts in the Parks programs please see our brochure, or view our Arts in the Parks calendar of events at the bottom of this page!

Monday Morning Kids Series

Wake up to Monday's at Moir Park! Bring your families and friends out to Moir Park and select Monday morning's throughout the summer to enjoy music, dancing and lots of FUN! All shows start at 10:30 a.m. and as always, are free and open to the public.

Evening Performance Series

The sounds of summer will echo throughout Normandale Bandshell (unless otherwise noted) with the Twin Cities most sought after musicians and concert bands.

Thursday Blockbusters

Our Thursday Blockbusters are part of our Evening Performance Series at Normandale Lake. On select Thursdays throughout the summer we will be hosting some of the best entertainment in the Twin Cities as well as food vendors to handle your dinner plans. Food vendors will begin serving at 6:30 p.m. The Thursday Blockbusters music begins at 7 p.m. and as always, is free and open to the public.

Moonlight movies

Check out our outdoor movies series! Movies are shown on our 30 foot outdoor movie screen. In our third year, we are stepping up the drama, featuring more movies on our 30-foot outdoor movie screen! Each film offers the public a chance to watch a movie beneath the stars, as well as enjoy some beautiful outdoor scenery by Lake Normandale. We will be featuring the past season’s hit releases!

Popcorn and water will be available for purchase at all movies.

Be sure to vote for our Viewer's Choice movie on August 21st! Click here to vote! 

Arts in the Parks Events

Summer Fete Friday, July 3, 2015 - 5:00pm Bloomington's Independence Day celebration is held each year on July 3 at Normandale Lake Park. The fun starts with a carnival, includes...
Monday Morning Kids Series: Tricia and the Toonies Monday, July 6, 2015 - 10:30am The puppet characters, along with Tricia, share life’s experiences with big helpings of kindness, encouragement, support and humor!
Evening Performance Series: Sawtooth Brothers Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 7:00pm Dazzling audiences with precision picking and sharp harmonies, the sound of the Sawtooth Brothers is rooted in traditional bluegrass...
Thursday Blockbuster: 80's Music Explosion Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 7:00pm Featuring: Urban Myth Band Your favorite 80’s classics will come to life with one of the Twin Cities’ most versatile bands. Food will be...
Moonlight Movie: The Lego Movie Friday, July 10, 2015 - 9:00pm PG 100 minutes An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil...
Monday Morning Kids Series: Wiggle, Jiggle, and Jam Monday, July 13, 2015 - 10:30am Join Wendy as she entertains with her original songs. Every child will be encouraged to participate with movement, engaging props, and fun...
Evening Performance Series: Rhinestone Diplomats Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 7:00pm
Thursday Blockbuster: Latin Music Night Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 7:00pm Featuring: Salsa del Soul Salsa del Soul performs various styles of dance music from the Spanish-speaking regions of the Caribbean. The...
Moonlight Movie: Big Hero 6 Friday, July 17, 2015 - 9:00pm PG 102 minutes The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group...
Monday Morning Kids Series: Bob the Beachcomber Monday, July 20, 2015 - 10:30am Everyone loves to beach party, and now the kids can join in the fun with this special show for families and children.
Evening Performance Series: Dakota Valley Symphony Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 7:00pm The symphony is comprised of a 60-member symphony orchestra, a 40-member mixed chorus and a 90-member Summer Pops orchestra and chorus, all...
Evening Performance Series: Rockin' Hollywoods Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 7:00pm Audiences of all ages will love these classic rock sounds of the 50’s through the 80’s.
Moonlight Movie: 101 Dalmatians Friday, July 24, 2015 - 9:00pm G 79 minutes A woman kidnaps puppies to kill them for their fur, but various animals then gang up against her and get their revenge in...
Monday Morning Kids Series: Rachael Kroog Monday, July 27, 2015 - 10:30am Rachael’s various themes include: the power of kindness, the value of respect, our spiritual connection to the earth and its animals, and...
Evening Performance Series: Bloomington Symphony Orchestra Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 7:00pm Founded in 1963, this is one of Minnesota’s premier community orchestras, under the direction of Manny Laureano.
Thursday Blockbuster: Suburban Country Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 7:00pm Featuring: Geoff Elvie Band From guitars to fiddles, this modern country band will have your toe tapping all night long! Food will be...
Moonlight Movie: Edge of Tomorrow Friday, July 31, 2015 - 9:00pm PG-13 113 minutes A military officer is brought into an alien war against an extraterrestrial enemy who can reset the day and know the...
Monday Morning Kids Series: Mike Monson Monday, August 3, 2015 - 10:30am Juggling and tricks come to life in this show that starts with demonstrations and lessons and then finishes with a chance for the kids to...
Evening Performance Series: Continental Ballet Company Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 7:00pm Continental Ballet Company’s mission is to enrich the community by preserving the art of classical ballet through professional performances...
Thursday Blockbuster: Blues and Bar-B-Q Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 7:00pm 7:00 PM: Paul Holland Band This dynamic five-piece group featuring Minnesota Music Award winners highlight classic blues and R&B like...
Moonlight Movie: March of the Penguins Friday, August 7, 2015 - 8:30pm Cinderella has been cancelled due to licensing schedule issues. The new movie is now March of the Penguins! This breathtakingly beautiful...
Moonlight Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy Friday, August 14, 2015 - 8:30pm PG-13 121 minutes A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the...
Moonlight Movie: Viewer's Choice Friday, August 21, 2015 - 8:30pm Be sure to vote at any Arts in the Parks event or online below for the final movie to be shown this summer at Normandale Lake Bandshell!...

Become a sponsor!

The Arts in the Parks program provides free outdoor entertainment throughout the summer to the public. With your support in becoming a sponsor you can help provide more exciting outdoor entertainment opportunities to our community. This summer our Arts in the Parks program will be hosting a variety of events including the Thursday Blockbusters, Moonlight Movies in the Park, and Sandcastles! With your sponsorship or donation you will receive many incentives! Check out specific information below. 

Arts in the Parks Sponsorship Information