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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.

You can check the status of Arts in the Parks events during inclement weather by calling 952-563-8878 or checking the City's Facebook page.

Monday Morning Kids Series

Wake up to Mondays at Moir Park! Bring your families and friends out to Moir Park on Monday mornings June 10 - August 5 to enjoy music, dancing, and lots of FUN beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Monday Morning Kid’s Series: Minnesota Zoomobile

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 10:30am

Monday Morning Kid’s Series: Wiggle, Jiggle, and Jam

Monday, July 1, 2019 - 10:30am

Monday Morning Kid’s Series: Acme Magic Factory

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 10:30am

Monday Morning Kid’s Series: Rachael Kroog

Monday, July 15, 2019 - 10:30am

Monday Morning Kid’s Series: Wonder Weavers Storytellers

Monday, July 22, 2019 - 10:30am

Monday Morning Kid’s Series: Kidsdance

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 10:30am

Monday Morning Kid’s Series: Alpha Bits

Monday, August 5, 2019 - 10:30am

Evening Performance Series

The sounds of summer echo throughout the Normandale Lake Bandshell (unless noted) with some of the Twin Cities best performers. All shows begin at 7 p.m. and are free to the public. The evening performance series runs June 11 - August 6.

Evening Performance Series: Continental Ballet

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 7:00pm

Evening Performance Series: Eden Prairie Community Band

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 7:00pm

Evening Performance Series: Good News Big Band

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 7:00pm

Evening Performance Series: Westwind Swing Band

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 7:00pm

Evening Performance Series: Heroes End Band

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 7:00pm

Evening Performance Series: Blue Groove Bluegrass

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 7:00pm

Midweek Music and Market Series

This series has music, food trucks and a farmers market all located conveniently at Bloomington Civic Plaza in the East lot. New in 2019: a beer garden! Everything you need for the perfect place to spend your Wednesday evenings in Bloomington from 4 - 8 p.m.  Performances from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. This series runs July 10 - August 14

Midweek Music and Market Series: Tuxedo Band

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Midweek Music and Market Series: Paul Holland Band

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Midweek Music and Market Series: Middle Spunk Creek Boys

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Midweek Music and Market Series: Riddle Brothers

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Midweek Music and Market Series: Steve Clarke and the Working Stiffs

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Midweek Music and Market Series: Salsa del Soul

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Thursday Night Blockbuster Series

Our Thursday Blockbusters are part of our Evening Performance Series at Normandale Lake. 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. The Thursday Blockbusters begin with food service starting at 6:30 p.m. and shows starting at 7 p.m. 

Thursday Night Blockbusters: Classic Rock Bash

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 6:30pm

Thursday Night Blockbusters: Legends of Minnesota Music Series

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 6:30pm

Thursday Night Blockbusters: Country Night

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 6:30pm

Thursday Night Blockbusters: Blues and BBQ

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 6:30pm

Thursday Night Blockbusters: Latin Music Night

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 6:30pm

Thursday Night Blockbusters: 80s Music Explosion

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 6:30pm

Thursday Night Blockbusters: Classical Music Night

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 6:30pm

Moonlight movies

The Moonlight Movies Series kicks off at Normandale Lake Park on June 7 and features 11 shows on Fridays throughout the summer! Popcorn and beverages will be available for purchase at all movies. Shows start at approximately 9 p.m.

Moonlight Movie: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:00pm

Moonlight Movie: Avengers: Infinity War

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 9:00pm

Moonlight Movie: Mary Poppins Returns

Friday, July 5, 2019 - 9:00pm

Moonlight Movie: Solo: A Star Wars Story

Friday, July 12, 2019 - 9:00pm

Moonlight Movie: Incredibles 2

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 9:00pm

Moonlight Movie: Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Friday, July 26, 2019 - 9:00pm

Moonlight Movie: Ocean’s 8

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 9:00pm

Moonlight Movie: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Friday, August 9, 2019 - 9:00pm

Moonlight Movie: Captain Marvel

Friday, August 16, 2019 - 9:00pm

Other Arts in the Parks events

Other events will be listed below, if scheduled. 

Sandcastles at Bush Lake Beach

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Become a sponsor!

This year we are presenting many great ways to become a part of the Arts in the Parks programs! With your sponsorship you will be thanked in the following ways:

Become a Moonlight Movies in the Park Sponsor

$500: Moonlight Movie in the Park Single Movie Sponsor

  • Primary Sponsor Banner created and placed prominently on the Main Stage for one Moonlight Movie
  • Reserved prime seating area
  • Booth space near the stage for promoting your organization
  • Your organization will be promoted in press releases, prominent signage, on City Web and through email blasts, Facebook, and Instagram.
  • Sponsor may play a short promo video about its company prior to movie on the big screen
  • See website for show listings here! 

Become a Thursday Blockbuster Sponsor

$1,000: Thursday Blockbuster Sponsor

  • Primary Sponsor Banner placed prominently on bandshell stage for selected Blockbuster show
  • Reserved prime seating area
  • Booth space near stage for promoting your organization
  • Your organization will be promoted in press releases, prominent signage, on City Web and through email blasts, Facebook, and Instagram.
  • See website for show listings here! 

Become a Monday Morning Kids' Show Sponsor

$500: Monday Morning Kids' Show Sponsor

  • Your organization will be promoted in press releases, prominent signage, on City Web and through email blasts, Facebook, and Instagram.
  • Your organization will be thanked for your support at the event and throughout the event
  • Your organization's name/logo will be display on a banner at the event.
  • Booth space near the stage will be provided for promoting your organization
  • See website for show listings here! 

For more information or to reserve your sponsorship opportunity, call Arts in the Parks at 952-563-8693.