Arts in the Parks includes not only musical performances spanning the spectrum from classical to rock and everything in between, but also offers live theater, food trucks, kids entertainment and much more! All programs are completely free of charge and open to the public.
Wake up to Mondays at Moir Park and Valley View Playfield, June 5 - August 7, 2023(no show July 3). Bring your family and friends alternating weeks at these two popular locations throughout the summer to enjoy music, dancing, magic, storytelling and much more! The fun begins at 10:30 a.m. and each show lasts approximately one hour.
TUESDAY PERFORMANCE SERIES
The sounds of summer echo throughout the Normandale Lake Bandshell area on select Tuesdays this summer when some of Bloomington’s best music and dance takes the stage. The Tuesday Performance series runs June 6 - July 25, 2023. Shows begin at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
MIDWEEK MUSIC & MARKET
Midweek Music & Market offers top notch music, a mini farmers market, a beer garden, lawn games, and up to seven food trucks, making it one of the largest weekly food truck events in the area! It's everything you need to enjoy your Wednesday evenings in the summer in the Bloomington Civic Plaza east lot--the same location as the Saturday Farmers Market. The series runs July 12 - August 23, 2023 with market, food and beer sales open 5-8 p.m., and music performances beginning at 5:30 p.m.
THURSDAY BLOCKBUSTERS SERIES
The Thursday Blockbusters Series is part of our Evening Performance Series at Normandale Lake Bandshell. 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 run June 8 - August 10, 2023. Food and beer service opens at 6:30 p.m. and music begins at 7 p.m.
New in 2023, Sunday Funday offers free family-friendly live music and food. This series is sure to be a fun way to spend summer afternoons in Bloomington. Events take place 4 - 6:30 p.m. at locations throughout the city. Look for a show at a neighborhood park near you June 18 - August 13.
OTHER ARTS IN THE PARKS EVENTS
Enjoy these additional fun and inclusive Arts in the Parks activities.
For events taking place at Normandale Lake Bandshell, view the parking map below.
BECOME A SPONSOR
This year we are presenting many great ways to become a part of the Arts in the Parks programs! Learn more about each opportunity below and then for more information or to reserve your sponsorship opportunity, call Arts in the Parks at 952-563-8693.