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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 throughout the summer to enjoy music, dancing, and lots of FUN beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Rachel Kroog

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 10:30am

Wiggle, Jiggle, and Jam

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 10:30am

Wonder Weavers Storytellers

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 10:30am

Mike Monson, juggler

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 10:30am

Acme Magic Factory

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:30am

The Jack and Kitty Show

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 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.

Bloomington Chorale

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 7:00pm

Everett Smithson Band

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 7:00pm

Medalist Concert Band Special 40th Anniversary Event

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

St. Louis Park Community Band

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 7:00pm

Eden Prairie Community Band

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

The Percolators

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 7:00pm

The Groove Merchants

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 7:00pm

Midweek Music and Market Series

This series brings together three of our favorite things: midweek, music and markets. Performances are from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday while the market will be available from 5 - 8 p.m. in the East lot at Bloomington Civic Plaza.

Tuxedo Band

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 7:00pm

Roe Family Singers

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 7:00pm

Blue Groove

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 7:00pm

Mill City Hot Club

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 7:00pm

Steve Clarke and the Working Stiffs

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

Riddle Brothers

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 7:00pm

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 at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

Classic Rock Bash

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 7:00pm

British Invasion

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 7:00pm

80s Music Explosion

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 7:00pm

Latin Music Night

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 7:00pm

Bluegrass

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 7:00pm

Classical Music Night

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 7:00pm

Blues and Bar-B-Q

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 7:00pm

Moonlight movies

The Moonlight Movies Series kicks off at Normandale Lake Park on June 8, and will feature 9 shows on Fridays throughout the summer. Check out two special shows taking place at Wright’s Lake Park on Saturdays in June and August.  Popcorn and beverages will be available for purchase at all movies.

Movie: Moana at Wrights Lake Park

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 9:00pm

Movie: Jumanji

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 9:00pm

Movie: Justice League

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 9:00pm

Movie: Pitch Perfect 3

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 9:00pm

Movie: Cars 3

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 9:00pm

Movie: Beauty and the Beast (Live)

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:00pm

Movie: Coco at Wrights Lake Park

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 9:00pm

Movie: A Wrinkle in Time

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 9:00pm

Movie: Star Wars: the Last Jedi

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 9:00pm

Other Arts in the Parks events

Other events will be listed below, if scheduled. 

Sandcastles

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Summer Fete

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 5:00pm to 11:00pm

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.