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Food Truck Arts Parks Event 2022

Bring your mobile food/beverage operation to an Arts in the Parks event this summer! 

Click the Parking and Food Vendors tab below and complete the Food Truck Vendor application to request your opportunity to serve guests during our Sunday Funday, Midweek Music & Market, and Thursday Blockbusters series. With events happening from June 6 through August 21, there's sure to be at least one that's perfect for you. 

Don't delay. Apply today! 

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. 

Discover Arts in the Parks this summer

 


You can check the status of Arts in the Parks events during inclement weather by calling 952-563-8878 or visiting the Parks and Recreation Facebook page.


MONDAY MORNING KIDS SERIES

Wake up to Mondays at Moir Park and Valley View Playfield, June 3 - August 12, 2024. 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. 

Jun
03
Monday, June 3, 2024 - 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Enjoy the finest in free kids entertainment at Moir Park, starting at 10:30 a.m.
Jun
10
Monday, June 10, 2024 - 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Enjoy the finest in free kids entertainment at Valley View Playfield, starting at 10:30 a.m.
Jun
17
Monday, June 17, 2024 - 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Enjoy the finest in free kids entertainment at Moir Park, starting at 10:30 a.m.
Jun
24
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Enjoy the finest in free kids entertainment at Valley View Playfield, starting at 10:30 a.m.
Jul
08
Monday, July 8, 2024 - 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Enjoy the finest in kids entertainment at Moir Park, starting at 10:30 a.m.
Jul
15
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Enjoy the finest in free kids entertainment at Valley View Playfield, starting at 10:30 a.m.
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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 4 - July 30, 2024. Shows begin at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

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04
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 - 7–8 p.m.
Jun
11
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 7–8 p.m.
Jun
18
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 4–6:30 p.m.
Jun
25
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 7–8 p.m.
Jul
09
Tuesday, July 9, 2024 - 7–8 p.m.
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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 10 - August 21, 2024 with market, food and beer sales open 5-8 p.m., and music performances beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Jul
10
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 5–8 p.m.
Jul
17
Wednesday, July 17, 2024 - 5–8 p.m.
Jul
24
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 5–8 p.m.
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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 6 - August 8, 2024. Food and beer service opens at 6:30 p.m. and music begins at 7 p.m. 

Jun
06
Thursday, June 6, 2024 - 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Jun
13
Thursday, June 13, 2024 - 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Jun
20
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 6:30–9:30 p.m.
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SUNDAY FUNDAY

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 - August, 2024.  

NEW IN 2024: Three big shows added at Bloomington Central Station. 

Jun
16
Sunday, June 16, 2024 - 4–6:30 p.m.
Sunday Funday heads to the historic Pond House June 16, 4 - 6:30 p.m.
Jun
30
Sunday, June 30, 2024 - 4–6:30 p.m.
Bloomington Civic Plaza hosts Sunday Funday June 30, 4 - 6:30 p.m.
Jul
07
Sunday, July 7, 2024 - 4–6:30 p.m.
CAE presents Shakespeare at Normandale Bandshell, July 7, 4 - 6:30 p.m.
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OTHER ARTS IN THE PARKS EVENTS

Enjoy these additional fun and inclusive Arts in the Parks activities. 

Jun
08
Saturday, June 8, 2024 - 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Jul
03
Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 5–10:30 p.m.
Aug
17
Saturday, August 17, 2024 - 12–8 p.m.
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PARKING & FOOD VENDORS


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.