Arts in the Parks

The City of Bloomington has initiated changes to Parks and Recreation operations and programming in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Arts in the Parks summer music events have been canceled. Learn more

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 visiting 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 8 - August 10, 2020 to enjoy music, dancing, and lots of FUN beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Performance Schedule Coming Soon!

Midweek Music and Market Series

The Wednesday evening Music and Market series is a perfect blending of the Bloomington Farmers Market and Arts in the Parks. Featuring live music, a mini market, food trucks, lawn games, and a beer garden, it is the perfect after work destination.  Series runs July 8-August 19, 2020.  Market, food and beer sales open from 4-8 p.m.  Music performances take place 5:30-7:30 pm.

Performance Schedule Coming Soon!

Thursday Blockbusters Series

The Thursday Blockbuster Series provides the very best in free outdoor entertainment every Thursday throughout the summer at Normandale Lake Bandshell. It features top quality musical performances, food trucks, and new this year, beer sales at each show! Series runs June 11-August 13 (no show July 2). Food and beer service begin at 6:30 p.m.  Music begins at 7 p.m.   

Performance Schedule Coming Soon!

Friday Night Live (NEW in 2020!)

New for 2020, Arts in the Parks introduces Friday Night Live! This series will feature live music and movies at locations throughout Bloomington.  Look for a show at a park near you.  Series runs June 12-August 21, 2020 (No show July 3).  

Performance Schedule Coming Soon!

Other Arts in the Parks events

Other events will be listed below, if scheduled. 

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.