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Events to get you into the bicentennial spirit


Celebrating Bloomington doesn't end with peeling back the layers of the past. Bloomingtonians can also celebrate the city's present by attending bicentennial-themed events around town.

200 Years of Bloomington Trees

When: June 2

Where: Bryan Park

What: This summer concert and movie screening will offer all things leafy. The tree-themed event will include live music by folk musician Malcolm Dalglish and a screening of the environmental flick "The Lorax," based on the Dr. Seuss book.

Taste of Bloomington

When: June 23

Where: Showers Plaza

What: This annual event celebrates Bloomington's food scene by inviting more than 40 restaurants for attendees to sample food from while enjoying live music.

Fourth of July Parade

When: July 4

Where: Through downtown Bloomington

What: This year's event is the annual Fourth of July Parade with a twist. The parade will have the theme "Where Memories are Alive!"

Bicentennial on the B-Line: A walk through the past and into the future

When: Oct. 6

Where: Along the B-Line Trail between Sixth Street and Grimes Lane

What: Bloomington residents will be able to stroll through interactive displays honoring Bloomington and learn about major historical events from representatives of community organizations. 

Bicentennial 5K

When: Nov. 11

Where: City Hall

What: Bloomingtonians can lace up their running shoes and line up at City Hall to celebrate Bloomington with a 5K run on the B-Line Trail.

Events courtesy of bloomington.in.gov.