Bloomington First Fridays

Stroll around downtown Bloomington on the first Friday evening of each month for Bloomington First Fridays. Galleries and shops stay open late, while vendors welcome visitors by offering special savings and exciting events. Enjoy live music, wine tastings, and delicious meal deals. First Fridays often coincide with Gallery Walk Bloomington receptions, when the nine downtown galleries-all within walking distance of each other-welcome guests for public exhibit openings and cocktails. Visit Downtown Bloomington for event schedules and details.

About: Heather Blackmon-doForno

As a member of the Ohio State University Marching Band, I quickly grew to appreciate the dedication and pride each Big Ten Marching Band exhibits, as well as the traditions, history and culture of each school they represent. Being a passionate world traveler, my trips to Big Ten schools have always involved an effort to go beyond the game, scoping out the best local places to eat, delving into local history, viewing the campus architecture and learning about quirky folklore.