Summer Events in Bloomington

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Limestone Symposium in Bloomington, Indiana

Summer brings out Bloomington’s creative side. From concerts and food to carvings and paintings, the city showcases its variety in multiple summer-only events.

IU celebrates the season with daily music, cinema and art during its Summer Festival of the Arts.

Limestone from the Bloomington area was used to construct the Empire State Building and a number of other famous structures, and the city celebrates its limestone heritage during the June with special events.

Visitors can take the IU campus limestone walking tour, and check out the sculpting going on for the Indiana Limestone Symposium, June 8-28, 2014. Beginning to advanced carvers hone their craft while visitors watch them use chisels and picks to give the stone shape and use water to cool it down at the Bybee Stone Company in Ellettsville.

Various forms of art are displayed on the courthouse lawn for Arts Fair on the Square on June 241, 2014(100 W. Kirkwood Ave., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

And thousands of adventurous eaters try offerings from the city’s restaurants at the Taste of Bloomington (401 N. Morton St., 3 p.m.-11p.m.) on the same day. More than 50 local food vendors offer up bites of their special dishes for $5 or less. Bands will perform on two stages with a beer garden in the middle featuring local beers and wines.

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