Fountain Square is home to many Bloomington traditions. Bloomington’s cultural vibrancy and energy is what makes it unforgettable! So come for the experience and join us at any or all of the upcoming events.

Fountain Square Open House and Sidewalk Sale

OpenHouseTealJune 20, 2015

Explore everything Fountain Square has to offer! Visit the locally owned and operated retailers and service providers, have a cup of coffee or a pastry at Stefano’s Ice Cafe and marvel at the unique atmosphere.

Expect all the shops in Fountain Square to put their best foot (and best prices) forward during the Sidewalk Sale! In addition to sales, Octopus Ink will offer balloon twisting and Bloomington Face Painting will offer face painting. Jordan River Crossing will perform from 1:45 – 2pm.

We’re looking forward to see you on June 20!


First Fridays at Fountain Square

Gallery events, live music, shopping, food and more! Every First Friday through 20015: August 7, September 4, October 2, November 6, and December 4.  First Fridays features Bloomington’s Gallery Walk and various activities all across downtown Bloomington.

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Bloomington’s Gallery Walk:

Bloomington Handmade Market Spring Mini

The 2015  Bloomington Handmade Market Spring Mini and Art Supply Drive in Fountain Square Mall was a success!

Over 25 local handmade artists showcased their work in the atrium, Saturday, May 2 from 10:00am – 5:00pm. Learn more at:

Easter Bunny

The 2015 Easter bunny visits were a success. Thank you for visiting.

Santa Claus

Thank you for making our 2014 Santa Claus visits a success! 2015 dates to be announced in November

Letters to Santa

2015 dates to be announced in November – Every kid who leaves a letter for Santa in the giant mailbox will receive a reply from Santa himself! Letters must include child’s name and mailing address. To insure a reply, please place letter in the mailbox by December 15.

Giant Stocking Giveaway

2015 dates to be announced in November – Every kid who gets their photo taken with Santa is entered in the drawing to win a stocking that’s almost 8 feet tall and filled with toys. You do not need to be present to win.


2015 date to be announced in November  – This free pajama party for kids features Christmas cartoons, milk and cookies, stationery for letters to Santa, Christmas crafts, and entertainment by Polka Dot the Clown.

Alfie the Talking Christmas Tree

2015 date to be announced in November – Children and adults can come and talk to Alfie the Talking Christmas Tree and have their caricature drawn by Karen Kovich.