McLean County Calendar of Events June 13 – June 20

David Davis Mansion hosts the Glorious Garden Festival on June 15-16. (Photo courtesy of David Davis Mansion)


Franklin Park Concert
Thursday, 6-08 p.m.
Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts, Corner of Walnut and McLean,

Dolphin Swim Team is featured. Event includes an ice cream social. For more information, call 309-434-2260.

JUNE 15-16

Glorious Garden Festival
Friday & Saturday, all day
David Davis Mansion, 1000 Monroe Drive, Bloomington
$20; children $7

This year’s garden show is titled “Unexpected Delights” and offers 9 private gardens in the Bloomington-Normal area for tours. For more information, call 309-828-1084.

Summer Solstice Concert
Fri. & Sat. 5-10 p.m.
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 600 N. East St., Bloomington
$20; 2-night pass $35

CEFCU Outdoor Summer Stage will be the site of two groups each night. Saturday: Shuga Beatz and Harmonious Wall, Sunday: Stone & Snow and Femmes of Rock. For tickets, call 309-434-2777.

JUNE 15-17

Used Book Sale
Benefits Literacy Programs
Fri. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.;
Sun. noon-4 p.m.
360 Wylie Drive, Suite 700, Normal
Free admission

25,000 unpicked books including special collections. $5 a bag sale on Sunday. For more information, call 309-531-8320.


Fathers’ Day Special:
Miller Park Boats
Saturday, noon-4:30 p.m.
1020 S. Morris Ave., Bloomington
Paddleboat rental $4

Paddleboats are rented for $4 for each half hour. Ride with your dad for half price. For more information, visit

LoungeAbout the Roundabout
Saturday, 6-8 p.m.
Uptown Normal

The group ‘Chasing the Turn’ will be playing. For more information, call 309-433-3420.

Special Olympics Street Dance
Saturday, 7-9 p.m.
Uptown Normal

Event congratulates and honors athletes competing at the Special Olympics State Summer games. For more information, call 309-433-3420.

Unboxing Memories:
A Wedding Dress ‘Unveiling’
Saturday, 1 p.m.
McLean County Museum, 200 N. Main St., Bloomington

Two local girls unveil their great-great-great-grandmother’s 1905 wedding dress and shoes for the first time in the company of their mother, family, and friends. Rarely seen wedding garments from the Museum’s collection will be on display. Flowers by Vera & Buck Floral Studio and sweets by Ivy Lane Bakery will be available for purchase and sampling. Live music will accompany the presentation. For more information, call 309-827-0428.


Sunday Afternoon
Free Concert
Sunday, noon-2 p.m.
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 600 N. East St., Bloomington

The musicians will be Dave Rudolf, Kids Beach Party and Glenn Wilson and the Jazzmaniacs. For more information, call 309-434-2777.


Lunchtime Concert
Wither’s Park
Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
204 E. Washington St., Bloomington

Chris Corkery and Towne will perform. For more information, call 309-434-2260.


–McLean County Calendar of Events June 13 – June 20–