McLean County Calendar of Events July 18 – July 25

The Lincoln’s Festival on 66 will be held this weekend, July 20-21, in Bloomington.


Franklin Park Concert and Ice Cream Social
Thursday, 6-8 p.m.
Franklin Park, Corner of Walnut & McLean, Bloomington

Conductor Michael Wallace and the Community Concert Band will perform. Bring your own seating. Humane Society will benefit from the ice cream social. For more information, call 309-434-2260.

JULY 19-20

Floats and Funnies at the Library
Thurs., 5-8 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Normal Public Library, 206 W. College Ave.

No one’s too old to enjoy classic cartoons on the big screen and a delicious root beer or sherbet float. For more information, call 309-454-4668.


Music at Castle Gardens
Friday, 6-9 p.m.
1280 P.J. Keller Hwy., Lexington

Rev. T and the Soul Shakers will provide the music. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket. Lexington Booster Club will be selling food. For more information, call 309-826-6916.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Fri. 7:30 p.m.; Sat. 2:30 & 9:30 p.m.;
Sun. 2:30 p.m.
Community Players Theatre, 201 Robinhood Lane, Bloomington

Classic play performed by a local cast. For more information, call 309-663-2121.

JULY 20-21

Lincoln’s Festival on 66
Fri.-Sat. 5-10 p.m.;
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 600 N. East St.
$20 each night

Music provided by ‘Riders of the Golden Maize,’ ‘The Neverly Brothers,’ ‘Hot Sauce Universe,’ and ‘Mojo & the Bayou Gypsies.’ For more information, call 309-827-0428.


Inside Out Arts Fair
Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sugar Grove Nature Center, 4532 N. 725 East Road, McLean
Free admission

Live music and free art activities fill out the program. Pulled pork lunch provided by the Heyworth FFA Chapter. For more information, call 571-336-6383.

Bizarre Bazaar
Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church, 1613 E. Emerson, Bloomington
$2 admission

Event includes Tarot, soul readings, reiki, jewelry, bath products, and baked good. For more information, visit

Medici Craft Beer and Jazz Street Fair
Saturday, 4-10 p.m.
Uptown Normal on North Street
Free admission

45 craft beers will be served. Beer tickets cost $.50 and most samples require two to 8 tickets. Event will benefit Children’s Discovery Museum and Uptown Partners. For more information, call 309-433-3420.

History of Bicycles
Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
David Davis Mansion, 1000 Monroe Drive, Bloomington

Bicycle exhibit from the Wheels of Time Museum, antique bicycles by the Peoria Wheelmen, speakers, races and an acting troupe portraying people who lived in Bloomington/Normal after the Civil War. For more information, call 309-828-1084.


Hawaiian Party in Miller Park
Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
Miller Park, 1020 S. Morris Ave., Bloomington
Free admission

Ride the Miller Park Boats and participate in beach games and contests. Paddleboats rent for $4 per half hour. For more information, call 309-434-2260.

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

‘Dave Rudolf, Kids Beach Party’ and ‘Glenn Wilson and the Jazzmaniacs’ will perform on the CEFCU Summer Stage. For more information, call 309-434-2777.

Sunday, 1-3 p.m.
6th Floor, Milner Library, 201 N. School St., Normal

Honest Abe and The Bard’s connections are explored. For more information, call 309-438-3897.


Tour the Historic Ewing Manor
Monday, 4-6 p.m.
Ewing Cultural Center, 48 Sunset Road, Bloomington
$5 donation appreciated

Trained docents guide you through the mansion. For more information, call 309-438-6333.


Genealogy Research Program: Past to Present
Wednesday, noon-1 p.m.
Liberty Village of Leroy, 509 S. Buck Road

Ardys Serpette, President of the McLean County Genealogical Society will be presenting “Past to the Present” to help you learn more about genealogy and how to research your family history. For more information, call 309-962-5000.

–McLean County Calendar of Events July 18 – July 25–