Press release: Community Groups, Artists, and Food Vendors Invited to Take Part in Bloomington’s International Festival April 16, 2023

The following press release was sent to the Bloomingtonian Monday:


January 23, 2023

For more information, please contact:

Leslie Brinson, Community Events Manager, Parks and Recreation

[email protected] or 812-349-3715

Community Groups, Artists, and Food Vendors Invited to Take Part in Bloomington’s International Festival April 16

Street fair-style festival to take place on Fourth Street between Dunn Street and Grant Street and in the Dunkirk Square parking lot.

Bloomington, Ind.–Community groups, entertainers, and artists are invited to join the International Festival by hosting interactive spaces where visitors can learn about and explore other cultures, display and demonstrate works of art, and offer a variety of food from across the globe. 

The International Festival is scheduled for Sunday, April 16 from 1-4 p.m. on Fourth Street in downtown Bloomington. Fourth Street will be closed that day between Dunn Street and Grant Street.

This event is a celebration of Bloomington’s people and an opportunity to use Bloomington’s city streets to meet neighbors, learn more about local businesses and organizations, and experience diverse food and music.

According to event coordinator Leslie Brinson, Parks and Recreation is seeking community groups, artisans, entertainers, and restaurants or food vendors to participate in the Festival, interact with the community, and bring unique flavors.  

Interested participants may apply online. Applications are due by March 24. There is no cost to participate. Space for entertainment and activities is limited, and applications are accepted until all available spaces are filled.

Apply for booth space at the International Festival at

“Creating opportunities for the community to come together on city streets helps to foster a sense of community and inclusivity ,” Brinson said. “We are delighted with the success of last year’s event, and look forward to hosting activities that celebrate and educate about the diverse cultures represented in Bloomington.” 

For more information about the International Festival and how to get involved, contact Leslie Brinson at 812-349-3715 or [email protected].


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