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Fourth Street Festival Wraps Up Summer Right

Labor Day weekend – the last hoorah of summer. Soon the leaves will be turning vibrant colors and the air a little crisper. That’s why you have to make the last few weekends of beautiful weather count. And, you can start by stopping by the Fourth Street Festival in Bloomington over Labor Day weekend.

Bloomington’s Fourth Street Festival has been celebrating the end of summer since 1977 by bringing together artists, residents, and visitors to showcase southern Indiana talents. The festival has even grown so much to attract artists outside of Indiana and the Midwest. In fact, it was recently rated by Art Fair Sourcebook as one of the top 50 art shows.

Over 100 artists and vendors will line the downtown streets of Bloomington at Fourth and Grant Streets offering their unique and original creations. It’s easy to find something that will catch your eye. Artwork ranges from photography and ceramics to fiber art and jewelry.

While you are perusing the booths, the festival also offers live music and entertainment. Local bands will be performing on the main stage with a variety of music from jazz and blues to folk and classical.

With free admission (yes, FREE!) the Fourth Street Festival is a great way to spend your Labor Day weekend. In fact, you should consider spending the entire weekend in southern Indiana. The quaint village of Nashville or the architecturally inspired town of Columbus is only a short scenic drive from Bloomington.

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