Home Events & Festivals 4th Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts Twitter Facebook Print About 4th Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts This annual festival began in 1976 as a way for area artists and crafts people to showcase their talents and has been a Bloomington tradition ever since! The Fourth Street Festival of the Arts has grown over the years and now includes artists from across the country. The festival takes place between Fourth Street and Grant Street in downtown Bloomington and features a wide variety of fine arts and crafts, performance art, live musical entertainment and loads of booths to browse through. Voted 8th Best Art Festival in the country in 2004! Admission is free. The Fourth Street Festival of the Arts takes place each year on Labor Day weekend, along with numerous other events. Make it a long weekend getaway by enjoying all the activities, restaurants and things to do in Bloomington!