Lotus in the Park

Saturday, September 28 / Noon – 5 pm / Free

Waldron, Hill, and Buskirk Park (Third Street Park)

331 S. Washington St. / Sponsored by the BEAD, the Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District, and Medical Friends of Lotus

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 Live Performances

Bloomingfoods / Tree of Life Stage

  • Mr. Taylor & His Dirty Dixie Band / 1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
  • De Temps Antan / 2:30 – 3:15
  • Janusz Prusinowski Trio / 4:00 – 5:00

With support from Upland Brewing Co. and Landlocked Music


Lotus in the Park

Workshops and Demonstrations

IU Global Education Pavilion

  • Kardemimmit / 12:15 – 1:00 p.m.
    Finnish folk traditions
  • Lotus Dickey Song Workshop / 1:45 – 2:30 p.m.
    Old-time song
  • Bernard Woma  / 3:15 – 4:00 p.m.
    Ghanaian drumming and dance

Sponsored by IU Center for the Study of Global Change; IU Office of the Provost; SPEA (School of Public & Environmental Affairs)

 Lotus art camp

Art Camp

Get in touch with your inner artist and create a unique Festival souvenir

 Sponsored by the Mathers Museum of World Cultures

There’s more . . .

Rhino’s Lotus Story Booth

Teen participants in Rhino’s Youth Media Programs will be on hand with an interactive story booth, where you can document your Lotus experiences of the day (or over the years), with music, and with your own cultural history. Recorded audio and written segments will appear on later editions of the weekly Youth Radio block on WFHB and in the student magazine The Antagonist.


With the Hudsucker PosseSome hoops provided, or bring your own; hoops will also be on sale at the Lotus in the Park Festival Store outlet.

Salt Creek Cycles Bike Corral

Ride your bike to the Park! Salt Creek Cycles, with support from the City of Bloomington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator, will have a bicycle corral where you can safely check your wheels while you spend the afternoon at Lotus in the Park. Plus, all cyclists who use the bike corral get a coupon for 15% off a purchase at Salt Creek Cycles. Staff will inspect bikes, helmets, and/or child bike seats (and more) upon request, at no charge.