Things to do in Bloomington IL

Things to do in Bloomington IL

Visitors and residents alike will find no shortage of things to do in Bloomington IL: cultural institutions, including museums, libraries, and theaters, golf courses, zoos, and more. The sister cities have lots to offer, including entertainment, food, sporting events, music events. You can find all of these and more at The Grossinger Motors Arena!


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The Grossinger Motors Arena is home to entertainment options for sports fans and theater lovers, as well as formal settings for business conferences, summits, and private events.

  • Sporting events
  • Concerts
  • Conferences


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Sporting Events & Competitions

Bloomington IL has lots of attractions for outdoor thrill-seekers include the Constitution Trail, which covers 45 miles and features signs that describe key portions of the U.S. Constitution. The trail cuts through Tipton Park, where kids can cool off during the summer with a trip to the splash pad.

Active people will love all the sporting events and competitions hosted by the Grossinger Motors Arena, which is home to all kinds of sporting events, serving as the home for junior hockey team The Central Illinois Flying Aces. Hockey is not the only ice sport hosted in the Arena.

The Grossinger Motors Arena is home to ice skating competitions and high school sporting competitions like The IHSA Cheerleading State Finals, a two-day competition where competitive cheer teams from across the state compete.


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Music Events & Concerts

If attending concerts is among your favorite things to do in Bloomington IL, you're in luck. The Grossinger Motors Arena constantly hosts the top artists in music, including Judas Priest, Brad Paisley, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, Boston, Soulja Boy, Toby Keith, Brantley Gilbert, John Mellencamp, & Luke Bryan. 


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School Events

The arena annually hosts local high school graduation ceremonies Bloomington High School, Normal Community High School, and Normal West High School, as well as the local community college's graduation ceremony Heartland Community College.


Private Events

The Grossinger Motors Arena has plenty of space available for private events in Bloomington IL. Some of the things our space can be used for include:

  • Small private meeting rooms
  • Large open space with a conference table and presentation screen
  • Multiple tables for work groups spaced throughout several rooms


Catered Events

Need a space to house your catered event? The Grossinger Motors Arena has several spaces that can be used for catered events, including the restaurant, Bud Light Lounge, private dining room, party suites, and the main arena floor.  The Arena has a Chef on staff and is available for in-house catering providing a full-service experience for your small or large event.


Nearby Locations

The Grossinger Motors Arena is nearby several of Bloomington's favorite restaurants, bars, hotels, and more. If you need help planning your visit, we can help!  

  • Avanti's
  • Rosati's
  • Jimmy John's
  • More


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