Cogs and Corsets Schedule

Friday, June 7

Downtown Bloomington “First Friday”June Tunes
Enjoy live music, shopping and food in Downtown Bloomington. For events and details, visit : 

Visit the shops for special deals and music from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

  • VonChamps – 402 N Main St
    • Serving Ice Tea, Lavender Lemonade and treats
  • LaLa Boutique – 314 N Main St
    • Serving a variety of mini tea cakes for June First Friday along with a summertime iced tea

6:00 – 7:30 pmWhoDunIt Steampunk Murder Mystery
An interactive game, where you take the lead in asking the questions to discover the answers you need to solve this Steampunk Murder Mystery. Co-Sponsored by Shake It Up, 105 West Front Street.

7:30 – 9:00 pmWhoDunIt Steampunk Murder Mystery
An interactive game, where you take the lead in asking the questions to discover the answers you need to solve this Steampunk Murder Mystery. Sponsored by Shake It Up, 105 West Front Street.

Saturday, June 8

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Outdoor Vendor Market and Activity Zone
Main and Monroe streets

Live Music
Vendor Market
Food Trucks
Interactive Games & Activities
Fashion Show and Costume Contest

9:00 am – 3:30 pm – Make It Take Day hosted by Inside Out Accessible Art Gallery (IOAA)
200 W Monroe Street inside the Fox and Hounds building

  • Market Day Steam Punk Rings (2 for $1)
  • Hats ($12.00)
  • Masks ($6.00)
  • Goggles ($7.00)
  • sun glasses ($3.00)
  • Walking Sticks (tbd)
  • Magnifying glass – gears cogs ($7.00)

10:00 am – A Bagpipe Welcome
West Monroe Street stage

10:00 am – 11:00 am A History of Steampunk with Jason Dean (Free)
McLean County Democratic Headquarters, 422 North Main Street

10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Make your own Cup of Tea: IOAA Classroom ($6.00)

10:30 am – The Sweet Nothings
West Monroe Street stage

10:30 am –  Tea Pot Obstacle Course : After each contestant runs the event it will be placed on the display table with a box that the public can vote for the best car!

11:00 am – 11:45 am – Tea Dueling with the Chicago Tea Scouts (Free)
McLean County Democratic Headquarters, 422 North Main Street

11:00 am – 12:00 noon – Photo Booth (Free)
McLean County Democratic Headquarters, 422 North Main Street

12:00 noon – Costume Contest
West Monroe Street stage

1:00 pm – 3:00 pmA Steampunk Tea – Advance tickets $15 and $20 at the door
Eaton Studio Gallery, 411 N. Center St, Bloomington, IL

1:15 pm – The Sweet Nothings
West Monroe Street stage

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm“REALLY Getting into Character – An Introduction to Steampunk LARP” with Jason Dean (Free)
McLean County Democratic Headquarters, 422 North Main Street

2:30 pm – Chris Corkery
West Monroe Street stage

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Nerf Dueling
McLean County Democratic Headquarters, 422 North Main Street – basement

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm – Tea Party Bingo with the Chicago Tea Scouts (Free)
McLean County Democratic Headquarters, 422 North Main Street

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm – Photo Booth (Free)
McLean County Democratic Headquarters, 422 North Main Street

4:45 pm – Group Photo (Free)
Steps on the West side of the McLean County Museum of History

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Dinner Break on your own

6:00 pm – Meet up for the Hairbangers Ball – show starts at 7:00 pm (Free)
The corner of Jefferson and Main streets
Bring a folding chair or a blanket

8:00 pmRetro Rewind Dance – $10
Enjoy a night of music, dancing and light show in a private night club. All danceable hits from the 70s-2000s! Over 21 only.
101 E Mulberry Bloomington IL, Second Floor