A Guide to a Lil' Bit O' Bloomin'

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Spring is here! The wildflowers are in full bloom, the sun is out, and the outdoor festivities and events are just around the corner. Now is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy festivities before the weather heats up. The Bloomin’ Temple Festival has been regarded as a fan-favorite local event for several years. This modified version of the event, Lil’ Bit O’ Bloomin’, is a FREE family-friendly experience with plenty to see, do, and shop. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming festival.

What is A Lil’ Bit O’ Bloomin’?

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This City of Temple festival is a family-friendly event that takes place in downtown Temple.  This special event will feature live music from ten great bands and singer/songwriters as well as plenty of food and local business vendors. Experience laughter, fun, and entertainment at a local event you won’t want to miss. Lil’ Bit O’ Bloomin’ is free to attend this year and will provide you and your family or friends with a day full of fun.

When Does The Festival Take Place? What Time Does It Start?

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The festival takes place on Friday, April 29th and Saturday, April 30th.  Friday night’s festivities will begin at 6:00 PM and end at 10:00 PM. Starting at 11:00 AM, the Saturday event for Lil’ Bit O’ Bloomin’ will end at 10:00 PM.  

Where Will the Event Be Held?

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The event will be held along the Santa Fe Plaza, Santa Fe Market Trail, and The Yard Food Truck Plaza. Head to downtown Temple at 301 W. Avenue A for the location to this special event.

Who Are the Musical Acts for the Event?

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CEFCO Stage Located by 3rd and Avenue B:

Mac Haik Stage Located on The Plaza: 

Let's Talk About Strolling Entertainment

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Saturday at Lil' Bit O' Bloomin' just got even better! This great event will feature incredible strolling acts from Aqua Acro sponsored by Hefty. Attendees can expect to see amazing performers such as a juggler, stilt walker, and acro mime. Based  in Las Vegas, Nevada, Aqua Acro is traveling a long way to provide entertainment for this special event. These talented strolling performers will be out around the event starting at 6 PM on Saturday, April 30th. 

Will There Be a Kids Zone?

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Yes! From 12 PM to 4 PM Saturday, April 30th there will be a Kids Zone. The West Temple Orthodontics Kids Zone will feature a chalk walk, interactive yarn art installation, giant bubble station, mascot meet up, sensory play station music wall, jumbo Lego zone, face painting and crafts provided by Unincluded and Maribel's Flower Boutique.

What Can You Bring To Bloomin'?

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Lil' Bit O' Bloomin' is an outdoor, special event which means you're going to be spending a lot of time in the sun and out around the event area. Guests can bring lawn chairs and coolers to the event to have a comfortable spot to sit and keep a few cold drinks handy. 

Prohibited Items

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The following items are prohibited from the event:

  • Unauthorized vendors including unauthorized solicitors and materials including handbills, stickers, giveaways, samples, etc.
  • weapons (except legally permitted firearms)
  • glass bottles/containers
  • personal grills
  • drones or any other remote flying device
  • explosives or other hazardous items
  • non-collapsible chairs
  • laser pens or other similar products
  • tents, canopies, or shade structures of any kind

Where Should Attendees Park?

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Click the icon in the top left-hand corner of the Bloomin' map for more information!

Event attendees can park at street-side parking in downtown or various parking lots throughout the downtown area. Check out Discover Temple’s Parking Map to see where to find public parking spaces.

Spring Into Bloomin'

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Get ready to experience a fun-filled weekend of laughter, entertainment, live music, and warm Texas weather. Remember, this special Bloomin' celebration is FREE to attend. Make the most of this year's Bloomin' celebration and be sure to check out all the live music, strolling entertainers, food, and vendors. Have additional questions about A Lil’ Bit O’ Bloomin’ or looking for more information? Find out more on the Temple Parks and Recreation Bloomin’ Temple website page. 

Don't forget to take pictures of your time at Lil' Bit O' Bloomin'! Tag us at @DiscoverTemple or use the hashtags below for a chance to be featured on our website and social pages.

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