Becoming BN

Becoming BN is a summer program, specifically designed for ALL summer interns in McLean County to learn more about the wonderful attributes Bloomington-Normal has to offer.


The 2019 Becoming BN Program Wrapped up in August 2019.  Thank you to all of our participants, speakers, and supporters of our inaugural year of Becoming BN! We look forward to the 2020 program year. 

2019 Becoming BN Schedule

Tuesday, June 4 - Becoming BN Kick-Off Event
Mix and Mingle and learn about the upcoming weekly events for Becoming BN 10 week program.

Wednesday, June 12 -  Lounge about the Roundabout in Uptown Normal
Learn about Constitution Trail and uptown Normal. Stay for a free concert on the lawn, BYO picnic.

Saturday, June 22 - Downton Bloomington Days -Farmer’s Market
Learn about Bloomington, IL history and explore the Farmers Market, Free concerts, Coffee Hound, etc...

Friday, June 28 - Famous Illinois Shakespeare Festival“As You Like It” at Ewing Theater
Enjoy a provided picnic dinner, show, and networking with community leaders.

Monday, July 1 - National Impact – Volunteer Opportunity at Midwest Food Bank
Learn about the impact community organizations are making in McLean County.


Monday, July 8 - Learn the Nuts & Bolts at Beer Nuts
Sample some local products at Beer Nuts and then head to the Foundry Businesses thriving in Bloomington, IL.


Saturday, July 13  - Fun at Sugar Creek Arts Festival
Presentations at the Children Discovery Museum regarding tourism in McLean County. Then enjoy the free arts festival! 


Monday, July 22 - Brews and Bites @ Destihl Brewery
Tour of the brewery followed by an opportunity for networking and socializing.  


Tuesday, July 30 - Crib and Corn: Baseball Game @Corn Crib Stadium
Night at the ballpark!  Food, networking, and baseball!  


Tuesday, August 6 -  Closing Party @ Miller Park
Free picnic dinner in one of the open air shelters located near the Miller Park Spray Park.


Additional Events & Resources

  • Volunteer Opportunities in Bloomington-Normal, click here.
  • Bloomington-Normal area events, click here.