Origami hats

Origami with the Bloomington High School North Japan Club

The Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar is a free multicultural arts-and-education event for kids and families. The Friday edition of the Bazaar is open only area 4th-graders (visit Lotus Blossoms in Schools for information on getting your school involved with the Bazaar) — but Saturday’s Family Day is free to the public!

Volunteers from the Bloomington community (and around the world) present arts, music, language, and international crafts that let kids get their hands on the world. Grab your passport at the door, and go! Visit our 2014 photo gallery for snapshots of last year’s Bazaar.

Block printing

Making block prints at the Lotus Blossoms Bazaar

Join us for our 20th Lotus Blossoms Bazaar!
Saturday, March 28, 2015
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

  • Free — appropriate for all ages, but especially fun for kids K-6. Children must be accompanied by parents/guardians.
  • With hands-on activities and exploration of world cultures, and live performances

Help celebrate our 2015 twentieth Bazaar! Created in 1996 with the help of area teachers, the Lotus Blossoms Bazaar has become a tradition in Monroe County schools — public, private, and charter — as well as in our community. The Bazaar launched our full-fledged Lotus Blossoms outreach programming in 2001.

Mask activity

A mask activity table at the 2014 Lotus Blossoms Bazaar

2015 Bazaar planning committee: Nancy Boatner (co-chair), Patty Callison, Sarah Hatcher, LuAnne Holladay, Deb Hutton, Tamara Loewenthal, Loraine Martin (co-chair), Samantha Sandusky, and Ann Woods. Special thanks to Binford Elementary School staff and teachers for hosting the Bazaar since 2002.