Fishing Fair June 3rd

imgresJoin us for the Bloomington Kids’Fishing Fair presented by the Bloomington Optimists.

  • Where: West Bush Lake Fishing Pier  Directions
  • When: Saturday, June 3rd Rain or Shine
  • Time: 8:30 – 9:30 AM Registration of Kids & Demonstration begins
  • 9:00 – 9:15 AM Welcome
  • 9:15 Fishing Begins
  • 11:30 AM Siren sounds ending contest
  • 11:45 Prizes Awarded
  • Who: All kids ages 12 & under
  • No RSVP. Casting contest. Fish ID
  • No Fees. Free Hat.
  • Just show up.

Fishing Contests with trophies and prizes(tackle boxes and poles) for:

  • Smallest Fish Overall
  • Largest Fish in Four Different Species

Fishing Fair Video



We invite you to a meeting…

Bloomington Optimist Club members enjoy creating fun and meaningful activities for children in the community. We would love for you to join us at our Wednesday morning meetings to see for yourself the fun you could have, too.

We Meet Wednesday Morning Mugshots Coffee Company  10518 France Ave. S.  (in the strip mall directly north of Cub Foods) Time: 7:30 – 8:30 AM




Citywide Halloween Party Hosted by Bloomington Optimist

October 31, 2017 6 – 8 p.m.

Free Admission

Bloomington Ice Garden – 3600 West 98th Street

Ages: Preschool 3 – 4 years, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades

Join us for a Fun and Safe Bloomington Citywide Halloween Party! This event is for preschoolers through fourth graders accompanied by an adult.

  • Children will enjoy Trick or Treat Alley, open skating, games, prizes and much more.
  • Admission is free. A donation of a non-perishable food item for the VEAP food shelf is greatly appreciated.

Coloring Contest

2017 Event Information and Halloween Coloring Contest

Contest rules…

Age groups: Preschool: 3 – 4 years, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades.
Complete the drawing on a printout of page 2 of the PDF using markers, crayons or colored pencils.
Return your entry by 10:00 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 26, 2015 to: Bloomington Parks and Recreation Division / 1800 West Old Shakopee Road / Bloomington, MN 55431-3027.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded for each age group.

Thanks, Citywide Halloween Party sponsors:

  • Optimist Club of Bloomington
  • Richfield Bloomington Credit Union
  • City of Bloomington