Mike’s Dance Barn – 2277 St. Route 46, Nashville, IN 47448
Come out and enjoy live music from the band “Don’t Call Me Betty”! Doors open at 6:30 PM and the band will start at 7:00 PM. The event is FREE, but a $5 donation to LIFEDesigns will be welcomed at the door. Attendees can pay $12.00 for a buffet dinner including baked chicken, BBQ pulled port with buns, green beans, baked beans, veggie stew, cole slaw, salad, and a soda drink.
WonderLab Museum – 308 W. 4th St., Bloomington, IN 47404
$18 (or $15 for members) – online purchase, $20 at the door
This 21+ event will feature local food, drinks, and lots of delicious chocolate! Enjoy chocolate as you explore the museum and learn about the history and science of this delicious treat. Purchase your tickets here!
Woolery Mill – 2250 W. Sunstone Dr., Bloomington, IN 47403
$75/individual, $560/table of 8
Our signature chocolate tasting gala with a New Orleans’s Mardi Gras theme! Decadent desserts from local chefs will be displayed for your tasting pleasure before a delicious dinner. Click here to purchase tickets.
Ivy Tech Community College – 200 N. Daniels Way, Bloomington, IN 47404
VIP Adult/$40, VIP Child/$25
GA Adult/$25, GA Child/$15
Down Syndrome Family Connection hosts their annual Cocoa Couture Fashion Show, where local celebrities escort models with Down Syndrome on stage. Click here to purchase tickets.
2020 Recipe Book We’re excited to announce our partnership with the Bloomington Watercolor Society (BWS) to produce the Chocolate Recipe Book. It will feature recipes from local chefs, paintings of the recipes from BWS members, and some LIFEDesigns clients. The paintings will be displayed in the 2020 We Paint…The Sweet Life gallery display at The Vault at Gallery Mortgage on 6th street in downtown Bloomington. Books will be sold at each of the Month of Chocolate events for $15.00, and can be pre-ordered (see link to form below). Here’s a little taste of what will be in the recipe book!
Announcing the winner of the 2020 T-shirt Design Contest: Jo Weddle of the Bloomington Watercolor Society is the winning artist this year! The photo below will be used to create our 2020 Month of Chocolate t-shirts. The t-shirts will be purple with white printing, and will feature our Chocolate Lover, Chocolatier, and King of Cakes sponsor logos on the back. T-shirts can be pre-ordered for $15.00 each or purchased at Month of Chocolate events.
Month of Chocolate History
Bloomington has been celebrating the Month of Chocolate since 1997, each year and each event unique. Local businesses host chocolate themed events that celebrate a love of chocolate that goes back to ancient times! Each year, there are over 10 events with a different themes. Not only does this festival taste amazing, but it also offers an opportunity to raise funds to support various causes in the community. Don’t forget to get your Chocolate Passport stamped at each event you attend! Bloomington Chocolate Company will award you with a FREE box of Truffles if you turn in your stamped passport at their store in the “Olive Leaf” by College Mall.
Formerly known as Week of Chocolate, this festival has changed quite a bit over the years. Starting as a single event in 1997 and eventually growing to a week long series of events in 2008 when other non-profits were invited to join LIFEDesigns and host their own chocolate themed fundraising events, and again expanding to multiple weeks in 2016 when for profit businesses were invited to host events benefiting a nonprofit. In 2018 restaurants started featuring chocolate desserts or cocktails as a stop on the passport. As we look to the future, we expect to see further growth as more excitement builds for this community wide festival!
3 Stamps = 4 piece box of truffles 5 Stamps = 9 piece box of truffles