Bloomington Heritage Days has been held every September since 2010 to celebrate the rich heritage of Bloomington. It started with one man's vision (Tom Kendall) after he visited his wife's hometown year after year and watched the grand parade the town had every year. He decided to bring the idea of celebrating the heritage of a city back to Bloomington, and thus, in 2010, the first annual Bloominton Heritage Days was celebrated. A parade was added in 2012 and has been a community favorite ever since. The festivities include dancing, live music, other performances, food, activities for children, and much more. It is held on the grounds of the Nativity of Mary Catholic Church and School.