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10 Sure Bets in B-town for October, 2014

Posted in: Arts & Culture Comments

Gallery Walk in downtown Bloomington October is arguably one of the most gorgeous months in Bloomington. The leaves change from green to every fiery, vibrant color you can imagine. Cooler temperatures lead to thrilling college sports and cozy campfires, and it's the perfect time to spend the days outside and the nights at one of Bloomington's many arts and culture venues. To help you plan your next trip, here are some events you'll remember for years to come. Even more great events can be found on our full calendar. Ga …

Staff Picks: Tailgating

Posted in: Indiana University Comments

IU Football Marching Band Ah, fall. It's got to be my favorite season, followed closely by Christmas (which is a season, thank you very much). I love pulling out the comfy sweaters, attending the plethora of fall festivals, watching the lush tree canopy that covers Bloomington turn to a fiery orange and red, and attending IU Football games. And maybe just as fun as the actual games is the tailgating. Even though we aren't the dominant football team in the conference (though I am every hopeful we will be, someday) we can …

10 Sure Bets in B-town for September, 2014

Posted in: Arts & Culture Comments

West Side Story September means back to school for the little ones AND the college kids here in Bloomington! Whether you're a freshman, upperclassman, family of a student, or just visiting town...we've got lots for you to do while you're here. We hope to see you around town! Even more great events can be found on our full calendar. West Side Story with George Chakiris - September 5 Actor George Chakiris is scheduled to be present at this viewing. West Side Story highlights the tensions between …

Bloomington PRIDE Summerfest

Posted in: B-town's Rainbow Flavor Comments

Bloomington PRIDE Summerfest Written by guest blogger Sarah Perfetti, Director of Fundraising and Events for Bloomington PRIDE, Bloomington resident since 2009 and IU alumnae. Finally! An LGBTQA summer event in Bloomington! We at Bloomington PRIDE are often asked why Bloomington, the gayest city in Indiana, doesn't host a summer pride event. Well, it takes quite a bit of planning and volunteer brain power, not to mention financial muscle, to pull off a grand street festival. But that hasn't stopped this new nonpr …

Staff Picks: Tenderloin Sandwiches

Posted in: Wine & Culinary Comments

Monroe County Fair The Monroe County Fair just ended the 2014 run, and the state fair is still going on this week, so it seems timely to talk about one of Indiana's most famous fair foods: the pork tenderloin sandwich. It's a beaten, breaded, fried circle of goodness, sometimes bigger than a dinner plate, sometimes thick and juicy like a steak. You can always find good ones at the Monroe County fair (the little stand between the animal barns and the fairway has the best- as you can see from the photo of m …

Uncork the Uplands: A Signature Event

Posted in: Wine & Culinary Comments

Guest blog written by Donna Adams, co-owner of Winzerwald Winery in Bristow, Indiana. Donna and her husband and co-owner, Dan, come from German wine-making families and have certificates from Purdue University in viticulture and enology. Uncork the Uplands 2014: 4th Annual Indiana Uplands Wine Trail Signature Event So, why does the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail call Uncork the Uplands its "signature event?" In 2010, the Uplands Wine Trail received a grant from the Indiana Department of Agric …

10 Sure Bets in B-town for August, 2014

Posted in: Arts & Culture Comments

Indigo-Wonderlab We're more than halfway through July, which means August and back-to-school time are just around the corner! Bloomington still has plenty of fun events happening, so you can soak up every last drop of summer before it disappears. Even more great events can be found on our full calendar. First Friday/Gallery Walk - August 1 Downtown Bloomington is celebrating First Friday & Gallery Walk! Check out all the participating galleries to see special exhibits, entertainment, & food.  …

Staff Picks: Summer Swimming

Posted in: Family Fun Comments

Splash Pad July in Indiana means scorching hot days with humidity high enough to be visible by the naked eye. I'm sweating just thinking about it. So what does one do to keep cool during these unbearably hot days? Go swimming, of course! We're lucky, around here there are plenty of places to go swimming, each with their own unique assets. So our staff has provided their favorite places to cool off during the summer months. Mike- The spillway on Monroe Lake is my favorite place to go swimming. It' …

10 Sure Bets in B-town for July, 2014

Posted in: Arts & Culture Comments

School House Rock Live! It's the middle of June, which means two things - 1) summer is really, officially here (well, as of the 21st anyway), and 2) it's time to plan your July getaway to Bloomington! Here's a quick list of 10 awesome events happening in July. Trust us - there's something here you really want to experience! From family fun to grown-up comedy, Bloomington is ready and waiting for your summer fun. Even more great events can be found on our full calendar. School House Rock Live! - throu …

Staff Picks: Limestone Rocks!

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Bloomington Banquet June is limestone month, a time when the communities in Monroe and Lawrence counties celebrate the limestone heritage, industry, architecture and artistry that permeates the area. Besides enjoying the sights along the Indiana Limestone Heritage Trail (as you can do all year long), there are special events and activities that only happen in June. There are guided tours, presentations and special exhibits that all highlight that unique geological feature that lies under our feet. You can find  …

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