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We want to take you behind the scenes, to give you insider information you won't find anywhere else. This is where we pull Bloomington's hip happenings together with recommendations from our team, first-hand accounts from project producers, and guest blogs by local gurus.  The Backstage Blog helps you stay in front of it all.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Pokemon Go! craze hit Bloomington big time. Now that students are back in town there are even more people taking it to the streets to hunt for these little monsters. They have been spotted downtown, in the Showalter Foundtain on campus, Dunn Meadow, and one even hangs out in the Visitor's... Read More

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Musicals, ballet, opera and more take the Bloomington stages each season and this fall is no exception. Here's what we're excited to see around town this coming season! 30 Day Mourning Period: Bloomington Playwrights Project Larry, Susan and Craig are locked in mind-numbing sales jobs that are... Read More

Monday, August 22, 2016

We’re so excited to share our new website with all of you. We’ve worked hard to create helpful travel guides for different travel interests. Check these itineraries here . Over the next few weeks please visit your listing and let us know if there are any changes that need to be made. Images are a... Read More

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Fall is a busy season in Bloomington! From IU Football to Performing Arts, to Fall Festivals to comedy shows there is so much to do in September. Summer may be over but there is still lots of fun to be had in Bloomington. Indiana Balloon Festival The sky will be all aglow again this year at the... Read More

Friday, August 12, 2016

The end of summer draws near but that doesn't mean the fun has to end! Labor Day Weekend in Bloomington is packed with events and fun in the sun for the whole family. Take a long weekend; you deserve it. The 4th Street Festival is celebrating its 40th year as one of the best art fairs in the... Read More

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

2017 Visitors Guides Production of the 2017 Bloomington Area Visitors Guide has started, which means we will be reaching out to all of our current partners with advertising information. This is your opportunity to showcase your business or organization to visitors and new residents. The 50,000... Read More

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Summers are meant to be spent outdoors, and our community is fortunate to have a plethora of outdoor recreation opportunities. Whether your family is into hiking in the wilderness or riding water slides at the pool, you've got multiple options for both. So many options, in fact, that's it's... Read More

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

August is a month of split personalities. It starts out a little quieter, still missing those IU students, and folks trying to cram in a few more fun activities during summer vacation. Then it ends with an influx of energetic students and more action throughout the campus and city. Throughout the... Read More

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Written by Teal Strabbing, the group services guru and most trendy staffer at Visit Bloomington. What's my favorite play? Without a doubt it would have to be Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream , so I jumped at the chance to watch the dress rehearsal of IU Summer Theatre's production of it! I... Read More

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The first sign of spring in Bloomington is a pair of flip-flops and short shorts on IU students. The second sign of spring is the opening of restaurant and bar patios. These outdoor spaces stay full from the early spring to late fall. The food is just as tasty outside as in, and the people watching... Read More