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Fall Family Fun in Bloomington

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Rock climbing wall It seems the norm these days for most school systems to offer a reprieve in the middle of October, a fall break they call it. Kids and teachers need a couple days (or in some cases a full week or more) to recharge. For most families, it's not quite long enough to take a full-fledged vacation. Or, in the case of our family, we blew our vacation money on a big summer trip. The best option for fall is a quick getaway that won't break the bank. Luckily, Bloomington is a quick drive from wherever  …

Free things to do this fall in Bloomington

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Indiana University Women's Soccer This list was unreasonably difficult to create. Not because there aren't enough free things to do this fall, but because there are way too many good ones and if I included all the ones I want to go to, this blog post would break the internet. So I'll keep it simple ish, and you can fill up your social calendar with cool stuff to do that's completely free. Make your Btown getaway ultra-affordable with these hotel discounts. Sports and Recreation Enjoy the season that is arguably the most beau …

Halloween 2015 in Bloomington

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Musgrave Orchard Fall ...or should that say BOOmington... Revel in the creepiest season of the year with these frightful and delightful October events. And just in case the little ones (and grown-ups, if you're like me) can't handle too much scary stuff, check out our list of the top 10 reasons to see Bloomington in the fall. Feel free to add more local events in the comments! Events Barn of Terror Open in October 8792 N. Old State Road 37 $10 general admission, $5 for kids 10 and under A seriously freaky ha …

Staff Picks - Ice Cream Dreaminess

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Hartzell's It's the hot and steamy time of year, those sometime cruel days of July and August when temperatures hit the 90's often. It's great for swimming, or finding some indoor activities in the AC (like free museums and shopping), but it's also a great time for eating lots and lots of cool and creamy ice cream desserts! Bloomington has some great dessert places of course, but all those options can be overwhelming. (Overwhelmed by dessert choices - life is hard!) So this month, I asked our staff to sha …

Fourth of July Weekend in Bloomington

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The Vallures Celebrate the birth of our nation at these events across the city! Save some money on your trip to Bloomington with these special hotel offers. 4th of July Weekend at Paynetown SRA (Monroe Lake) July 2-4 Indiana's largest lake has events for all ages planned throughout the holiday weekend, including nature activities, crafts, and more. 4th of July Weekend with Mat Alano-Martin at the Comedy Attic July 2-4 The co-founder of the Limestone Comedy Festival brings a comedic style that bridges t …

Staff Picks - Outdoor Fun in the Sun

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Firetower Hoosier National Forest It is officially summer, which means that Bloomington is busting with tons of fun things to do outside. From lounging at the pool to hiking in the woods, there are probably a hundred places to get outside and enjoy the warm temperatures and natural beauty of the area. Our staff is pretty active so I asked the team to name their favorite places to get outside, so we can all meet up and sweat together! View of the Hoosier National Forest from the firetower. Abby - I like to take my dogs  …

10 Sure Bets in Btown for July, 2015

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Penderecki Quartet July in Indiana involves some of my favorite things: corn on the cob, fireflies, and live music. But I tried to include some other things on July's list, in case those aren't your favorite things. Just promise me you'll still try the corn. If you're looking for even more events, check out our Events Calendar. Penderecki Quartet & Rubens Quartet - July 2 This concert, part of the IU Summer Music 2015, is one of those concerts that will convert classical music doubters into sincere f …

11 Sure Bets in B-town for March, 2015

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Devour Btown Top Ten lists are just too short, and there's too much going on to narrow down my list any further. So here are 11 of the events you simply must go to this March in Bloomington. When you're there, don't forget to share a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #visitbtown! Devour Btown - February 25 through March 8 This is one of those events where you'll want to wear elastic-waist pants. It's 12 days of delicious, three-course meals at crazy prices at 40+ independent restaurants across t …

12 Sure Bets in B-town for February, 2015

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john mellencamp Sometimes we need a little push to get out the door and embark on an adventure in the dead of winter. In February, the sun decides when/if it wants to shine, and sometimes we can go weeks with weather in the mid-40s until BAM -- polar vortex. That's why you'll be happy to see a list of 12 can't-miss indoor events for the lovely month of February! So put on your wool socks, turn off Netflix, and come to Bloomington for a memorable month of fun. Even more great events can be found on our ev …

It's Hip to be Square Dancing

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Old Square Dance Before you jump to conclusions about what you think a square dance is...have you ever actually been to one? Have you heard a top-tier old-time band fiddling and plucking away while a hundred happy people of all ages spin and swing around the dance floor? It's your lucky week, because the Third Annual Old-Time Square Dance takes place this Saturday night, right here in Bloomington at the Harmony School. To get a better idea of what to expect, I called Tamara Loewenthal, who's kind of a big de …

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