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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 …

Staff Picks: Sledding, Skiing and Skating

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Sledding Winter in Bloomington is fickle. Sometimes it's mild and rainy, sometimes is frigid cold and snowy. And it can go from one to the other in a matter of days (or sometimes hours). I prefer a snowy winter, when it's less than 30 degrees and the big, fat snowflakes cover the tree canopy so the city looks like a crystallized dream. And the snow covers the ground too, so the hilly landscape then becomes a race track for sleds! And skis, but we're talking the cross country type, not the downhill varie …

11 Sure Bets in B-town for January, 2015

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Paynetown SRA It's hard to choose just 10, or 11, or more of the top events in Bloomington, but here's my hand-picked list. Add your events in the comments!! Even more great events can be found on our events calendar. 2nd Annual First Day Trail Run - January 1 A non-competitive, un-timed run-walk on a 3.6 or 1.6-mile course through the woods and fields at Paynetown SRA. Bundle up and run off those holiday calories! Mike Adams at His Honest Weight - January 3 Mike Adams, a Blooming …

Where to see holiday lights

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Holiday lights on the Courthouse square Maybe we don't have a blanket of fluffy white snow covering the ground just yet, but Bloomington is already covered in holiday beauty because our residents take pride in hanging holiday lights and decorations. I posted a question on our Facebook page asking for advice about the best places to see holiday lights around Bloomington, and we got tons of great ideas! Read on for more, and be sure to check out the Herald-Times Holiday Lights Map for even more houses you don't want to miss. Trip id …

9 Sure Bets in B-Town for December, 2014

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IU Women's Basketball If you're like me, you can't get enough of the holidays. The lights go up and the cookie cutters come out the day after Thanksgiving. Don't even get me started on my top 25 favorite carols. But not everyone is like me, and maybe you just want some regular Bloomington fabulousness this December. Fear not! Here is a list of nine completely awesome events happening this December in Bloomington. (And in case you're wondering, here's a blog post on upcoming holiday events!) Even more great ev …

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