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10 Sure Bets in B-town for April, 2015

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Ugly Lies the Bone April is a crazy month in Bloomington, as far as events go. Between the reliably good weather (if you can ever truly say that about Indiana) and the end of the school year at IU and Ivy Tech, there are simply tons of events going on from arts to sports to parties. I have done my best to choose the top 10 out of approximately 1 million. For more events, view our Events Calendar. Ugly Lies the Bone - April 3-18 In this play produced by the Bloomington Playwrights Project, American sol …

Best ways to celebrate spring in Bloomington

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Bambi Ever since winter started to fade a few days ago, everyone in town looks like thousands of woodland critters waking from hibernation. We step out onto the newly uncovered grass, blink in the sunlight, and marvel that we made it through another winter. Take advantage of this miraculous weather with some of Bloomington's best ways to welcome spring! Stroll a vineyard Oliver Winery and Butler Winery have beautiful vineyards that you can explore, and they're just waking up for spring! Don't …

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 …

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 …

An IU Senior's Mandatory Bloomington Adventure List

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Steffi Wong This is a special guest post from our fabulous intern, Steffi Wong. Here at Visit Bloomington, we only get to enjoy her presence through the end of the 2014 fall semester, and then she'll be finishing her senior year at IU and will be off to new adventures. We asked her to write a post about all the Bloomington things she'll miss the most. Naturally, the list is pretty long! ----------- It's my senior year at IU and I am a native Bloomingtonian. Since I've lived here my whole life I have go …

11 Sure Bets in B-town for November, 2014

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the romp Somehow, every November I think I'll take it easy in my social life, and then my calendar fills up with arts, athletics, or culinary adventures almost every night of the week. Bloomington's just got too much going on, so I figure I'll wait to catch up on sleep until I'm at the in-laws' for Christmas. If you're like me and you can't make your mind up between all the events, here's a list of 11 (I couldn't cut it down to the Top 10) things to do in Bloomington this November. Even more great ev …

Staff Picks: Fall Foliage

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Sample Gates in Fall Is Bloomington any more beautiful than in the fall? One could make the case for the lovely spring scenes with magnolias and tulips, or the canopy of twinkle lights covered in a light snow, or even the lush green canopy of summer. But to me, this Tree City USA town was meant to be covered in bright reds, oranges and yellows. And because this is a community that makes green space a priority, there are probably hundreds of places that offer a gorgeous autumn view; even in the middle of town you …

Halloween delights and frights throughout October, 2014

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Glass Pumpkins Whether you're afraid of the dark or a horror movie superfan, Bloomington has plenty of ways to celebrate Halloween. Check out this list of the top events across the city, and feel free to share your own suggestions in the comments! 5th Annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch October 11 Monroe County Courthouse lawn Free Come pick out your very own handmade blown glass pumpkin at the 5th annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch! There will be over 400 glass pumpkins for display and sale, all made by me …

Staff Picks: Summer Swimming

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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' …

Birding in Bloomington? May is the Month!

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rose-breasted grosbeak The beauty of spring is all around us right now... flowering dogwoods, lovely gardens, and - my favorite - singing birds. Have you listened to the musical songs outside our doors each morning? The birds that flew south for the winter have returned, and the males are busy attracting mates and establishing territories, much to our listening pleasure. The reports of rose-breasted grosbeaks visiting feeders are on the rise. This handsome bird is a favorite of many folks, but they only pass throu …

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