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4th of July Celebrations for 2016

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Monroe Lake Written by Betsy Sweeny, intern, and Teal Strabbing, Sales & Services Coordinator. Looking for fun things to do and see in Bloomington for the 4th of July? Bloomington's patriotic festivities kick off on the 1st and continue through the 9th. We've got racing, live music, ice cream, lakes, a parade, and plenty of fireworks. Hope you have a safe and happy 4th of July, maybe we'll see you around town at one of these fun events! On July 1st drive on over to the south side of town for the Bl …

Bikes & Beer: Cycling tips around Bloomington

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Michael Fox Bloomington Biking Bloomington sits in the middle of limestone country, whose ravines, fissures, underground springs, and caves make the land quite hilly -- perfect for adventurous cyclists. I asked some local cyclists about their favorite Bloomington routes, and because they're cyclists, they also offered their favorite places to fuel up after a ride (a.k.a. food). For more info on biking in Btown, check out our cycling guide with info and more links. Michael Fox "Riding from town out toward Lake Lemon and …

Hard-to-find hikes in Hoosier Nation

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Firetower Hiking is one of the best things you can do in Monroe County. Many of us have our favorite go-to hikes, but for those of you looking for something new, or something off the beaten path (though these all have beaten paths, heh heh), here are some special hikes you might not have heard of. Or maybe everyone has told you about them, and you're embarassed that you've never been. Either way, here are some helpful tips to get you out in the open. Please recommend more favorites in the comments!  …

10 Superb Events in Bloomington for April, 2016

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Everything In Its Place BPP April is arguably one of the busiest months in Bloomington. For that reason, it was really hard to narrow this list to just ten events. You'll want to check our calendar for everything else happening, and maybe clear your schedule to make room for what you're about to read. Everything In Its Place: The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers April 1-16 at Bloomington Playwrights Project You may know Marc Summers as the host of Nickelodeon's classic slime-based show Double Dare. Now he stars in a new …

Free things to do in Bloomington for Spring 2016

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Raas Royalty Spring in Bloomington comes in like a lion that's ready to party. After the unpredictable weather of winter, Hoosiers are itching for more events that get us out of the house and into the streets of downtown. You might not need mittens, but I do recommend an umbrella. If you're up for an adventure but the only thing in your piggy bank is tumbleweed, fear not. Bloomington is overflowing with free events and activities to keep you occupied for far too long. Check out this list, and look for mor …

10 Fab Events in Bloomington for January, 2016

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IU Men's Basketball 2016 is upon is, and with it, a plethora of events that you'll only find in Bloomington. This list includes comedy, sports, theater, modern dance, science, quirky pop music, and more. Bonus points to anyone who completes all 10! Click the images to learn more. IU Men's Basketball vs. Ohio State January 10 Assembly Hall To many people, the name Indiana is synonymous with college basketball, and Bloomington is the reason why. Cheer on the Hoosiers as they take on rival Big 10 school Ohio State! …

Free winter events in Bloomington

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Sample Gates snow Recently I learned about a Danish concept called "hygge," which basically refers to a mental state of coziness, conviviality, and togetherness in the heart of winter. Apparently there's no word quite like it in English, but it sounds like that feeling you get when you can't wait to spend time with your family/friends/dog over the holidays. The sun might set at 4pm, but that doesn't mean you can't have a day full of warmth and joy. What can hygge do for you? This winter, challenge yourself …

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 …

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  …

Dog-Friendly Restaurants and Attractions

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Russell dog outside 4th street The first thing I learned about Bloomington is that you must have a dog to live here. Then I learned that was an exaggeration, but still, basically everyone has a dog. So there are lots of dog-friendly joints around town, and when a Facebook fan recently asked for some suggestions, it got me asking my friends and colleagues about their favorite places to take a dog in Bloomington. So here you go -- and please add suggestions in the comments! Restaurants Upland Tasting Room on the West side U …

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