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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.

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Taste of Bloomington is one of the city’s most iconic events and for many it feels like the official kick off of the summer season. In honor of this year’s Taste I’m sharing my Top 10 Tastes at Taste, in no particular order. 1. Blue Flame bison sliders – Upland Brewing Co. The blue... Read More

Thursday, June 8, 2017

When you're a food enthusiast living with dietary restrictions, eating out can put a serious damper on your appetite. In so many restaurants, the only safe bet is the house salad (hold the croutons), which gets old pretty quickly. Luckily, being the accommodating and food-centric town that... Read More

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Why wait for the weekend to come to Bloomington? There's always something to do, even on a Tuesday. Events IU Summer Theatre The IU Summer Theatre is the summer professional theatre for the IU Department of Theatre and Drama. Shows are done in repertory fashion, with one play and one musical taking... Read More

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The students are gone (for the most part) but Bloomington doesn't slow down in the summer. Mark your calendars for these events in June! Arts Fair on the Square Arts Fair on the Square is one of the premier annual events in Bloomington, Indiana, earning appreciation from artists and patrons from... Read More

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Why wait for the weekend to come to Bloomington? There's always something to do, even on a Tuesday. * Note: These options are available every day of the week Rent a Pedego Bike Bloomington is the place to bike in Indiana. With our extensive urban trails and dedicated bike lanes throughout the city,... Read More

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Why wait for the weekend to come to Bloomington? There's always something happening, even on a Tuesday. Tuesday Specials for Foodies Tuesday Farmers Market Saturday isn't the only day to take advantage of the Bloomington Farmers' Market. On Tuesday nights in June - September, from 4-7 pm, you can... Read More

Thursday, May 18, 2017

It's almost 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 we've... Read More

Monday, May 8, 2017

In its 34th year, National Travel and Tourism Week is the annual salute to travel in America. During the first full week in May, communities nationwide unite to showcase the impact of travel to policymakers, business leaders and local media with rallies, events and other activities. Did you know... Read More

Thursday, May 4, 2017

We've planned out the perfect itinerary for you and your girls to relive your glory days and celebrate the bride-to-be at the same time. Get reacquainted with the classic spots on Kirkwood Avenue but get excited to visit some new shops, restaurants, bars, and more! Friday Stock Up Your first stop... Read More

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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