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Thursday, May 18, 2023

Once Indiana University classes end in May, the pace of life in Bloomington slows down a little. The days get a little longer making the options around town endless; Memorial Day Weekend is no exception. Check out what's happening this year. Memorial Day Weekend Events 10th Annual Josh Burton... Read More

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Whether it’s to watch the seasons change or shake up every day, there’s a reason people flock to Bloomington during times of transformation. An oasis for cyclists, foodies, hikers, beer enthusiasts, boaters, and adventurers, Bloomington is an idyllic destination for a weekend of reconnecting with... Read More

Friday, May 12, 2023

Know Before Go: 2023 Cosmic Songwriter Festival – www.cosmicsongwriter.com What is it? The Cosmic Songwriter Festival is a new live music festival starting in Bloomington, Indiana on Wednesday, May 17 and running through Saturday, May 20, 2023. The multi-venue music festival emerges from... Read More

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Our moms help us out everyday and, on May 14, it will be a day just for her! Bloomington is offering several Mother's Day specials. Try out one of these great restaurants and celebrate your mom. RESTAURANT SPECIALS Cardinal Spirits Date: Sunday, May 14 Location: Cardinal Spirits Price: Cost of meal... Read More

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

The hunt for a memorable meal is paramount when traveling. The same can be said for finding the perfect watering hole after a busy day. Bloomington is known for being a foodie town, but we have an impressive roster of brewers, winemakers, and distillers as well. Visiting their tasting rooms and pubs... Read More

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Bloomington is home to a slew of fantastic outdoor destinations, including some of which you might never discover unless a local tells you about them. Consider us your local source for outdoor hidden gems in the area — attractions located off the beaten path, tucked away from the hustle and bustle... Read More

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Every season is special in Bloomington, but summer is perhaps the most unique of them all. With the majority of the Indiana University students absent until mid-August, Bloomington becomes quieter, slower-paced, and more tranquil than it is at any other time of year. Summer in B-Town includes lake... Read More

Monday, May 8, 2023

It's not an Independence Day celebration without fireworks! Enjoy the following fireworks shows and Fourth of July festivities in Monroe County. Stay tuned as more events will be added in the coming weeks. Friday, June 30 Fireworks at the Monroe County Fairgrounds Time: 6:00 pm Admission:... Read More

Friday, May 5, 2023

Celebrate Limestone Month in Bloomington Indiana Limestone Symposium Open House Date: Thursday, June 8, June 15, and June 22 Time: 1:30-5:00 PM Location: ByBee Stone Co. Admission: Free Walk the site of the Indiana Limestone Symposium and interact with artists and carvers during this special... Read More

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Bloomington is known for its abundance of international restaurants throughout town, and of all the global options, Mexican cuisine is one of the most prominent and here are just a few that you should check out. Juannita's Photo by Juannita's Juannita's is a cozy, family-owned Mexican joint... Read More