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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.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Just an hour southwest of Bloomington is Greene County, home of a variety of great outdoor attractions. From Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area to the Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum, there's much to do during a day in the area. Enjoy Greene County's peaceful nature activities and sight-seeing, then... Read More

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

If you're planning a visit to Bloomington with your children, you'll be thrilled to know that we offer plenty of kid-friendly attractions. We may be known as a college town, but we're also a fantastic destination for families! Below you'll find an assortment of fun things to do, both indoors and... Read More

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Indiana University is one of Bloomington's most unique attractions, and within itself, the university offers several additional unique attractions to be explored & enjoyed. From attractions you can't find anywhere else in Bloomington to attractions you can't find anywhere else in the world, campus... Read More

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Bloomington offers many fantastic attractions, and some of them are pretty unique to our area. Whether you're looking for attractions you can typically only find in big cities, attractions that are ranked as some of the most premier in the nation, or the only attraction of its kind in the United... Read More

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Looking for all things holly & jolly in Bloomington this holiday season? We've rounded up every holiday-themed event, from the merry & bright to Canopy of Lights. Smithville Holiday Bazaar Date: Saturday, November 5 Time: 8:00 am-3:00 pm Location: Old Smithville School Admission: Free Enjoy a... Read More

Thursday, August 25, 2022

With the New Year comes new businesses, exciting anniversaries, and more opportunities to explore Bloomington while shopping small & supporting local establishments. Check out what's slated to open in 2022, as well as what you might have missed in 2021! What's Coming in 2022 Food & Drink NOW OPEN:... Read More

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Curious about what's going on in Bloomington this October? We've rounded up every Halloween-themed event, from the downright spooky to the family-friendly — and everything in between. Photo by Adam Reynolds Fowler Pumpkin Patch Date: Opening for the fall season on Saturday, September 24 Time:... Read More

Monday, August 22, 2022

Bloomington is known for many things, one of which being its vibrant arts scene. On any given week, you're likely to find at least one live production happening at one of B-Town's famed theater, dance, and comedy venues — here are the places you need to know to catch a show during your stay.... Read More

Thursday, August 18, 2022

There's always something going on in B-Town! Check out the top events happening in September 2022, and consider spending two or three days with us this season. Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS 4 th Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts Date:... Read More

Monday, August 8, 2022

As the leaves start changing throughout Southern Indiana, Bloomington comes alive with vibrant festivals and events to entertain spectators of all ages and interests. The beautiful scenery is enough of a reason to visit B-Town in the fall, but these incredible events are an added bonus you don't... Read More