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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Bloomington is known for many things: #9 quirkiest town in America, the 4 th gayest city in the country, one of the top 50 foodie towns in the U.S. There are a number of breweries, distilleries, and wineries to explore. You have award-winning theater right at your fingertips. Then, of course, you... Read More

Friday, August 2, 2019

A is for Assembly Hall... Spirit and tradition run through the veins of Indiana University and it all starts at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The electricity in the stadium can make anyone (even those Boilermakers) fall in love with the Hoosiers. B is for Breweries... Voted by Thrillist as "One of... Read More

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Bloomington is known for many things, one of which is beer. We have five local breweries and have even been named one of the best small beer cities. Each place is different and definitely worth trying out. At each location, there are a variety of activities and food to try. To make this experience... Read More

Monday, July 29, 2019

Theater in Bloomington Frozen - MCCT.ORG Presents the Play: August 2 - August 4 | Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center | Times Vary "Curses! Oaths and Troths in Broadway and Opera": August 25 | Fairview United Methodist Church | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Music in Bloomington Fridays in the Waldron, Hill,... Read More

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Bloomington can be known for its diverse cuisines. but have you ever wondered about what the buildings were before they became the home of the restaurants we know and love today? During your next visit to the town or a lunch date with your friends, consider dining at one of these unique... Read More

Friday, July 12, 2019

July and August are a hot and steamy time of year and can be particularly cruel when the temperatures hit 90 and above. Hot summer days are perfect for swimming or finding indoor activities in the AC (like free museums or shopping). They’re also the perfect time of year for eating lots and lots of... Read More

Monday, July 8, 2019

The Basics Who is hosting the event? Gallery Walk is an event put together by Gallery Walk Bloomington. What is the event? Gallery Walk Art Openings and Receptions feature original art, both local and international, opportunities to meet the artists, live music, food, and more. When is the event?... Read More

Friday, June 21, 2019

Theatre in Bloomington Performing Arts Series Presents: Fridays in the Waldron, Hill, and Buskirk Park: July 5 & July 12 | Waldron, Hill, and Buskirk Park | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm IU Summer Theatre Presents: Little Shop of Horrors: Dates Vary | Wells-Metz Theater | Times Vary IU Summer Theatre... Read More

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Nothing says summer like a relaxing day on the lake followed by fireworks dancing across the sky. Independence Day is Thursday, July 4, 2019, and there are several events planned to mark the holiday. Here’s where you can celebrate in Bloomington. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER AND STAY IN THE KNOW... Read More

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Music in Bloomington Cari Ray at Oliver Winery: June 1 | Oliver Winery | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Stephen Marley: Acoustic Jam Tour: June 4 | Buskirk-Chumley Theater | 8:00 pm Son of Bob and Rita Marley, and eight-time Grammy award-winning musician and producer, Stephen Marley is coming to Bloomington!... Read More