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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.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fall is finally here and the event calendar is filling up! From events around campus, to the arts, and family fun, there is something for everyone in Bloomington, this fall. First Thursdays at IU Fall is a great time for festivals in Bloomington. This year the contemporary arts and humanities at... Read More

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

There are over 100 independent restaurants in Bloomington so the options for lunch are endless. We've decided to narrow down some quick and affordable eats near campus to help you decide. Laughing Planet - California style burritos, salads, and soups Nick's English Hut - Bloomington icon with pizza... Read More

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Fall flavors are taking over our favorite local restaurants and shops and we couldn't be happier! We've done the hard work for you and rounded up the best for you so you know where to get your fix for the season. If we missed any let us know! Pumpkin pancakes at Village Deli . Made with Dillman... Read More

Friday, September 9, 2016

With school back in session Bloomington is a buzz with football games and festivals. Our museums and cultural centers are bustling as well with new exhibits as well and we've rounded up the must see exhibits this fall! Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University Vik Muniz The Sidney and Lois... Read More

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Pokemon Go! craze hit Bloomington big time. Now that students are back in town there are even more people taking it to the streets to hunt for these little monsters. They have been spotted downtown, in the Showalter Foundtain on campus, Dunn Meadow, and one even hangs out in the Visitor's... Read More

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Musicals, ballet, opera and more take the Bloomington stages each season and this fall is no exception. Here's what we're excited to see around town this coming season! 30 Day Mourning Period: Bloomington Playwrights Project Larry, Susan and Craig are locked in mind-numbing sales jobs that are... Read More

Monday, August 22, 2016

We’re so excited to share our new website with all of you. We’ve worked hard to create helpful travel guides for different travel interests. Check these itineraries here . Over the next few weeks please visit your listing and let us know if there are any changes that need to be made. Images are a... Read More

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Fall is a busy season in Bloomington! From IU Football to Performing Arts, to Fall Festivals to comedy shows there is so much to do in September. Summer may be over but there is still lots of fun to be had in Bloomington. Lotus World Music and Arts Festival Indiana's premier world music and... Read More

Friday, August 12, 2016

The end of summer draws near but that doesn't mean the fun has to end! Labor Day Weekend in Bloomington is packed with events and fun in the sun for the whole family. Take a long weekend; you deserve it. The 4th Street Festival is celebrating its 40th year as one of the best art fairs in the... Read More

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

2017 Visitors Guides Production of the 2017 Bloomington Area Visitors Guide has started, which means we will be reaching out to all of our current partners with advertising information. This is your opportunity to showcase your business or organization to visitors and new residents. The 50,000... Read More