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Monday, October 1, 2018

Whether you're the biggest horror film fan or afraid of the dark, there are so many ways to celebrate Halloween in Bloomington. Halloween Events Frankenstein 200: The Birth, Life, and Resurrection of Mary Shelley’s Monster All October, Lilly Library Movies in the Park: Hocus Pocus October 6, Bryan... Read More

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER AND STAY IN THE KNOW ABOUT ALL THE FUN HAPPENING IN TOWN. Fall is one of the best times to visit Bloomington. The IU campus looks beautiful in that autumnal glow, the weather finally cools down enough for long hikes and camping , and the events calendar is full of... Read More

Thursday, September 13, 2018

As the tips of the trees begin to turn a golden yellow and the crisp autumn air begins to settle in, it's the perfect time of year to get outside and have an adventure. Whether you rent a bike and cruise the B-Line or climb the Hickory Ridge Fire Tower , there are plenty of things to do in the... Read More

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Fall flavors are taking over our favorite local restaurants and shops and giving a certain PSL a run for its money. We've done the hard work for you so you can get your fix this fall. Be on the lookout for these seasonal specialties in Bloomington. If we missed any let us know! Baked Goods &... Read More

Friday, September 7, 2018

Bloomington and IU sports are forever intertwined and there’s no time like the fall to experience them both in peak season. For many, fall means one thing: football. When the leaves begin to turn and the band starts marching, football fans flock to Bloomington to partake in the thunderous roar of... Read More

Friday, September 7, 2018

There’s nothing quite like southern Indiana in the fall. The rolling hills of kaleidoscopic leaves against limestone cliffs. The crisp morning air blowing across a still lake. And the warm Hoosier hospitality at every turn. With countless atmospheric locales and seasonal treats available, it’s clear... Read More

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Guest Post: By Sara Sheikh For 25 years, the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival has delivered sights and sounds from around the globe to the heart of Bloomington. To celebrate the 25th annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, Lotus will feature the festival’s largest lineup to date as 30... Read More

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Playing Sink the Biz at Nick's , seeing a show at The Bluebird , visiting the Farmers Market ; there are certain things you just can't miss in Bloomington. The same goes for fall in Bloomington. To help you enjoy one of the busiest seasons in town, we've created this bucket list of things every... Read More

Friday, August 31, 2018

Hiking is one of the best things you can do in Monroe County. Many of us have our favorite go-to hikes , but for those of you looking for something new, or something off the beaten path, here are some special hikes you might not have heard of. Or maybe everyone has told you about them, and you're... Read More

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Fourth Street Arts Festival of the Arts & Crafts This annual event began in 1976 as a way for area artists and craftspeople to showcase their talents and has been a Bloomington tradition ever since! The Fourth Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts has grown over the years into one of the premier... Read More