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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Bloomington Community Farmers Market Every Saturday in downtown Bloomington, celebrate summer at Indiana's largest farmers' market. Stock up on local produce, flowers, and goodies from local bakeries and restaurants. Learn more about Monroe County's farmers' markets here . Monroe County Fair Hot... Read More

Monday, June 11, 2018

Nothing says summer like a relaxing day on the lake followed by fireworks dancing across the sky. Independence Day is Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 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

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

School's out and the summer is heating up. We love all the seasons in Bloomington, but the summer is a favorite for long days at the lake and dinner and drinks on Bloomington's patios. These outdoor spaces stay full from the early spring to late fall. The food is just as tasty outside as in, and the... Read More

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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

Thursday, May 31, 2018

The first day of summer is just around the corner and so are some of Bloomington’s biggest annual events. No matter when you visit this June you’ll have plenty of opportunities to listen to live music, eat great food and enjoy the great outdoors. Check out some of these exciting events in June. Sign... Read More

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Just seven miles west of Bloomington is the historic town of Ellettsville, Indiana. Founded in 1837, Ellettsville is steeped in limestone history. "Millions of tons of building stone have been shipped by trains and trucks throughout the United States to build magnificent memorials, cathedrals,... Read More

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Indiana summers were made for Bloomington, so if it’s not already a family tradition, we suggest you make it one. Get the whole family in a summer state of mind—without breaking the bank—and your kids will thank you. At some point, anyway. What To Do Spend some time exploring the city’s kid- and... Read More

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Bloomington is full of adventure and exploration to help you reach new heights. Whether you want to clear your mind or get your heart racing, Bloomington can get you there. What To Do Hikers and trail runners chasing new personal bests will enjoy time spent in the Hoosier National Forest .... Read More

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

There are over 100 independently owned restaurants in Bloomington . While it's unlikely for you to hit each one on your visit to Bloomington, we've come up with a list of 90 dishes in town you have to try when in town. There just so happens to be approximately 90 days in the summer! Check out our... Read More

Friday, May 11, 2018

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 Kayak Tours with Indigo... Read More