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Thursday, September 21, 2023

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

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Events are slowly but surely returning to Bloomington. Check out the top events happening in October 2022, and make a three-day getaway out of your trip! Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS Lotus World Music & Arts Festival Date: Sunday, October... Read More

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing a location for your meeting, so to make your job a little easier, we've rounded up the top reasons meeting planners love hosting events in Bloomington. From easy access to industry experts at Indiana University to our community's welcoming and... Read More

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Bloomington is ultra-photogenic during any season, but B-Town's beauty reaches an unreal level come fall. Between the fiery rolling hills, the stunning landscaping on the Indiana University campus, and the golden-toned leaves reflecting in our many lakes, Bloomington's fall features are an Instagram... Read More

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

You've purchased your Indiana University Football tickets and your Memorial Stadium parking pass, and now you're on the countdown to game day. Maybe this is your first time coming to Bloomington for Hoosier Football, or maybe you're a seasoned fan who never misses the opportunity to cheer on the... Read More

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Bloomington is home to a long list of great outdoor destinations. While they're all incredible during any time of the year, certain places seem to really shine during specific seasons. While you're visiting B-Town this fall, check out the following forests, trails, nature preserves, and other... Read More

Monday, September 11, 2023

When it comes to the Solar Eclipse, safety is a top priority. The links below contain information regarding viewing the Eclipse safely and overall eye safety. Also, there is a list of suppliers that are selling safe solar filters and viewers as well as information on temporary food vendor permits.... Read More

Friday, September 8, 2023

Fowler Pumpkin Patch Date: Opening for the fall season on Saturday, September 23 Time: Tuesday through Thursday, 4:00-7:00 pm / Friday through Sunday, 10:00 am-7:00 pm Location: Fowler Pumpkin Patch Admission: Free Enjoy quintessential fall fun at Fowler Pumpkin Patch, complete with a corn maze,... Read More

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Monroe County has plenty of lodging options available and below is more information about special eclipse accommodations. Total Solar Eclipse by the Lake! (camping at Lake Lemon) Sunday, April 7 through Tuesday, April 9 Tent and RV camping is a two night package (currently no single day or single... Read More

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

This page is being continually updated as more information becomes available. Event: Total Solar Eclipse by the Lake! Location: Lake Lemon Dates: Sunday, April 7 through Tuesday, April 9 Lake Lemon’s Riddle Point Park will offer a truly unique way to experience the upcoming 2024 total solar... Read More