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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.

Monday, December 27, 2021

It's nearly time to say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022, and what better way to ring in the New Year than with your crew in Bloomington! Check out the following special events and celebratory happenings in the area to decide how you'd like to bid adieu to 2021. New Year's Eve Prix Fix Dinner at... Read More

Friday, December 17, 2021

With the New Year comes new businesses, exciting anniversaries, and more opportunities to explore Bloomington while shopping small & supporting local establishments. Check out what's slated to open in 2022, as well as what you might have missed in 2021! What's Coming in 2022 Food & Drink The... Read More

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Events are slowly but surely returning to Bloomington. Check out the top events happening in January 2022, and make a three-day getaway out of your trip! Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS First Day Trail Run/Walk Date: Saturday, January 1 Time:... Read More

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Christmas is a magical day that everyone looks forward to each year due to the general cheer, spirit of giving, and scrumptious holiday feast. While homemade gingerbread cookies, oven-baked ham, buttery mashed potatoes, and the other expected Christmas dishes & desserts are incredible, it takes a... Read More

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

By Phil Bloom Winter is no time to quit going outdoors, especially around Bloomington and Monroe County. Sure, sure, it’s tempting to curl up by the fireplace with a good book and a mug of hot chocolate, but you’d miss the outdoor delights that make winter an invigorating time of year. Besides,... Read More

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

While the warmer months may seem the best for a hiking excursion through Bloomington’s rolling hills and vast forests, there’s a certain magic in the crisp air of a wintertime hike. The soft blanket of snow covering the ground and the sparkle of ice-crusted trees create a unique beauty that's often... Read More

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Most men will tell you they're easy to shop for in comparison to women, but when it comes down to it, finding the perfect gift for him is just as tricky as finding the perfect gift for her! Lucky for you, we've put together this guide on which Bloomington stores to shop to find the ultimate gift for... Read More

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Shopping for the "her" in your life can be tricky — there are so many options that it can be overwhelming to choose which direction to go in, and simultaneously such a big task that you may feel stumped on where to even begin. Lucky for you, we've put together this guide on where to shop for her in... Read More

Monday, December 6, 2021

Winter is officially here, and with it comes cozy cuisine inspired by the season's warmth (or lack thereof) and holiday-infused flavors at our local eateries. If you're looking for Bloomington's best season specials and where to find them,... Read More

Friday, December 3, 2021

Bloomington is home to a fantastic list of outdoor attractions, but when the weather just isn't cooperating for a day outside, there's plenty of indoor fun to be had around town. Whether you're looking to be entertained, learn something new, or do a hands-on activity with your crew, B-Town has many... Read More