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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.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Bloomington offers many fantastic attractions, and some of them are pretty unique to our area. Whether you're looking for attractions you can typically only find in big cities, attractions that are ranked as some of the most premier in the nation, or the only attraction of its kind in the United... Read More

Thursday, August 25, 2022

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 NOW OPEN:... Read More

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Curious about what's going on in Bloomington this October? We've rounded up every Halloween-themed event, from the downright spooky to the family-friendly — and everything in between. Photo by Adam Reynolds Fowler Pumpkin Patch Date: Opening for the fall season on Saturday, September 24 Time:... Read More

Monday, August 22, 2022

Bloomington is known for many things, one of which being its vibrant arts scene. On any given week, you're likely to find at least one live production happening at one of B-Town's famed theater, dance, and comedy venues — here are the places you need to know to catch a show during your stay.... Read More

Thursday, August 18, 2022

There's always something going on in B-Town! Check out the top events happening in September 2022, and consider spending two or three days with us this season. Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS 4 th Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts Date:... Read More

Monday, August 8, 2022

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

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Bloomington has a lot to offer for after hours enjoyment during every season. From boating on Monroe Lake to attending famed events, options are aplenty for fun team-building exercises, networking, and general enjoyment of the city's unique amenities during your guests' time in town. Check out the... Read More

Monday, July 25, 2022

There's always something going on in B-Town! Check out the top events happening in August 2022, and consider spending two or three days with us this season. Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS Bloomington Comedy Festival Date: Every Wednesday &... Read More

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

If you're in Bloomington celebrating a special occasion, or if you're simply looking to treat yourself to the finer food in life, there are an array of incredible upscale restaurants to choose from. You're in for a delicious culinary experience at each of the following local eateries — dine at them... Read More

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

If traveling just isn't the same without your tail-wagging friends, you'll be thrilled to know that Bloomington is an extremely pet-friendly destination. A huge variety of hotels, restaurants, and local businesses welcome doggos to join their human pals in their tour around our town. All you need to... Read More