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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.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

The holidays bring about a flurry of season's greetings: friends & family, twinkling lights, many traditions across Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas, charming decorations, cozy hot cocoa, cult classic movies & specials, pillows of snow, scrumptious treats, and, of course, presents stuffed in... Read More

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Restaurants open on Thanksgiving day for dine-in: Amit India Open 11am-2:15pm, 4:30-9:30pm Best Taste 11am-9:30pm Bob Evans Special Thanksgiving menu. 7am-8pm Cracker Barrel Special Thanksgiving menu. 7am-9pm Denny's Open 24 hours. Farm Bloomington Special Thanksgiving menu. Seatings... Read More

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Looking for all things holly & jolly in Bloomington this holiday season? We've rounded up every holiday-themed event, from the merry & bright to Canopy of Lights. Artisan Guilds of Bloomington Holiday Show Date: Friday, November 4 & Saturday, November 5 Time: 4:00-9:00 pm Friday; 9:00 am-5:00pm... Read More

Monday, October 31, 2022

November 1 signifies two things: the official arrival of the holidays, and peak pie season. Whether you're simply craving the classic holiday treat or you're looking to pre-order pies for your Thanksgiving spread, these beloved Bloomington restaurants and bakeries will satisfy all of your sweet &... Read More

Monday, October 17, 2022

Check out the top events happening in November 2022, and make a three-day getaway out of your trip! Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS Artisan Guilds of Bloomington Holiday Show Date: Friday, November 4 & Saturday, November 5 Time: 4:00-9:00 pm Friday;... Read More

Thursday, September 29, 2022

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:​ Fall & Halloween-Related Happenings Photo by Oliver Winery Halloween Candy Pairing... Read More

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Just an hour southwest of Bloomington is Greene County, home of a variety of great outdoor attractions. From Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area to the Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum, there's much to do during a day in the area. Enjoy Greene County's peaceful nature activities and sight-seeing, then... Read More

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

If you're planning a visit to Bloomington with your children, you'll be thrilled to know that we offer plenty of kid-friendly attractions. We may be known as a college town, but we're also a fantastic destination for families! Below you'll find an assortment of fun things to do, both indoors and... Read More

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Indiana University is one of Bloomington's most unique attractions, and within itself, the university offers several additional unique attractions to be explored & enjoyed. From attractions you can't find anywhere else in Bloomington to attractions you can't find anywhere else in the world, campus... Read More

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