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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Ahh, it's the start of a new year which brings a fresh start, new year resolutions, and new events in town! Some classic January events are back, such as the First Day Trail Run and Walk, but there are some new events to look forward to like Freezefest! Check out what's in store for the first month... Read More

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

With a new decade comes a whole host of new opportunities for you to take advantage of, and that’s especially true in Bloomington. 2020 is bringing new places to stay, eat, and play, and we’ve put them all into a list for you to use as you plan out new fun for the upcoming year. New Places to Stay... Read More

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Dining out on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day If you want someone else to do all of the cooking this year for Christmas, you are in luck. Relax. We've rounded up all of the restaurants in town that will be open for you. Happy Holidays! Asuka Type of Cuisine: Japanese Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday... Read More

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

The perfect New Year's Eve includes a great group of friends, Auld Lang Syne , a glass of champagne (or sparkling grape juice), and of course the best atmosphere. We've put together a list of some of B-Town's best to help you get ready to ring in the new year. Where to Ring in the New Year If you... Read More

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Don't let the cold weather stop you from experiencing any and all the events happening around town. From Indiana University basketball to holiday events, mark your calendars for these events in December. Theater in Bloomington The Nutcracker: December 5 - December 8 | Musical Arts Center | Times... Read More

Friday, November 1, 2019

We here in the Midwest love our pies so much, it’s no surprise that the Hoosier Pie Trail, a 19 stop road trip showcasing the best pies in the state by Indiana’s Foodways Alliance, ranked #4 on USA Today’s Top 10 “Best Food Trail" list. Cool weather means it's the perfect time to cozy up with one... Read More

Friday, November 1, 2019

Don't let holiday gift-giving overwhelm you this year; there are so many wonderful shops in town with the perfect gift for the people in your life. We have rounded up some of our favorite gift ideas to help check a few more things off your list. Don't forget to shop small on Small Business... Read More

Friday, November 1, 2019

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. If you're not interested in destroying your kitchen while dressing a turkey this year, let someone else do all the work this year. To help make your holiday planning even easier, we've rounded up the restaurants in town that will be open on Thanksgiving... Read More

Friday, October 18, 2019

The holidays are indeed holly and jolly, but in Bloomington, they are anything but ordinary. As the temperatures fall (maybe some snow too), get into the spirit with holiday events, unique shopping, and plenty of delicious treats to share with your loved ones, big and small. Annual MCHC Holiday... Read More

Friday, October 18, 2019

It may be getting colder outside but our event calendar is still jam-packed with fun for visitors and locals! This month head to Bloomington to cheer on the Hoosiers, shop local for the holidays, or see a show! Theater in Bloomington Cardinal Stage presents "Charlotte's Web": October 18 - November... Read More