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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, May 24, 2017

Why wait for the weekend to come to Bloomington? There's always something to do, even on a Tuesday. * Note: These options are available every day of the week Rent a Pedego Bike Bloomington is the place to bike in Indiana. With our extensive urban trails and dedicated bike lanes throughout the city,... Read More

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Why wait for the weekend to come to Bloomington? There's always something happening, even on a Tuesday. Tuesday Specials for Foodies Tuesday Farmers Market Saturday isn't the only day to take advantage of the Bloomington Farmers' Market. On Tuesday nights in June - September, from 4-7 pm, you can... Read More

Thursday, May 18, 2017

It's almost summer, which means that Bloomington is busting with tons of fun things to do outside. From lounging at the pool to hiking in the woods, there are probably a hundred places to get outside and enjoy the warm temperatures and natural beauty of the area. Our staff is pretty active so we've... Read More

Monday, May 8, 2017

In its 34th year, National Travel and Tourism Week is the annual salute to travel in America. During the first full week in May, communities nationwide unite to showcase the impact of travel to policymakers, business leaders and local media with rallies, events and other activities. Did you know... Read More

Thursday, May 4, 2017

We've planned out the perfect itinerary for you and your girls to relive your glory days and celebrate the bride-to-be at the same time. Get reacquainted with the classic spots on Kirkwood Avenue but get excited to visit some new shops, restaurants, bars, and more! Friday Stock Up Your first stop... Read More

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The first sign of spring in Bloomington is a pair of flip-flops and short shorts on IU students. The second sign of spring is the opening of restaurant and bar patios. These outdoor spaces stay full from the early spring to late fall. The food is just as tasty outside as in, and the people watching... Read More

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Bloomington Farmers' Market Bloomington's favorite outdoor weekend tradition is back. The Farmers' Market is open every Saturday with vendors offering fresh, local produce, flowers, meats, and more. Visit the largest outdoor farmers' market in Southern Indiana every Saturday at the Showers Common... Read More

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

To help celebrate National Preservation Month and gear up for Limestone Month (June), we're hosting a special Instameet with Bethany Emenhiser of the City of Bloomington where we'll explore the unique heritage of the Vinegar Hill neighborhood. If you've never heard of an Instameet, they are a place... Read More

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

May 18th is International Museum Day, a chance for museums around the world to be celebrated and for the public to learn more about the important role museums play in education and preservation. But one day is really not enough, so it's been stretched into Museum Month! Bloomington is lucky to be... Read More

Friday, April 14, 2017

Guest post by Heath Byers, co-owner of Landlocked Music On April 22nd 2017, record stores around the globe will open their doors to long lines of customers eager to buy new music on vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, and cassette tapes. It will also be the largest sales day of the year for every one of these... Read More