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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.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

As the tips of the trees begin to turn a golden yellow and the crisp autumn air begins to settle in, it's the perfect time of year to get outside and have an adventure. Whether you rent a bike and cruise the B-Line or climb the Hickory Ridge Fire Tower , there are plenty of things to do in the... Read More

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

As we transition from summer to fall, the city of Bloomington transforms into a colorful canvas with events you can't afford to miss! Kiwanis Balloon Fest The sky will be all aglow again this year at the Kiwanis Club of South Central Indiana Balloon festival. The festival will feature 20 balloons,... Read More

Friday, August 18, 2017

You don't have to be from Bloomington to enjoy a football weekend like a Hoosier. B-Town is at its best when the tailgate fields, restaurants, and sidewalks are bustling with a mixture of IU devotees and visiting fans. Prep for your visit with our guide to tailgating, food & drink, and... Read More

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Bloomington is foodie heaven. From "International Row" on the famous 4th Street to award winning fine dining establishments like FARM bloomington , there are a plethora of restaurants to choose from and there is something for every budget. With school starting back this month, we created this helpful... Read More

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Music is the heartbeat of Bloomington, the rhythm that moves us and the melody that guides us. Discover the talented local musicians, producers, events, and venues that keep the beat going. By Stephen M. Deusner “Bloomington is a live music town,” says Ben Swanson. “There’s enough going on here that... Read More

Friday, August 11, 2017

The end of summer draws near but that doesn't mean the fun has to end. Labor Day Weekend in Bloomington is packed with events for the whole family. Take a long weekend; you deserve it. 4th Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts The 4th Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts is celebrating its 41st... Read More

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The quest for the perfect gram is a challenge. In Bloomington, we're pretty lucky to be surrounded by beautiful spaces that keep locals and visitors exploring and inspired. There's no way we thought of every photogenic place in town so let us know your favorites in the comments below. Follow... Read More

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Featured Events Middle Coast Film Festival Groundbreaking films and filmakers converge in Bloomington each year for a weekend to celebrate the craft of film. On August 10-12, expect a fair share of comedy, drama, and thrills at this year's Middle Coast Film Festival. You even have a chance to meet... Read More

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

July and August are a hot and steamy time of year and can be particularly cruel when the temperatures hit 90 and above. Hot summer days are perfect for swimming or finding indoor activities in the AC (like free museums or shopping ). They’re also the perfect time of year for eating lots and lots of... Read More

Friday, June 23, 2017

Independence Day is Tuesday, July 4, 2017, and many events are planned to mark the holiday. Here’s where you can celebrate in Bloomington. Friday, June 30th The Bloomington Speedway Annual Fireworks Spectacular General admission $15, pit admission $30, 12 & under free Bloomington Speedway 5185... Read More