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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.

Category - Arts & Culture

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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

Monday, September 20, 2021

Events are slowly but surely returning to Bloomington. Check out the top events happening in October 2021, 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 Harvest Story Tours... Read More

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Events are slowly but surely returning to Bloomington. Check out the top events happening in September 2021, and make a three-day getaway out of your trip! Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS Limestone Comedy Festival Date: Thursday, September 2... Read More

Thursday, July 15, 2021

There's nothing like fall in Bloomington. Between Indiana University football, seasonal festivals, and the stunning fall foliage that paints our city in golden tones, an autumnal visit to B-Town is a must on any traveler's fall bucket list. Take a scenic drive through the rolling hills of Southern... Read More

Thursday, July 8, 2021

The Square is the heart of downtown Bloomington, lined with over 30 locally-owned businesses including shops, restaurants, art galleries, and more. There's so much to do directly on The Square, but there are even more incredible businesses and attractions surrounding it. Venture off the beaten path... Read More

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

You might not think of a small Midwestern city as a melting pot for people of every race, culture, and identity, but that’s exactly what Bloomington is. Our progressive town has been ranked as the fourth gayest city in the country, received a perfect score on the Human Rights Commission's Municipal... Read More

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Events are slowly but surely returning to Bloomington. Check out the top events happening in June 2021, and make a three-day getaway out of your trip! Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section: Festivals & Special Events A Fair of the Arts Date: Every other Tuesday beginning June 1... Read More

Friday, May 21, 2021

The Boy Who Lived captured the hearts of millions, and over a decade after the last novel was published, Harry Potter continues to do so. The series may be over, but we can't let go of the whimsical magic associated with it — especially since Bloomington is home to many places that have an uncanny... Read More

Monday, May 10, 2021

Bloomington offers an abundance of venues, events, and activities for those who are 21 & older, but that doesn't mean there isn't a ton of fun to be had in the 20 & under crowd! B-Town offers more than you think for those who have yet to reach the milestone birthday — from outdoor recreation to... Read More

Friday, April 30, 2021

Sometimes you want to get out of the house and roam around town without spending any money, and Bloomington is the perfect place to do just that. Our community offers a long list of free things to do for a variety of interests, from activities for kids and live music events to nature explorations... Read More