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Category - Arts & Culture

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

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Bloomington is known as a hub for education, culture, and history. While our status as Indiana University's home has much to do with that, our abundance of museums is also a heavy contributor. With more than 10 to choose from, our museums make for a great activity when the weather isn't ideal for... Read More

Monday, March 29, 2021

It's your senior year, which means bidding Bloomington a bittersweet farewell come May. You're preparing to say goodbye to friends-turned-family and professors-turned-mentors, but have you thought about your goodbye to the college town that turned into home? Bid adieu to the town that's come to mean... Read More

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Spring is a special time in Bloomington. Rising temperatures allow us to get back out in nature, dine on outdoor patios, browse the Farmers Market under the sun's rays, and explore the glory of old IU once more. Simply being witness to the miles upon miles of beautiful blooming landscape is enough... Read More

Friday, March 19, 2021

Kirkwood Avenue is the most iconic street in Bloomington. Bold statement, we know, but considering its lineup of legendary bars & restaurants and entrance into Indiana University's campus through the famous Sample Gates, it simply can't be denied. Kirkwood is a popular destination for students,... Read More

Thursday, March 18, 2021

There are so many ways to discover all Bloomington has to offer. Between the trails, lakes, iconic Indiana University spots, local eateries, museums, festivals, and more, you can always find something new to do around town. To make the adventure extra interesting, explore Bloomington by the... Read More

Thursday, March 18, 2021

With incredible outdoor activities, a spirited sports community, a growing culinary scene, and much more, Bloomington offers a bit of everything for everyone. The opportunities for entertainment, education, and exercise are vast, but to get you started, we've put together a list of classic... Read More