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Category - Arts & Culture

Thursday, May 31, 2018

The first day of summer is just around the corner and so are some of Bloomington’s biggest annual events. No matter when you visit this June you’ll have plenty of opportunities to listen to live music, eat great food and enjoy the great outdoors. Check out some of these exciting events in June. Sign... Read More

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Bloomington Community Farmers' Market Every Saturday | Showers Plaza Get to know your food and farmers at the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market. Every Saturday over 10 vendors set up shop with produce, fresh flowers, prepared foods, and more at Showers Plaza. Learn more. Gallery Walk May 4 |... Read More

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Spring break is literally closer than you thought. We've got plenty of indoor and outdoor activities, kid approved restaurants , and museums for all ages. Here are five reasons you should head to Bloomington for a quick getaway this spring break. Free Breakfast Start your day off right and enjoy... Read More

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

February gets a lot of love because of Valentine's Day, and rightfully so. There are several Valentine's Day events happening to help you celebrate, but they're not the only reason to come to Bloomington in February. From Broadway to rock concerts, there is something for everyone. Theater in... Read More

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Music and theater are your ticket to winter fun in Bloomington. Give us your night and we’ll give you a show. Enter to win two tickets to a show this spring! Film Festivals Wild and Scenic Film Festival, January 14 Buskirk-Chumley Theater Film-goers are transformed into a congregation of... Read More

Thursday, January 4, 2018

This article was published in our 2018 Bloomington Visitors Guide . Request your copy here . From garlic cuisine celebrations to 21st-century opera, from stand-up comedy to standing-room-only shows, events in Bloomington are diverse and energetic. Our top picks for Bloomington's most unique annual... Read More

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

June is LGBTQ pride month around the world, but in Bloomington, the original pride month was January with the inaugural PRIDE Film Festival in 2004. Now in its 16th year, the festival is stronger than ever. Attendees new and old come for the hand-picked new LGBTQ films from around the world, as well... Read More

Friday, December 8, 2017

2017 was an eventful year in Bloomington and we need to send it off right. We've gathered all the happenings around town to help you plan your big night out. Cheers! Family Fun Women’s Basketball vs Ohio State Come cheer on your IU Women's Basketball team as they take on Ohio State with the whole... Read More

Friday, October 20, 2017

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! Artisan Guilds of Bloomington Art Show and Sale November 3-4 Over 75 artists from... Read More

Thursday, September 21, 2017

With pumpkin picking, Hoosier Hysteria, a Broadway musical and much more, October is a great time to be visit Bloomington. Mark your calendars for these events! Great Glass Pumpkin Patch Come pick out your very own handmade blown glass pumpkin at the 8th annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch. There will... Read More