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Category - Arts & Culture

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music is one of the best in the nation. They have trained over 15,000 alumni around the world, they have one of only two major organ departments in the country, and the Jacobs Harp Department is the largest in the world. Just like the education, the performance... Read More

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The boy who lived captured the hearts of millions and continues to do so. The series may be over but we can't let the magic go. There have been plenty of lists about Harry Potter to come out but we think Bloomington is the place to experience a Potteresque wizarding world. The Old Crescent of... Read More

Monday, July 30, 2018

Due in large part to Indiana University, Bloomington is a veritable melting pot of colorful sights, enchanting aromas, and captivating sounds from around the world. Escape the ordinary and immerse yourself in new flavors from the rich community of international restaurants , new ideas in the unique... Read More

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