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Category - Events

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Events are slowly but surely returning to Bloomington. Check out the top events happening in October 2022, 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 Halloween Candy Pairing... Read More

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Looking for all things holly & jolly in Bloomington this holiday season? We've rounded up every holiday-themed event, from the merry & bright to Canopy of Lights. Smithville Holiday Bazaar Date: Saturday, November 5 Time: 8:00 am-3:00 pm Location: Old Smithville School Admission: Free Enjoy a... Read More

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Curious about what's going on in Bloomington this October? We've rounded up every Halloween-themed event, from the downright spooky to the family-friendly — and everything in between. Photo by Adam Reynolds Fowler Pumpkin Patch Date: Opening for the fall season on Saturday, September 24 Time:... Read More

Monday, August 22, 2022

Bloomington is known for many things, one of which being its vibrant arts scene. On any given week, you're likely to find at least one live production happening at one of B-Town's famed theater, dance, and comedy venues — here are the places you need to know to catch a show during your stay.... Read More

Thursday, August 18, 2022

There's always something going on in B-Town! Check out the top events happening in September 2022, and consider spending two or three days with us this season. Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS 4 th Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts Date:... Read More

Monday, August 8, 2022

As the leaves start changing throughout Southern Indiana, Bloomington comes alive with vibrant festivals and events to entertain spectators of all ages and interests. The beautiful scenery is enough of a reason to visit B-Town in the fall, but these incredible events are an added bonus you don't... Read More

Friday, March 25, 2022

You've likely heard of Bloomington's Community Farmers' Market, but we're here to tell you everything you need to know before experiencing it yourself. Who, What, When, Where Who: The Community Farmers' Market is comprised of small farm vendors, food & beverage artisans, and local artists. What:... Read More

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

There’s a long list of reasons to visit Bloomington during the spring season, but we’re giving you the scoop on the best-of-the-best activities a visitor should seek out during a flowering foray to make the most of a spring trip to B-Town. From the iconic cream & crimson tulips to The World's... Read More

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Lá fhéile Pádraig — Happy St. Patrick's Day! Everyone embraces Irish culture & traditions on St. Paddy's Day, and Bloomington is no stranger to celebrating the iconic holiday. You'll find several B-Town specials below, from drinks and dessert to authentic dishes. Crazy Horse Crazy Horse will offer... Read More

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

There's always something going on in B-Town! Check out the top events happening in March 2022, and consider spending two or three days with us this season. Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS An Evening with Saidiya Hartman Date: Thursday, March 3... Read More