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Category - Events

Thursday, February 15, 2024

The Basics Who is hosting the event? The Indiana Heritage Quilt Show is run by a committee of volunteers who work year-long to put on this annual event. What is the event? The 31st annual Indiana Heritage Quilt Show showcases over 200 remarkable quilted works. The Quilt Show also holds workshops... Read More

Thursday, February 8, 2024

The famous day of love is coming up, and Bloomington is offering several Valentine's Day events & specials. Whether you're looking for romance with your partner, an outing with the friends, something fun to do with the kiddos, or anything in between, B-Town has something in store for you to enjoy.... Read More

Friday, January 19, 2024

There's always something going on in B-Town! Check out the top events happening in February 2024, and consider spending two or three days with us this season. Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS Eagles Over Monroe Date: Thursday, February 1 through... Read More

Friday, December 15, 2023

Check out the top events happening in January 2024, and make a three-day getaway out of your trip! Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS Freezefest 2024 Date: Thursday, January 18 through Saturday, January 20 Time: Various times — see the schedule... Read More

Friday, November 17, 2023

Please check back as more restaurant information becomes available Restaurants open on Thanksgiving day for dine-in: Amit India Open 11am-3pm, 4:30-10pm Best Taste 11am-9:30pm Bob Evans Offering different options for full holiday meals to be picked up and reheated on Thanksgiving — order... Read More

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Winter may get a bad rap, but Bloomington knows how to make the most of it — especially for families. With fun seasonal festivals & events, awesome indoor attractions, unique opportunities for outdoor fun, and Hoosier Basketball, there's plenty to do with kids in B-Town. Whether you're here for a... Read More

Monday, November 13, 2023

You've officially purchased your Indiana University Basketball tickets, and now you're on the countdown to game day. Maybe this is your first time coming to Bloomington for Hoosier Basketball, or maybe you're a seasoned fan who never misses the opportunity to cheer on the Cream & Crimson in person.... Read More

Monday, October 30, 2023

Picture this: You’re shopping, but not on Amazon. You’re having dinner — somewhere other than your own house. You wake up in a bed you don’t have to make. You go outside to watch the snowfall without having to see your neighbor in his pajamas. That’s right. You’re in Bloomington. And you’re enjoying... Read More

Thursday, September 21, 2023

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, September 8, 2023

Fowler Pumpkin Patch Date: Opening for the fall season on Saturday, September 23 Time: Tuesday through Thursday, 4:00-7:00 pm / Friday through Sunday, 10:00 am-7:00 pm Location: Fowler Pumpkin Patch Admission: Free Enjoy quintessential fall fun at Fowler Pumpkin Patch, complete with a corn maze,... Read More