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Category - Events

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Although we are all excited that football is back, it is important to stay safe. For that reason, IU has decided fans and tailgating are not allowed. Tailgating at home (or "homegating"), however, keeps the tradition alive within the comforts and safety of your home. This year, trade the parking... Read More

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

From pumpkin patches to trick or treating, have some fun this Halloween in Bloomington. This year may look a bit different, but don't let that stop you from enjoying these Spooktacular events! Spooky Spectaculars Barn of Terror Haunted House: Every Friday & Saturday, Halloween Night | Barn of... Read More

Monday, August 17, 2020

As the leaves start changing throughout Southern Indiana, Bloomington comes alive with vibrant festivals to entertain spectators of all ages and interests! Everything from music to art to hot air balloons can be found in Monroe County, providing hours of fun to fuel your fall adventures. The events... Read More

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

The Basics Who is hosting the event? The nonprofit Brewers of Indiana Guild is hosting the annual event. What is the event? The Bloomington Craft Beer Festival is a spring fundraiser of the Brewers of Indiana Guild. Where is the event? The event will take place at the Woolery Mill. When is the... Read More

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Everyone's Irish on this night. It may be IU's spring break but there is plenty going on in town for St. Patrick's Day. Irish Lion Lá fhéile Pádraig - Happy St. Patrick's Day! If you can't make it to Ireland, this is the next best thing. The three-day celebration begins at 11 a.m. at THE official... Read More

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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 29 th annual Indiana Heritage Quilt Show showcases over 150 remarkable quilted works. The Quilt Show also holds workshops... Read More

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

March brings many things: St. Patrick's Day, International Women's Day, and spring!! There is a lot to look forward to in the new month including these exciting events coming to Bloomington. Fill your calendar with all these fun things happening around town! Theater in Bloomington La Traviata:... Read More

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The Basics Who is hosting the event? Devour B-Town is brought to you by the Indiana Restaurant and Lodging Association and the Bloomington Independent Restaurant Association in partnership with Oliver Winery and Cardinal Spirits. What is the event? The event is two weeks of three-course meals,... Read More

Friday, January 24, 2020

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

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

There's enough love to go around for everyone in February. To help with your Valentine’s Day plans we’ve rounded up all things love for you: events, restaurant specials, and more. Celebrate with your sweetie, friends, or just have a #treatyoself day. Where to Eat Butler Winery Butler Winery &... Read More