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Category - Events

Monday, September 20, 2021

Events are slowly but surely returning to Bloomington. Check out the top events happening in October 2021, 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 Harvest Story Tours... Read More

Friday, August 27, 2021

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 25 Time:... Read More

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Events are slowly but surely returning to Bloomington. Check out the top events happening in September 2021, and make a three-day getaway out of your trip! Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS Limestone Comedy Festival Date: Thursday, September 2... Read More

Thursday, July 15, 2021

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, April 2, 2021

Who, What, When, Where Who: The Bloomington Community Farmers' Market is comprised of small farm vendors, food & beverage artisans, and local artists. What: Bloomington's largest farmers' market is a one-stop-shop for an array of food & non-food products, all grown or made by local & regional... Read More

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Disclaimer: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we realize some visitors may not currently feel comfortable dining inside restaurants. In the meantime, please support your favorite local restaurants with carryout or delivery instead! Be prepared to wear face coverings, practice physical... Read More

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Picture this… You’re shopping, 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 and you don’t have to see your neighbor in his pajamas. That’s right. You’re in Bloomington. And you’re enjoying... Read More

Thursday, October 29, 2020

The holidays are indeed holly and jolly, but in Bloomington, they are anything but ordinary. As the temperatures fall (maybe some snow too), get into the spirit with holiday events, unique shopping, and plenty of delicious treats to share with your loved ones, big and small. Virtual 2020 Fourth... Read More

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. If you're not interested in destroying your kitchen while dressing a turkey this year, let someone else do all the work this year. To help make your holiday planning even easier, we've rounded up the restaurants in town that offer full carryout dinners... Read More

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