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Category - Events

Friday, November 1, 2019

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 will be open on Thanksgiving... Read More

Friday, October 18, 2019

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. Annual MCHC Holiday... Read More

Monday, September 23, 2019

Guest Post: By Sara Sheikh For over 25 years, the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival has delivered sights and sounds from around the globe to the heart of Bloomington. To celebrate the 26th annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, Lotus will feature the festival’s largest lineup to date as 30... Read More

Friday, September 20, 2019

With pumpkin picking, Hoosier Hysteria, a Broadway musical and much more, October is a great time to visit Bloomington. Mark your calendars for these events! Theater in Bloomington Dark Meets Light: October 11 - October 12 | Musical Arts Center (MAC) | Friday at 7:30 pm, Saturday at 2:30 & 7:30 pm... Read More

Friday, August 30, 2019

Spooky Spectaculars Barn of Terror Haunted House: Every Friday & Saturday, Halloween Night | Barn of Terror | 8:00 pm - 12:00 am, Halloween: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Forbidden Hollows Haunted Farm: Every Saturday in October Plus Halloween Night and the Friday and Saturday after Halloween Dearly Departed... Read More

Friday, August 23, 2019

Theater in Bloomington Cardinal Stage presents: "The Great Gatsby": Dates Vary | Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center | Times Vary The breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age come to the stage in Simon Levy’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel. Le Nozze Di Figaro: Dates... Read More

Monday, July 8, 2019

The Basics Who is hosting the event? Gallery Walk is an event put together by Gallery Walk Bloomington. What is the event? Gallery Walk Art Openings and Receptions feature original art, both local and international, opportunities to meet the artists, live music, food, and more. When is the event?... Read More

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Basics Who is hosting the event? Granfalloon is an annual festival hosted by the IU Arts & Humanities Council. What is the event? Granfalloon is a multi-day festival of art, music, and scholarship inspired by iconic Hoosier author Kurt Vonnegut. The festival includes an academic conference and... Read More

Friday, April 5, 2019

The Basics What is the event? The Bloomington Community Farmers' Market is a one-stop shop for an array of food and non-food products made by local and regional farmers. Where is the event? The state’s largest farmers’ market is at Showers Common, 401 N. Morton Street. When is the event? In 2019,... Read More

Friday, March 15, 2019

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