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Category - Family Fun

Friday, November 17, 2017

From Indiana University basketball to holiday events, mark your calendars for these events in December. Krampus Rampage & Bazaar December 2 Will you be naughty or nice? Everyone will be there: the Angels, St. Nicholas, and of course the Krampus. Make Krampus crafts, watch the parade, and have your... Read More

Thursday, November 9, 2017

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. Holiday Tradition:... Read More

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Sugar Cream Pie is the official state pie of Indiana, although it's not as common today, the treat put Indiana on the map for being a dessert capital of America. Though the “Hoosier Pie” recipe, consisting of a flaky buttery crust filled with a smooth vanilla and maple cream center, originated from... Read More

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

We know most people will be home in a couple of weeks cooking away with family and friends but just in case you want a little help, we've put together an amazing list of local goodies to bring to your Thanksgiving table. Good food (and booze) helps bring all of those different personalities and... Read More

Friday, September 29, 2017

Fall flavors are taking over our favorite local restaurants and shops and giving a certain PSL a run for its money. We've done the hard work for you so you can get your fix this fall. Be on the lookout for these seasonal specialties in Bloomington. If we missed any let us know! Baked Goods &... Read More

Friday, September 29, 2017

Whether you're the biggest horror film fan or afraid of the dark, there are so many ways to celebrate Halloween in Bloomington. Halloween Events UpDRAFT & Campus Costume Coffin Races | October 7 | Campus Costume | 1 pm A full day of fun to kick off the best season of the year - Halloween! The parade... Read More

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

With so many colors decorating the landscape in Bloomington, fall is the perfect time to explore with your camera. We've picked 10 of our favorite places to experience fall in Bloomington whether you want to shoot the golden hues of fall foliage, IU campus icons, or pumpkins of all shapes and sizes.... Read More

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Playing Sink the Biz at Nick's, seeing a show at The Bluebird, visiting the Farmers Market; there are certain things you just can't miss in Bloomington. The same goes for fall in Bloomington. To help you enjoy one of the busiest seasons in town, we've created this bucket list of things every... Read More

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

As we transition from summer to fall, the city of Bloomington transforms into a colorful canvas with events you can't afford to miss! Kiwanis Balloon Fest The sky will be all aglow again this year at the Kiwanis Club of South Central Indiana Balloon festival. The festival will feature 20 balloons,... Read More

Friday, August 18, 2017

You don't have to be from Bloomington to enjoy a football weekend like a Hoosier. B-Town is at its best when the tailgate fields, restaurants, and sidewalks are bustling with a mixture of IU devotees and visiting fans. Prep for your visit with our guide to tailgating, food & drink, and... Read More