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Category - Family Fun

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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 7, 2018

Bloomington and IU sports are forever intertwined and there’s no time like the fall to experience them both in peak season. For many, fall means one thing: football. When the leaves begin to turn and the band starts marching, football fans flock to Bloomington to partake in the thunderous roar of... Read More

Friday, September 7, 2018

There’s nothing quite like southern Indiana in the fall. The rolling hills of kaleidoscopic leaves against limestone cliffs. The crisp morning air blowing across a still lake. And the warm Hoosier hospitality at every turn. With countless atmospheric locales and seasonal treats available, it’s clear... Read More

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

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

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The end of summer draws near but that doesn't mean the fun has to end. Labor Day Weekend in Bloomington is packed with events for the whole family. Take a long weekend; you deserve it. Fourth Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts The Fourth Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts is celebrating its... Read More

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The boy who lived captured the hearts of millions and continues to do so. The series may be over but we can't let the magic go. There have been plenty of lists about Harry Potter to come out but we think Bloomington is the place to experience a Potteresque wizarding world. The Old Crescent of... Read More

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival August 11-13 | Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center Bust a move with the best blues and boogie-woogie pianists. Returning artists include Bob Seeley, C. J. Chenier, Rob Rio, “Uganda” Roberts, Liz Pennock & Dr. Blues, Ricky Nye, Cassidy Gephart and Craig... Read More

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Bloomington Community Farmers Market Every Saturday in downtown Bloomington, celebrate summer at Indiana's largest farmers' market. Stock up on local produce, flowers, and goodies from local bakeries and restaurants. Learn more about Monroe County's farmers' markets here . Monroe County Fair Hot... Read More

Monday, June 11, 2018

Nothing says summer like a relaxing day on the lake followed by fireworks dancing across the sky. Independence Day is Wednesday, July 4, 2018, and there are several events planned to mark the holiday. Here’s where you can celebrate in Bloomington. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER AND STAY IN THE KNOW... Read More

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

July and August are a hot and steamy time of year and can be particularly cruel when the temperatures hit 90 and above. Hot summer days are perfect for swimming or finding indoor activities in the AC (like free museums or shopping ). They’re also the perfect time of year for eating lots and lots of... Read More