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Category - Family Fun

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Bloomington offers many fantastic attractions, and some of them are pretty unique to our area. Whether you're looking for attractions you can typically only find in big cities, attractions that are ranked as some of the most premier in the nation, or the only attraction of its kind in the United... Read More

Monday, September 13, 2021

You've purchased your Indiana University football tickets and your Memorial Stadium parking pass, and now you're on the countdown to game day. Maybe this is your first time coming to Bloomington for Hoosier football, or maybe you're a seasoned fan who never misses the opportunity to cheer on the... 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 12, 2021

The leaves aren't the only thing changing in Bloomington this fall — our local eateries are rolling out their seasonal specials in the name of all things pumpkin and cozy. If you're looking for Bloomington's best fall flavors and where to find them, you've come to the right place. This is by no... Read More

Thursday, August 5, 2021

For IU alumni, showing your kids around campus is an extremely special, fun way to spend a day in Bloomington. There are many, many things to do on and around campus, but we've created this day-long itinerary for you so you don't have to. Follow it to a T, or take inspiration from it and make it... Read More

Monday, July 26, 2021

There's nothing like fall in Bloomington, especially for families. With fun seasonal festivals & events, cozy adventures, and an abundance of leaves to be stomped through, there's plenty to do with kids in B-Town. Whether you're here for a day, a weekend, or a week, there's much fall fun to be had... Read More

Thursday, July 22, 2021

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

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Bloomington is ultra-photogenic during any season, but B-Town's beauty reaches an unreal level come fall. Between the fiery rolling hills, the stunning landscaping on the Indiana University campus, and the golden-toned leaves reflecting in our many lakes, Bloomington's fall features are an Instagram... Read More

Friday, July 16, 2021

Playing Sink the Biz at Nick's English Hut, hiking through the Charles C. Deam Wilderness, taking a photo at Sample Gates — there are certain things you have to cross off the B-Town bucket list to truly experience Bloomington. The same goes for fall in Bloomington: take part in as many items on this... Read More

Friday, July 2, 2021

It's not an Independence Day celebration without fireworks! Enjoy the following fireworks shows and Fourth of July festivities in Monroe County from Friday, June 25 through Sunday, July 4. Stay tuned as more events may be added in the coming weeks. The following annual events will not take place... Read More