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Category - Family Fun

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Events are slowly but surely returning to Bloomington. Check out the top events happening in January 2022, and make a three-day getaway out of your trip! Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS First Day Trail Run/Walk Date: Saturday, January 1 Time:... Read More

Friday, December 3, 2021

Bloomington is home to a fantastic list of outdoor attractions, but when the weather just isn't cooperating for a day outside, there's plenty of indoor fun to be had around town. Whether you're looking to be entertained, learn something new, or do a hands-on activity with your crew, B-Town has many... Read More

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Events are slowly but surely returning to Bloomington. Check out the top events happening in December 2021, and make a three-day getaway out of your trip! Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS Light Up the Night Date: Wednesday, December 1 Time: 7:00 pm... Read More

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Picture this: You’re shopping, but 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 without having to see your neighbor in his pajamas. That’s right. You’re in Bloomington. And you’re enjoying... Read More

Monday, November 1, 2021

November 1 signifies two things: the official arrival of the holidays, and peak pie season. Whether you're simply craving the classic holiday treat or you're looking to pre-order pies for your Thanksgiving spread, these beloved Bloomington restaurants and bakeries will satisfy all of your sweet &... Read More

Monday, October 25, 2021

Looking for all things holly & jolly in Bloomington this holiday season? We've rounded up every holiday-themed event, from the merry & bright to Krampus night. Smithville Holiday Bazaar Date: Saturday, November 6 Time: 8:00 am-3:00 pm Location: Old Smithville School Admission: Free Enjoy a holiday... Read More

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Events are slowly but surely returning to Bloomington. Check out the top events happening in November 2021, and make a three-day getaway out of your trip! Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS Smithville Holiday Bazaar Date: Saturday, November 6 Time: 8:00... Read More

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Bloomington offers an incredible assortment of outdoor activities for families, but sometimes the weather has other plans in store. When it's cold, rainy, or just too hot, take the kids to have a ball at one of these great indoor attractions. Frank Southern Ice Arena Photo by Matthieu Picard From... Read More

Friday, October 1, 2021

Whether you're visiting Bloomington with kids, looking for a gift for expecting parents, or wanting to bring home a special B-Town souvenir for the child in your life, there are a variety of local shops to peruse to find the perfect item. Book Corner Standing on one of The Square's corners, Book... Read More

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Just an hour southwest of Bloomington is Greene County, home of a variety of great outdoor attractions. From Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area to the Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum, there's much to do during a day in the area. Enjoy Greene County's peaceful nature activities and sight-seeing, then... Read More