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Category - Family Fun

Friday, January 24, 2020

February gets a lot of love because of Valentine's Day, and rightfully so. There are several Valentine's Day events happening to help you celebrate, but they're not the only reason to come to Bloomington in February. From Broadway to rock concerts, there is something for everyone. Theater in... Read More

Friday, December 20, 2019

Less-than-ideal winter weather shouldn't keep you from enjoying all Bloomington has to offer! Check out these great ways to make the most of your winter days in Monroe County. Museums Bloomington has no shortage of interesting museums to visit, no matter your interests. If you’re an art fanatic,... Read More

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Ahh, it's the start of a new year which brings a fresh start, new year resolutions, and new events in town! Some classic January events are back, such as the First Day Trail Run and Walk, but there are some new events to look forward to like Freezefest! Check out what's in store for the first month... Read More

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Don't let the cold weather stop you from experiencing any and all the events happening around town. From Indiana University basketball to holiday events, mark your calendars for these events in December. Theater in Bloomington The Nutcracker: December 5 - December 8 | Musical Arts Center | Times... Read More

Friday, November 1, 2019

We here in the Midwest love our pies so much, it’s no surprise that the Hoosier Pie Trail, a 19 stop road trip showcasing the best pies in the state by Indiana’s Foodways Alliance, ranked #4 on USA Today’s Top 10 “Best Food Trail" list. Cool weather means it's the perfect time to cozy up with one... 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

Friday, October 18, 2019

It may be getting colder outside but our event calendar is still jam-packed with fun for visitors and locals! This month head to Bloomington to cheer on the Hoosiers, shop local for the holidays, or see a show! Theater in Bloomington Cardinal Stage presents "Charlotte's Web": October 18 - November... Read More

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

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

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Cool weather doesn't mean that there's a shortage of fun things to do with your kids in Bloomington! As the days get crisper and the leaves start changing color, follow this blog to find ways to keep the entertainment going all season long! Go on a Hike Bloomington has so many gorgeous natural... Read More

Friday, September 20, 2019

The leaves aren't the only things changing in Bloomington--our best eateries are cozying up to their menus to the new season. Check out this list for some of Bloomington's favorite fall flavors! Sweet Treats & Bites to Eat Bloomington has no shortage of ways to fill you up with fall-flavored... Read More