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Category - Family Fun

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Picture this… You’re shopping, 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 and you don’t have to see your neighbor in his pajamas. That’s right. You’re in Bloomington. And you’re enjoying... Read More

Thursday, October 29, 2020

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. Virtual 2020 Fourth... Read More

Thursday, October 22, 2020

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

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Although we are all excited that football is back, it is important to stay safe. For that reason, IU has decided fans and tailgating are not allowed. Tailgating at home (or "homegating"), however, keeps the tradition alive within the comforts and safety of your home. This year, trade the parking... Read More

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

From pumpkin patches to trick or treating, have some fun this Halloween in Bloomington. This year may look a bit different, but don't let that stop you from enjoying these Spooktacular events! Spooky Spectaculars Barn of Terror Haunted House: Every Friday & Saturday, Halloween Night | Barn of... Read More

Monday, September 21, 2020

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

Monday, September 21, 2020

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! Coffee, Tea, & Baked Goods Brilliant Coffee Co. Brilliant Coffee Co. has a quintessential fall menu. The... Read More

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Dear Alumni, Fans, fellow Hoosiers, and Biz Sinkers: Over the years, Bloomington has been your home, your respite, your game-day getaway. Many of you came here for an education but left with so much more—a community of friends and a lifetime of good memories. But it’s time to give back to B-Town.... Read More

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Playing Sink the Biz at Nick's, seeing a show at The Bluebird, visiting a farmers market, there are certain things you just can't miss in Bloomington. The same goes for the 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

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