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Category - Family Fun

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

With over 200 locally-owned eateries in Bloomington, B-Town is a foodie's dream. It's easy to go back to your tried-and-true favorites whenever you're in town, but there are so many incredible dishes & drinks out there — which is why we put together this list of dishes & drinks to try in... Read More

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Check out the top Events happening at the start of 2023, and make a three-day getaway out of your trip! Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS Bloomington Winter Farmers’ Market Date: Recurring until Saturday, March 25 Time: Saturday's 9:00 AM to... Read More

Monday, November 21, 2022

Check out the top Events happening in December 2022, 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: Thursday, December 1 Time: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm Location: IMU Circle Drive & Robel Plaza Admission:... Read More

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Looking for all things holly & jolly in Bloomington this holiday season? We've rounded up every holiday-themed event, from the merry & bright to Canopy of Lights. Artisan Guilds of Bloomington Holiday Show Date: Friday, November 4 & Saturday, November 5 Time: 4:00-9:00 pm Friday; 9:00 am-5:00pm... Read More

Monday, October 31, 2022

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 17, 2022

Check out the top events happening in November 2022, and make a three-day getaway out of your trip! Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS Artisan Guilds of Bloomington Holiday Show Date: Friday, November 4 & Saturday, November 5 Time: 4:00-9:00 pm Friday;... Read More

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

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

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

If you're planning a visit to Bloomington with your children, you'll be thrilled to know that we offer plenty of kid-friendly attractions. We may be known as a college town, but we're also a fantastic destination for families! Below you'll find an assortment of fun things to do, both indoors and... Read More

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

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

Thursday, August 25, 2022

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 24 Time:... Read More