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Category - Family Fun

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

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

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

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

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

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, September 8, 2023

Fowler Pumpkin Patch Date: Opening for the fall season on Saturday, September 23 Time: Tuesday through Thursday, 4:00-7:00 pm / Friday through Sunday, 10:00 am-7:00 pm Location: Fowler Pumpkin Patch Admission: Free Enjoy quintessential fall fun at Fowler Pumpkin Patch, complete with a corn maze,... Read More

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

There's nothing like fall in Bloomington, especially for families. With fun seasonal festivals and 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

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

There's always something going on in B-Town! Check out the top events happening in August 2023, and consider spending two or three days with us this season. Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS 2023 Golfweek Hoosier Amateur Date: Tuesday, August 8... Read More

Monday, July 24, 2023

There's nothing like summer in Bloomington, especially for families. With outdoor attractions like splash pads and playgrounds, great local shops to grab some ice cream, and fun seasonal activities like hitting the community pool and seeing a movie at the drive-in, there's plenty to do with kids in... Read More

Thursday, July 6, 2023

One of the best, easiest, most fun activities for families is taking a trip to the park to play on the playground. For kids, playgrounds are kingdoms full of imagination, exploration, adventure, and fun. For adults, a trip to the playground offers a chance to enjoy the outdoors and relax as the kids... Read More

Thursday, July 6, 2023

Nothing says "summer" quite like ice cream. A few scoops of the cold, silky treat is the perfect respite from the sweltering heat of a B-Town summer, and Bloomington has no shortage of ice creameries — and hidden ice cream gems — to satisfy your cravings and cool you down. Whether you like it in a... Read More

Friday, June 23, 2023

It's not an Independence Day celebration without fireworks! Enjoy the following fireworks shows and Fourth of July festivities in Monroe County. Stay tuned as more events may be added. Friday, June 30 Fireworks at the Monroe County Fairgrounds Time: 6:00 PM Admission: Donations only Sunday,... Read More