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Category - Family Fun

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

Theater in Bloomington Cardinal Stage presents "Charlotte's Web": October 18 - November 3 | Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center | Times Vary Oh God: October 24 - November 3 | Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center | Times Vary The Book of Mormon: October 29 - November 3 | IU Auditorium | Times Vary The... 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

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Playing Sink the Biz at Nick's, seeing a show at The Bluebird, visiting the 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

Thursday, September 5, 2019

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

Friday, August 30, 2019

Spooky Spectaculars Barn of Terror Haunted House: Every Friday & Saturday, Halloween Night | Barn of Terror | 8:00 pm - 12:00 am, Halloween: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Forbidden Hollows Haunted Farm: Every Saturday in October Plus Halloween Night and the Friday and Saturday after Halloween Dearly Departed... Read More

Monday, July 29, 2019

Theater in Bloomington Frozen - MCCT.ORG Presents the Play: August 2 - August 4 | Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center | Times Vary "Curses! Oaths and Troths in Broadway and Opera": August 25 | Fairview United Methodist Church | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Music in Bloomington Fridays in the Waldron, Hill,... Read More

Friday, July 12, 2019

July and August are a hot and steamy time of year and can be particularly cruel when the temperatures hit 90 and above. Hot summer days are perfect for swimming or finding indoor activities in the AC (like free museums or shopping). They’re also the perfect time of year for eating lots and lots of... Read More