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Category - Family Fun

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, September 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. Smithville Holiday Bazaar Date: Saturday, November 5 Time: 8:00 am-3:00 pm Location: Old Smithville School Admission: Free Enjoy a... 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

Monday, July 25, 2022

There's always something going on in B-Town! Check out the top events happening in August 2022, and consider spending two or three days with us this season. Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS Bloomington Comedy Festival Date: Every Wednesday &... Read More

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

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

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

For IU alumni, showing your kids around campus is an extremely special, fun way to spend a day in Bloomington. There are many, many things to do on and around campus, but we've created this day-long itinerary for you so you don't have to. Follow it to a T, or take inspiration from it and make it... Read More

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

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

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

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