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Category - Family Fun

Thursday, May 6, 2021

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 craving & cool you down. Whether you like it in a... Read More

Friday, April 30, 2021

Sometimes you want to get out of the house and roam around town without spending any money, and Bloomington is the perfect place to do just that. Our community offers a long list of free things to do for a variety of interests, from activities for kids and live music events to nature explorations... Read More

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Southern Indiana is full of hidden gems that create magic within our landscape. Whether you're looking to explore secret waterfalls or romp around a wetland preserve, Bloomington has hikes full of beautiful sights and memorable outdoor experiences in-store. Amy Weingartner Branigin Peninsula Photo... Read More

Friday, March 12, 2021

Spring is officially here! The snow will (hopefully) be on a hiatus until winter returns, and Bloomington will be blooming. Whether you crave a little adventure in the great outdoors or you just want relax outside in a hammock, we have some ideas to help you take a break from the ordinary and bask... Read More

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