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Category - Family Fun

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Bloomington Community Farmers Market Every Saturday in downtown Bloomington, celebrate summer at Indiana's largest farmers' market. Stock up on local produce, flowers, and goodies from local bakeries and restaurants. Learn more about Monroe County's farmers' markets here . Monroe County Fair Hot... Read More

Monday, June 11, 2018

Nothing says summer like a relaxing day on the lake followed by fireworks dancing across the sky. Independence Day is Wednesday, July 4, 2018, and there are several events planned to mark the holiday. Here’s where you can celebrate in Bloomington. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER AND STAY IN THE KNOW... Read More

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Indiana summers were made for Bloomington, so if it’s not already a family tradition, we suggest you make it one. Get the whole family in a summer state of mind—without breaking the bank—and your kids will thank you. At some point, anyway. What To Do Spend some time exploring the city’s kid- and... Read More

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

There are over 100 independently owned restaurants in Bloomington . While it's unlikely for you to hit each one on your visit to Bloomington, we've come up with a list of 90 dishes in town you have to try when in town. There just so happens to be approximately 90 days in the summer! Check out our... Read More

Friday, May 11, 2018

Once Indiana University classes end in May, the pace of life in Bloomington slows down a little. The days get a little longer making the options around town endless; Memorial Day Weekend is no exception. Check out what's happening this year. Memorial Day Weekend Events Kayak Tours with Indigo... Read More

Friday, March 30, 2018

Bloomington Community Farmers Market Every Saturday, Starting April 7 The Bloomington Community Farmers Market is one of the areas most beloved traditions. Over 100 local vendors sell a variety of foods and goods that are grown and or made in Indiana. You can shop for fresh fruits and vegetables,... Read More

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Spring is officially here. The snow will soon melt away (hopefully) and Bloomington will be blooming. Whether you crave a little adventure in the outdoors or just want relax outside in a hammock , we have some ideas to help you take a break from the ordinary this spring. Picnics At a park, on the... Read More

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Spring break is literally closer than you thought. We've got plenty of indoor and outdoor activities, kid approved restaurants , and museums for all ages. Here are five reasons you should head to Bloomington for a quick getaway this spring break. Free Breakfast Start your day off right and enjoy... Read More