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Category - Family Fun

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Pokemon Go! craze hit Bloomington big time. Now that students are back in town there are even more people taking it to the streets to hunt for these little monsters. They have been spotted downtown, in the Showalter Foundtain on campus, Dunn Meadow, and one even hangs out in the Visitor's... Read More

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Summers are meant to be spent outdoors, and our community is fortunate to have a plethora of outdoor recreation opportunities. Whether your family is into hiking in the wilderness or riding water slides at the pool, you've got multiple options for both. So many options, in fact, that's it's... Read More

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

August is a month of split personalities. It starts out a little quieter, still missing those IU students, and folks trying to cram in a few more fun activities during summer vacation. Then it ends with an influx of energetic students and more action throughout the campus and city. Throughout the... Read More

Friday, June 24, 2016

It's already been pretty hot this summer, but July really starts cooking - the temperature and the number of events! It's hard to pick just eight, but this sampling will get you started (with plenty of events indoors in the magical air conditioning). Find many more events on our events calendar.... Read More

Friday, June 24, 2016

Written by Betsy Sweeny, intern, and Teal Strabbing, Sales & Services Coordinator. Looking for fun things to do and see in Bloomington for the 4 th of July? Bloomington's patriotic festivities kick off on the 1 st and continue through the 9 th . We've got racing, live music, ice cream, lakes, a... Read More

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Maybe you're a skin-care fiend, or maybe you've never given a second thought to what creepy chemicals might be living in your soap. Either way, I bet you don't know what the "volcano technique" is, or whether oatmeal or coffee (yes, coffee) is more exfoliating. You also probably don't know how cool... Read More

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Spring time is a great time to get outdoors (finally!) and enjoy the natural beauty of Bloomington. But it's also a temperamental season, with cool, rainy days often on the forecast. For this reason, we've come up with two kid-friendly activities that will suit the changing weather and your kid's... Read More

Friday, April 8, 2016

The Indiana University Art Museum is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year with a huge free party on April 12 from 5-9pm involving live music, gallery tours, cupcakes, ice cream, swing dancing, poetry, storytelling, a photo booth, 1940s cocktails (for purchase), and more. Click for details... Read More

Friday, January 22, 2016

After a couple good snowfalls, folks start itching for spring. Cabin fever sets in and after a while, the endless board game nights start to feel less cozy and more crazy. So it's time to get out of the house and head on over to Bloomington for these top 10 events in February. For more great... Read More

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

This is a guest blog post written by high schooler Zoe McAfee. Last night I went to see Cardinal Stage Company's Mary Poppins . The show was amazing, full of energy and warmth. The audience was engrossed from the start, especially the children watching. As a child, I loved Mary Poppins. The songs... Read More