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Category - Family Fun

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

As we transition from summer to fall, the city of Bloomington transforms into a colorful canvas with events you can't afford to miss! Kiwanis Balloon Fest The sky will be all aglow again this year at the Kiwanis Club of South Central Indiana Balloon festival. The festival will feature 20 balloons,... Read More

Friday, August 18, 2017

You don't have to be from Bloomington to enjoy a football weekend like a Hoosier. B-Town is at its best when the tailgate fields, restaurants, and sidewalks are bustling with a mixture of IU devotees and visiting fans. Prep for your visit with our guide to tailgating, food & drink, and... Read More

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Bloomington is foodie heaven. From "International Row" on the famous 4th Street to award winning fine dining establishments like FARM bloomington , there are a plethora of restaurants to choose from and there is something for every budget. With school starting back this month, we created this helpful... Read More

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Featured Events Middle Coast Film Festival Groundbreaking films and filmakers converge in Bloomington each year for a weekend to celebrate the craft of film. On August 10-12, expect a fair share of comedy, drama, and thrills at this year's Middle Coast Film Festival. You even have a chance to meet... Read More

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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

Friday, June 23, 2017

Independence Day is Tuesday, July 4, 2017, and many events are planned to mark the holiday. Here’s where you can celebrate in Bloomington. Friday, June 30th The Bloomington Speedway Annual Fireworks Spectacular General admission $15, pit admission $30, 12 & under free Bloomington Speedway 5185... Read More

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Fourth of July festivities kick off a busy month in Bloomington, Indiana. Save the date for these summer events! Featured Events Fourth of July Parade Festive floats, classic cars, live music, and more. Celebrate the Fourth of July in downtown Bloomington with parade fun for the whole family. Learn... Read More

Thursday, May 18, 2017

It's almost summer, which means that Bloomington is busting with tons of fun things to do outside. From lounging at the pool to hiking in the woods, there are probably a hundred places to get outside and enjoy the warm temperatures and natural beauty of the area. Our staff is pretty active so we've... Read More

Monday, May 8, 2017

In its 34th year, National Travel and Tourism Week is the annual salute to travel in America. During the first full week in May, communities nationwide unite to showcase the impact of travel to policymakers, business leaders and local media with rallies, events and other activities. Did you know... Read More

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Eating out with little ones can be stressful, especially on vacation when you want to try a local restaurant but don’t know if it’s kid friendly. You go into a place because they have mac-n-cheese on the menu, only to discover it’s made with goat cheese and roasted peppers. That sounds tasty to... Read More