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Category - Family Fun

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

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Lee Fields and the Expressions You’d be hard pressed to find another singer who’s ever worked as hard as Fields, a man who’s been making soul and funk anthems since 1969. Lee Fields and the Expressions bring some soul to B-town on March 1. Indiana Heritage Quilt Show The Indiana Heritage Quilt... Read More

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

One of the most beloved holiday events in Bloomington is the Canopy of Lights (always the Friday after Thanksgiving). Families and friends gather on the courthouse lawn to join Santa Claus in turning on the twinkle lights that cover the downtown square. Nearly 6,000 people attend the annual... Read More

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