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Category - Festivals

Monday, August 17, 2020

As the leaves start changing throughout Southern Indiana, Bloomington comes alive with vibrant festivals to entertain spectators of all ages and interests! Everything from music to art to hot air balloons can be found in Monroe County, providing hours of fun to fuel your fall adventures. The events... Read More

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

The Basics Who is hosting the event? The nonprofit Brewers of Indiana Guild is hosting the annual event. What is the event? The Bloomington Craft Beer Festival is a spring fundraiser of the Brewers of Indiana Guild. Where is the event? The event will take place at the Woolery Mill. When is the... Read More

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

March brings many things: St. Patrick's Day, International Women's Day, and spring!! There is a lot to look forward to in the new month including these exciting events coming to Bloomington. Fill your calendar with all these fun things happening around town! Theater in Bloomington La Traviata:... Read More

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The Basics Who is hosting the event? Devour B-Town is brought to you by the Indiana Restaurant and Lodging Association and the Bloomington Independent Restaurant Association in partnership with Oliver Winery and Cardinal Spirits. What is the event? The event is two weeks of three-course meals,... Read More

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Ahh, it's the start of a new year which brings a fresh start, new year resolutions, and new events in town! Some classic January events are back, such as the First Day Trail Run and Walk, but there are some new events to look forward to like Freezefest! Check out what's in store for the first month... Read More

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

With a new decade comes a whole host of new opportunities for you to take advantage of, and that’s especially true in Bloomington. 2020 is bringing new places to stay, eat, and play, and we’ve put them all into a list for you to use as you plan out new fun for the upcoming year. New Places to Stay... Read More

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Don't let the cold weather stop you from experiencing any and all the events happening around town. From Indiana University basketball to holiday events, mark your calendars for these events in December. Theater in Bloomington The Nutcracker: December 5 - December 8 | Musical Arts Center | Times... Read More

Friday, October 18, 2019

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. Annual MCHC Holiday... Read More

Friday, October 18, 2019

It may be getting colder outside but our event calendar is still jam-packed with fun for visitors and locals! This month head to Bloomington to cheer on the Hoosiers, shop local for the holidays, or see a show! Theater in Bloomington Cardinal Stage presents "Charlotte's Web": October 18 - November... Read More

Monday, September 23, 2019

Guest Post: By Sara Sheikh For over 25 years, the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival has delivered sights and sounds from around the globe to the heart of Bloomington. To celebrate the 26th annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, Lotus will feature the festival’s largest lineup to date as 30... Read More