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Category - Festivals

Monday, June 20, 2022

There's always something going on in B-Town! Check out the top events happening in July 2022, and consider spending two or three days with us this season. Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ Fourth of July Events Ellettsville Fireworks Date: Saturday, July 2 Time: Dusk... Read More

Friday, May 20, 2022

There's always something going on in B-Town! Check out the top events happening in June 2022, and consider spending two or three days with us this season. Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ Limestone Month Events Limestone Month Festival Date: Saturday, June 4 Time: 10:00... Read More

Monday, April 25, 2022

There's always something going on in B-Town! Check out the top events happening in May 2022, and consider spending two or three days with us this season. Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS Pili's Cinco de Mayo Block Party Date: Thursday, May 5... Read More

Friday, March 25, 2022

You've likely heard of Bloomington's Community Farmers' Market, but we're here to tell you everything you need to know before experiencing it yourself. Who, What, When, Where Who: The Community Farmers' Market is comprised of small farm vendors, food & beverage artisans, and local artists. What:... Read More

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

There's always something going on in B-Town! Check out the top events happening in March 2022, and consider spending two or three days with us this season. Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS An Evening with Saidiya Hartman Date: Thursday, March 3... Read More

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Winter may get a bad rep, but Bloomington knows how to make the most of it — especially for families. With fun seasonal festivals & events, awesome indoor attractions, unique opportunities for outdoor fun, and Hoosier Basketball, there's plenty to do with kids in B-Town. Whether you're here for a... Read More

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Events are slowly but surely returning to Bloomington. Check out the top events happening in January 2022, and make a three-day getaway out of your trip! Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS First Day Trail Run/Walk Date: Saturday, January 1 Time:... Read More

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Events are slowly but surely returning to Bloomington. Check out the top events happening in December 2021, and make a three-day getaway out of your trip! Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS Light Up the Night Date: Wednesday, December 1 Time: 7:00 pm... Read More

Monday, October 25, 2021

Looking for all things holly & jolly in Bloomington this holiday season? We've rounded up every holiday-themed event, from the merry & bright to Krampus night. Smithville Holiday Bazaar Date: Saturday, November 6 Time: 8:00 am-3:00 pm Location: Old Smithville School Admission: Free Enjoy a holiday... Read More

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Events are slowly but surely returning to Bloomington. Check out the top events happening in November 2021, and make a three-day getaway out of your trip! Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS Smithville Holiday Bazaar Date: Saturday, November 6 Time: 8:00... Read More