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Category - Festivals

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Three-day weekends are rare and beautiful things. Make the most of the upcoming Labor Day weekend with a mini-vacation. Allow me to humbly suggest the top 10 reasons to come to Bloomington for Labor Day weekend: 10. Food Truck Friday Food Truck Friday is a weekly event that has taken Bloomington... Read More

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

If you ask me, there isn't a consensus in this world about when summer really ends. Even though backpacks already line the store shelves and the little ones are going back to school in early August, there are still many of us who will cling to those final unbearably hot days in August like The Long... Read More

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

As a college town, it's true that our resident population dips over the summer. There's slightly less traffic, shorter waits at restaurants, and a significant drop in red Solo cup sales. There are also tons of events that locals and tourists just can't wait for. You're going to love this list of... Read More

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

It's Craft Beer Week in Bloomington, which might sound unnecessary since you can get amazing craft beer here year round. But this week is special . All week, you can hit up local breweries along the Bloomington Ale Trail to try their special new brews and get your passport stamped to win a prize!... Read More

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Top Ten lists are just too short, and there's too much going on to narrow down my list any further. So here are 11 of the events you simply must go to this March in Bloomington. When you're there, don't forget to share a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #visitbtown! Devour Btown -... Read More

Friday, December 19, 2014

It's hard to choose just 10, or 11, or more of the top events in Bloomington, but here's my hand-picked list. Add your events in the comments!! Even more great events can be found on our events calendar . 2nd Annual First Day Trail Run - January 1 A non-competitive, un-timed run-walk... Read More

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

This is a special guest post from our fabulous intern, Steffi Wong. Here at Visit Bloomington, we only get to enjoy her presence through the end of the 2014 fall semester, and then she'll be finishing her senior year at IU and will be off to new adventures. We asked her to write a post about all the... Read More

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Whether you're afraid of the dark or a horror movie superfan, Bloomington has plenty of ways to celebrate Halloween. Check out this list of the top events across the city, and feel free to share your own suggestions in the comments! 5th Annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch October 11 Monroe... Read More

Friday, September 19, 2014

October is arguably one of the most gorgeous months in Bloomington. The leaves change from green to every fiery, vibrant color you can imagine. Cooler temperatures lead to thrilling college sports and cozy campfires, and it's the perfect time to spend the days outside and the nights at one of... Read More

Thursday, August 21, 2014

September means back to school for the little ones AND the college kids here in Bloomington! Whether you're a freshman, upperclassman, family of a student, or just visiting town...we've got lots for you to do while you're here. We hope to see you around town! Even more great events can be found... Read More