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Category - Festivals

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

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

In Bloomington, the leaves aren't the only things that change with the seasons. Many of our local restaurants change their menus to feature seasonal dishes with a Bloomington flair. We've gathered a sampling of some of the tastiest fall flavors from popular Bloomington restaurants, with tempting... 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

Monday, August 11, 2014

Written by guest blogger Sarah Perfetti, Director of Fundraising and Events for Bloomington PRIDE, Bloomington resident since 2009 and IU alumnae. Finally! An LGBTQA summer event in Bloomington! We at Bloomington PRIDE are often asked why Bloomington, the gayest city in Indiana, doesn't host... Read More

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

We're more than halfway through July, which means August and back-to-school time are just around the corner! Bloomington still has plenty of fun events happening, so you can soak up every last drop of summer before it disappears. Even more great events can be found on our full calendar .... Read More

Friday, June 13, 2014

It's the middle of June, which means two things - 1) summer is really, officially here (well, as of the 21st anyway), and 2) it's time to plan your July getaway to Bloomington! Here's a quick list of 10 awesome events happening in July. Trust us - there's something here you really want to... Read More

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Classes are out for summer, at least they are at Indiana University! Elementary and high school students still have a few weeks to go, but that gives you the perfect opportunity to spend some time planning a fabulous family getaway for this summer. Here are ten great events on our June calendar... Read More