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Thursday, February 15, 2024

The Basics Who is hosting the event? The Indiana Heritage Quilt Show is run by a committee of volunteers who work year-long to put on this annual event. What is the event? The 31st annual Indiana Heritage Quilt Show showcases over 200 remarkable quilted works. The Quilt Show also holds workshops... Read More

Thursday, February 8, 2024

The famous day of love is coming up, and Bloomington is offering several Valentine's Day events & specials. Whether you're looking for romance with your partner, an outing with the friends, something fun to do with the kiddos, or anything in between, B-Town has something in store for you to enjoy.... Read More

Thursday, January 25, 2024

When you’re overdue for a break, a quick trip to Bloomington can be just what the doctor ordered. No kids, no obligations, and no plans necessary. Whether you’re looking to go it alone or to let loose with the girls, Bloomington has unexpected options to suit every whim. Rest & Relaxation It’s... Read More

Friday, January 19, 2024

There's always something going on in B-Town! Check out the top events happening in February 2024, and consider spending two or three days with us this season. Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS Eagles Over Monroe Date: Thursday, February 1 through... Read More

Friday, December 15, 2023

Check out the top events happening in January 2024, and make a three-day getaway out of your trip! Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS Freezefest 2024 Date: Thursday, January 18 through Saturday, January 20 Time: Various times — see the schedule... Read More

Monday, November 27, 2023

The promise of winter's chill and snowfall are dreaded by most, but in Bloomington, there's magic in the season. Winter strips Bloomington's trees of their lush leaves, but it also unveils spectacular views of the rolling hills that are hidden behind foliage at all other times of the year. Winter... Read More

Friday, November 24, 2023

For those looking to get active while in Bloomington, there are plenty of activities available to get your blood pumping. With an assortment of outdoor attractions, urban trails, and specialty recreation, there's an option for every level of fitness, from those who want to fit in a simple walk to... Read More

Friday, November 17, 2023

Please check back as more restaurant information becomes available Restaurants open on Thanksgiving day for dine-in: Amit India Open 11am-3pm, 4:30-10pm Best Taste 11am-9:30pm Bob Evans Offering different options for full holiday meals to be picked up and reheated on Thanksgiving — order... Read More

Friday, November 17, 2023

November 1 signifies two things: the official arrival of the holidays, and peak pie season. Whether you're simply craving the classic holiday treat or you're looking to pre-order pies for your Thanksgiving spread, these beloved Bloomington restaurants and bakeries will satisfy all of your sweet &... Read More

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Sometimes you want to get out of the house and roam around town without spending any money, and Bloomington is the perfect place to do just that. Our community offers a long list of free things to do for a variety of interests, from activities for kids and live music performances to nature... Read More