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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

It's nearly time to say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022, and what better way to ring in the New Year than with your crew in Bloomington! Check out the following special events and celebratory happenings in the area to decide how you'd like to bid adieu to 2021. New Year's Eve Prix Fix Dinner &... 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

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Picture this: You’re shopping, but not on Amazon. You’re having dinner — somewhere other than your own house. You wake up in a bed you don’t have to make. You go outside to watch the snowfall without having to see your neighbor in his pajamas. That’s right. You’re in Bloomington. And you’re enjoying... Read More

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

The holidays bring about a flurry of season's greetings: friends & family, twinkling lights, many traditions across Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas, charming decorations, cozy hot cocoa, cult classic movies & specials, pillows of snow, scrumptious treats, and, of course, presents stuffed in... Read More

Friday, November 5, 2021

In the rising age of remote work and virtual meetings, communal work areas are needed more than ever. Co-working spaces allow full-time remote employees and freelancers to get out of their homes for a change of scenery and a more productive environment, and they also allow travelers the opportunity... Read More

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

In Indiana, basketball is more than a game — it's a source of Hoosier pride, culture, and community that spans over a century of history. As the birthplace of Indiana University Basketball, Bloomington in particular is a hub for the sport's legend and lore. With a famed basketball arena, multiple... Read More

Monday, November 1, 2021

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

Friday, October 29, 2021

Thanksgiving is a day everyone looks forward to each year due to the annual spread of delicious holiday dishes. While homemade candied yams, oven-baked turkey, pumpkin pie, and the other expected Turkey Day dishes are incredible, it takes a lot of work to whip up everything in the kitchen for the... 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