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Friday, November 1, 2019

We here in the Midwest love our pies so much, it’s no surprise that the Hoosier Pie Trail, a 19 stop road trip showcasing the best pies in the state by Indiana’s Foodways Alliance, ranked #4 on USA Today’s Top 10 “Best Food Trail" list. Cool weather means it's the perfect time to cozy up with one... Read More

Friday, November 1, 2019

Don't let holiday gift-giving overwhelm you this year; there are so many wonderful shops in town with the perfect gift for the people in your life. We have rounded up some of our favorite gift ideas to help check a few more things off your list. Don't forget to shop small on Small Business... Read More

Friday, November 1, 2019

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. If you're not interested in destroying your kitchen while dressing a turkey this year, let someone else do all the work this year. To help make your holiday planning even easier, we've rounded up the restaurants in town that will be open on Thanksgiving... Read More

Friday, October 18, 2019

The holidays are indeed holly and jolly, but in Bloomington, they are anything but ordinary. As the temperatures fall (maybe some snow too), get into the spirit with holiday events, unique shopping, and plenty of delicious treats to share with your loved ones, big and small. Annual MCHC Holiday... Read More

Friday, October 18, 2019

It may be getting colder outside but our event calendar is still jam-packed with fun for visitors and locals! This month head to Bloomington to cheer on the Hoosiers, shop local for the holidays, or see a show! Theater in Bloomington Cardinal Stage presents "Charlotte's Web": October 18 - November... Read More

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Bloomington and IU sports are forever intertwined and there’s no time like the fall to experience them both in peak season. For many, fall means one thing: football. When the leaves begin to turn and the band starts marching, football fans flock to Bloomington to partake in the thunderous roar of... Read More

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Cool weather doesn't mean that there's a shortage of fun things to do with your kids in Bloomington! As the days get crisper and the leaves start changing color, follow this blog to find ways to keep the entertainment going all season long! Go on a Hike Bloomington has so many gorgeous natural... Read More

Monday, September 23, 2019

Guest Post: By Sara Sheikh For over 25 years, the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival has delivered sights and sounds from around the globe to the heart of Bloomington. To celebrate the 26th annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, Lotus will feature the festival’s largest lineup to date as 30... Read More

Friday, September 20, 2019

With pumpkin picking, Hoosier Hysteria, a Broadway musical and much more, October is a great time to visit Bloomington. Mark your calendars for these events! Theater in Bloomington Dark Meets Light: October 11 - October 12 | Musical Arts Center (MAC) | Friday at 7:30 pm, Saturday at 2:30 & 7:30 pm... Read More

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Playing Sink the Biz at Nick's, seeing a show at The Bluebird, visiting the Farmers Market; there are certain things you just can't miss in Bloomington. The same goes for the fall in Bloomington. To help you enjoy one of the busiest seasons in town, we've created this bucket list of things every... Read More