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Category - General

Thursday, November 9, 2017

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. Artisan Guilds of... Read More

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Sugar Cream Pie is the official state pie of Indiana, although it's not as common today, the treat put Indiana on the map for being a dessert capital of America. Though the “Hoosier Pie” recipe, consisting of a flaky buttery crust filled with a smooth vanilla and maple cream center, originated from... Read More

Thursday, October 19, 2017

We have no shortage of unique shops in Bloomington, especially when it comes to all things vintage. From high-end mid-century wares to affordable vinyl classics make sure to check out Bloomington's best vintage shops to score some one of a kind treasures. Fashion Cherry Canary - With vintage... Read More

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

With so many colors decorating the landscape in Bloomington, fall is the perfect time to explore with your camera. We've picked 10 of our favorite places to experience fall in Bloomington whether you want to shoot the golden hues of fall foliage, IU campus icons, or pumpkins of all shapes and sizes.... Read More

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The quest for the perfect gram is a challenge. In Bloomington, we're pretty lucky to be surrounded by beautiful spaces that keep locals and visitors exploring and inspired. There's no way we thought of every photogenic place in town so let us know your favorites in the comments below. Follow... Read More

Friday, June 23, 2017

Independence Day is Tuesday, July 4, 2017, and many events are planned to mark the holiday. Here’s where you can celebrate in Bloomington. Friday, June 30th The Bloomington Speedway Annual Fireworks Spectacular General admission $15, pit admission $30, 12 & under free Bloomington Speedway 5185... Read More

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Fourth of July festivities kick off a busy month in Bloomington, Indiana. Save the date for these summer events! Featured Events Fourth of July Parade Festive floats, classic cars, live music, and more. Celebrate the Fourth of July in downtown Bloomington with parade fun for the whole family. Learn... Read More

Monday, May 8, 2017

In its 34th year, National Travel and Tourism Week is the annual salute to travel in America. During the first full week in May, communities nationwide unite to showcase the impact of travel to policymakers, business leaders and local media with rallies, events and other activities. Did you know... Read More

Thursday, May 4, 2017

We've planned out the perfect itinerary for you and your girls to relive your glory days and celebrate the bride-to-be at the same time. Get reacquainted with the classic spots on Kirkwood Avenue but get excited to visit some new shops, restaurants, bars, and more! Friday Stock Up Your first stop... Read More