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Category - Indiana University

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, 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

Monday, September 27, 2021

Events are slowly but surely returning to Bloomington. Check out the top events happening in October 2021, and make a three-day getaway out of your trip! Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ Fall & Halloween-Related Happenings Photo by Oliver Winery Harvest Story Tours... Read More

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Indiana University is one of Bloomington's most unique attractions, and within itself, the university offers several additional unique attractions to be explored & enjoyed. From attractions you can't find anywhere else in Bloomington to attractions you can't find anywhere else in the world, campus... Read More

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Bloomington offers many fantastic attractions, and some of them are pretty unique to our area. Whether you're looking for attractions you can typically only find in big cities, attractions that are ranked as some of the most premier in the nation, or the only attraction of its kind in the United... Read More

Monday, September 13, 2021

You've purchased your Indiana University football tickets and your Memorial Stadium parking pass, and now you're on the countdown to game day. Maybe this is your first time coming to Bloomington for Hoosier football, or maybe you're a seasoned fan who never misses the opportunity to cheer on the... Read More

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Events are slowly but surely returning to Bloomington. Check out the top events happening in September 2021, and make a three-day getaway out of your trip! Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS Limestone Comedy Festival Date: Thursday, September 2... Read More

Thursday, August 12, 2021

The leaves aren't the only thing changing in Bloomington this fall — our local eateries are rolling out their seasonal specials in the name of all things pumpkin and cozy. If you're looking for Bloomington's best fall flavors and where to find them, you've come to the right place. This is by no... Read More

Thursday, August 5, 2021

For IU alumni, showing your kids around campus is an extremely special, fun way to spend a day in Bloomington. There are many, many things to do on and around campus, but we've created this day-long itinerary for you so you don't have to. Follow it to a T, or take inspiration from it and make it... Read More