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Category - Indiana University

Thursday, April 11, 2024

The Little 500 is known as "The World's Greatest College Weekend" across the country. There’s no denying that it’s one of the most lively and fun weekends in Bloomington each year, but the event is so much more than its reputation as a big party. The races are intensely captivating, every push of... Read More

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Indiana University's spring commencement is just weeks away, with the graduate ceremony scheduled to take place on Friday, May 3 and the undergraduate ceremony on Saturday, May 4. For those planning a celebration of their grad(s) post-commencement, we've rounded up restaurant specials & policies... Read More

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Experiencing an Indiana University sporting event in-person is one of the most exciting things to do while visiting Bloomington; the passion exuded from the players, coaches, and fans is goosebump-inducing. But tickets can be hard to come by, and when the team is playing on the road, the next best... Read More

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

There’s a long list of reasons to visit Bloomington during the spring season, but we’re giving you the scoop on the best-of-the-best activities a visitor should seek out during a flowering foray to make the most of a spring trip to B-Town. From the iconic cream & crimson tulips to The World's... Read More

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Indiana University hosts several annual events, and a few of them are such staples that event dates are provided for several years in the future. Use this as a reference for all of IU's biggest yearly events, and feel free to call the Visitors Center at (800) 800-0037 with any questions. That's what... Read More

Friday, November 17, 2023

Artisan Guilds of Bloomington Holiday Show Date: Friday, November 3 & Saturday, November 4 Time: 4:00-9:00 pm Friday; 9:00 am-5:00pm Saturday Location: Monroe County Convention Center Admission: Free Over 70 artists from Bloomington’s favorite guilds, Local Clay Potters’ Guild, Bloomington Spinners... Read More

Monday, November 13, 2023

You've officially purchased your Indiana University Basketball tickets, and now you're on the countdown to game day. Maybe this is your first time coming to Bloomington for Hoosier Basketball, or maybe you're a seasoned fan who never misses the opportunity to cheer on the Cream & Crimson in person.... Read More

Monday, November 6, 2023

Bloomington offers an abundance of venues, events, and activities for those who are 21 & older, but that doesn't mean there isn't a ton of fun to be had in the 20 & under crowd! B-Town offers more than you think for those who have yet to reach the milestone birthday — from outdoor recreation to... Read More

Monday, October 30, 2023

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

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

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