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Category - Indiana University

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Events are slowly but surely returning to Bloomington. Check out the top events happening in October 2022, and make a three-day getaway out of your trip! Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS Lotus World Music & Arts Festival Date: Sunday, October... Read More

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Bloomington is ultra-photogenic during any season, but B-Town's beauty reaches an unreal level come fall. Between the fiery rolling hills, the stunning landscaping on the Indiana University campus, and the golden-toned leaves reflecting in our many lakes, Bloomington's fall features are an Instagram... Read More

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

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

Friday, August 25, 2023

FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS 4 th Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts Date: Saturday, September 2 through Sunday, September 3 Time: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM-5:00 PM on Sunday Location: 4 th Street, between Grant Street and Indiana Avenue Admission: Free Enjoy the annual 4 th Street... Read More

Thursday, June 22, 2023

One of the most exciting aspects of becoming a college student is decorating your dorm room. We have to admit: Target is a great one-stop-shop for most dorm decor and furnishing items, but why not really lean into the culture of Bloomington by decorating your new digs with items from local stores... Read More

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

As home to Indiana University, Bloomington has no shortage of places to shop for IU gear. From limited-edition t-shirts and sports memorabilia to candy-striped pants and home decor, our various IU shops offer it all. Greetings Greetings, located just a block from Sample Gates on Kirkwood, offers... Read More

Monday, June 19, 2023

With incredible outdoor activities, a spirited sports community, a diverse culinary scene, and much more, Bloomington offers a bit of everything for everyone. The opportunities for entertainment, eats exploration, education, and exercise are seemingly limitless, but to get you started, we've put... Read More

Monday, April 24, 2023

Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music is one of the best in the nation. They have trained over 15,000 alumni around the world, they have one of only two major organ departments in the country, and the Jacobs Harp Department is the largest in the world. Just like the education, the performance... Read More

Friday, April 21, 2023

Indiana University's spring commencement is just weeks away, with the graduate ceremony scheduled to take place on Friday, May 5 and the undergraduate ceremony on Saturday, May 6. For those planning a celebration of their grad(s) post-commencement, we've rounded up restaurant specials & policies... Read More

Thursday, April 20, 2023

There's always something going on in B-Town! Check out the top events happening in May 2023, and consider spending two or three days with us this season. Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS Riddle Point Boogie Date: Saturday, May 6 Time:... Read More