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Category - Indiana University

Monday, March 19, 2018

We all know about the bicycle-filled spring weekend coming up in April. But, do you know about the history of the famous Little 500? Source Little 500 Origins The Little 500, or “Little Five,” cycling race began in 1951 when Howard S. “Howdy” Wilcox Jr., then director of the IU Foundation, founded... Read More

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Music and theater are your ticket to winter fun in Bloomington. Give us your night and we’ll give you a show. Enter to win two tickets to a show this spring! Film Festivals Wild and Scenic Film Festival, January 14 Buskirk-Chumley Theater Film-goers are transformed into a congregation of... Read More

Friday, January 5, 2018

This article was published in our 2018 Bloomington Visitors Guide . Request your copy here . Often cited as one of the most beautiful campuses in the country, the beauty of Indiana University is well known. No trip to IU is complete without visiting the legendary sports facilities and unique museums... Read More

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. Holiday Tradition:... Read More

Friday, October 20, 2017

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! Artisan Guilds of Bloomington Art Show and Sale November 3-4 Over 75 artists from... Read More

Friday, September 29, 2017

Fall flavors are taking over our favorite local restaurants and shops and giving a certain PSL a run for its money. We've done the hard work for you so you can get your fix this fall. Be on the lookout for these seasonal specialties in Bloomington. If we missed any let us know! Baked Goods &... 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

Thursday, September 21, 2017

With pumpkin picking, Hoosier Hysteria, a Broadway musical and much more, October is a great time to be visit Bloomington. Mark your calendars for these events! Great Glass Pumpkin Patch Come pick out your very own handmade blown glass pumpkin at the 8th annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch. There will... Read More

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

As we transition from summer to fall, the city of Bloomington transforms into a colorful canvas with events you can't afford to miss! Kiwanis Balloon Fest The sky will be all aglow again this year at the Kiwanis Club of South Central Indiana Balloon festival. The festival will feature 20 balloons,... Read More

Friday, August 18, 2017

You don't have to be from Bloomington to enjoy a football weekend like a Hoosier. B-Town is at its best when the tailgate fields, restaurants, and sidewalks are bustling with a mixture of IU devotees and visiting fans. Prep for your visit with our guide to tailgating, food & drink, and... Read More