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Monday, April 27, 2015

To some of us, the most exciting thing happening in May in Bloomington is the fabulous weather. It's a great time to go boating, fishing, running, hiking, and patio sitting. In case you ever get tired of simply soaking up the sunshine, here are 10 events that you'll probably want to add to your... Read More

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

April is a crazy month in Bloomington, as far as events go. Between the reliably good weather (if you can ever truly say that about Indiana) and the end of the school year at IU and Ivy Tech, there are simply tons of events going on from arts to sports to parties. I have done my best to choose the... Read More

Monday, February 9, 2015

Visit Bloomington is a proud sponsor of the nationally syndicated radio program, In Search of a Song . The weekly 30-minute program is hosted by Bloomington nativ e Jason Wilber , the longtime lead guitarist for John Prine and an accomplished solo musician. The show's flagship station is WFHB here in... Read More

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Sometimes we need a little push to get out the door and embark on an adventure in the dead of winter. In February, the sun decides when/if it wants to shine, and sometimes we can go weeks with weather in the mid-40s until BAM -- polar vortex. That's why you'll be happy to see a list of 12... Read More

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Before you jump to conclusions about what you think a square dance is...have you ever actually been to one? Have you heard a top-tier old-time band fiddling and plucking away while a hundred happy people of all ages spin and swing around the dance floor? It's your lucky week, because the Third... Read More

Friday, December 19, 2014

It's hard to choose just 10, or 11, or more of the top events in Bloomington, but here's my hand-picked list. Add your events in the comments!! Even more great events can be found on our events calendar . 2nd Annual First Day Trail Run - January 1 A non-competitive, un-timed run-walk... Read More

Monday, December 8, 2014

Ring in 2015 with your friends at these events around Bloomington! From dancing to drinks, you'll start the new year off right when you celebrate in Bloomington. Comedy JOHN ROY The Comedy Attic 8:00pm and 10:30pm Tickets: $20 Spend the biggest night in comedy with the comedian who's... Read More

Monday, November 24, 2014

If you're like me, you can't get enough of the holidays. The lights go up and the cookie cutters come out the day after Thanksgiving. Don't even get me started on my top 25 favorite carols. But not everyone is like me, and maybe you just want some regular Bloomington fabulousness this December.... Read More

Monday, November 10, 2014

"All you can take with you is that which you've given away." -written on a plaque on George Bailey's wall in It's a Wonderful Life Every year after the holidays are over and the wrapping paper is put up in the attic for another year, what we remember the most are the memories we make and the time... Read More

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

This is a special guest post from our fabulous intern, Steffi Wong. Here at Visit Bloomington, we only get to enjoy her presence through the end of the 2014 fall semester, and then she'll be finishing her senior year at IU and will be off to new adventures. We asked her to write a post about all the... Read More