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Category - Outdoors

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Hiking is one of the best things you can do in Monroe County. Many of us have our favorite go-to hikes , but for those of you looking for something new, or something off the beaten path (though these all have beaten paths, heh heh), here are some special hikes you might not have heard of. Or maybe... Read More

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

April is arguably one of the busiest months in Bloomington. For that reason, it was really hard to narrow this list to just ten events. You'll want to check our calendar for everything else happening, and maybe clear your schedule to make room for what you're about to read. Everything In Its... Read More

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Spring in Bloomington comes in like a lion that's ready to party. After the unpredictable weather of winter, Hoosiers are itching for more events that get us out of the house and into the streets of downtown. You might not need mittens, but I do recommend an umbrella. If you're up for an... Read More

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

2016 is upon is, and with it, a plethora of events that you'll only find in Bloomington. This list includes comedy, sports, theater, modern dance, science, quirky pop music, and more. Bonus points to anyone who completes all 10! Click the images to learn more. IU Men's Basketball vs. Ohio State... Read More

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Recently I learned about a Danish concept called " hygge ," which basically refers to a mental state of coziness, conviviality, and togetherness in the heart of winter. Apparently, there's no word quite like it in English, but it sounds like that feeling you get when you can't wait to spend time with... Read More

Friday, September 18, 2015

This list was unreasonably difficult to create. Not because there aren't enough free things to do this fall, but because there are way too many good ones and if I included all the ones I want to go to, this blog post would break the internet. So I'll keep it simple ish, and you can fill up your... Read More

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The first thing I learned about Bloomington is that you must have a dog to live here. Then I learned that was an exaggeration, but still, basically everyone has a dog. So there are lots of dog-friendly joints around town, and when a Facebook fan recently asked for some suggestions, it got me asking... 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

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Ever since winter started to fade, everyone in town looks like thousands of woodland critters waking from hibernation. We step out onto the newly uncovered grass, blink in the sunlight, and marvel that we made it through another winter. Take advantage of this miraculous weather with some of... Read More

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Top Ten lists are just too short, and there's too much going on to narrow down my list any further. So here are 11 of the events you simply must go to this March in Bloomington. When you're there, don't forget to share a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #visitbtown! Devour Btown -... Read More