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Category - Shopping

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

The famous day of love is coming up, and Bloomington is offering several Valentine's Day events & specials. Whether you're looking for romance with your partner, an outing with the girls or guys, something fun to do with the kiddos, or anything in between, B-Town has something in store for you to... Read More

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Valentine's Day may be known as the most romantic day of the year, but we're calling on all the single ladies to celebrate the platonic love that blossoms in friendships, because romantic love isn't the only kind of love worth celebrating. Round up your friends and head to Bloomington for a... Read More

Monday, December 27, 2021

It's nearly time to say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022, and what better way to ring in the New Year than with your crew in Bloomington! Check out the following special events and celebratory happenings in the area to decide how you'd like to bid adieu to 2021. New Year's Eve Prix Fix Dinner at... Read More

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Shopping for the "her" in your life can be tricky — there are so many options that it can be overwhelming to choose which direction to go in, and simultaneously such a big task that you may feel stumped on where to even begin. Lucky for you, we've put together this guide on where to shop for her in... Read More

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Picture this: You’re shopping, but not on Amazon. You’re having dinner — somewhere other than your own house. You wake up in a bed you don’t have to make. You go outside to watch the snowfall without having to see your neighbor in his pajamas. That’s right. You’re in Bloomington. And you’re enjoying... Read More

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

The holidays bring about a flurry of season's greetings: friends & family, twinkling lights, many traditions across Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas, charming decorations, cozy hot cocoa, cult classic movies & specials, pillows of snow, scrumptious treats, and, of course, presents stuffed in... Read More

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Events are slowly but surely returning to Bloomington. Check out the top events happening in November 2021, and make a three-day getaway out of your trip! Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS Smithville Holiday Bazaar Date: Saturday, November 6 Time: 8:00... Read More

Friday, October 1, 2021

Whether you're visiting Bloomington with kids, looking for a gift for expecting parents, or wanting to bring home a special B-Town souvenir for the child in your life, there are a variety of local shops to peruse to find the perfect item. Book Corner Standing on one of The Square's corners, Book... Read More

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

One of the best things about Bloomington is that it has something to offer everyone. No matter your interest, there are a wide range of things to do in the area. Grab your significant other, pack your bags, and choose your couple's getaway adventure — you'll love what B-Town has in store for you.... Read More

Thursday, July 8, 2021

The Square is the heart of downtown Bloomington, lined with over 30 locally-owned businesses including shops, restaurants, art galleries, and more. There's so much to do directly on The Square, but there are even more incredible businesses and attractions surrounding it. Venture off the beaten path... Read More