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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

11 Sure Bets in B-town for March, 2015

Categories: Outdoors, Family Fun, Festivals

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

Devour Btown - February 25 through March 8

This is one of those events where you'll want to wear elastic-waist pants. It's 12 days of delicious, three-course meals at crazy prices at 40+ independent restaurants across town.

Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys - March 3-8

The IU Auditorium will fill up for this Tony, Grammy and Olivier award winner for Best Musical. Follow the journey of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons through obscurity, heartbreak and stardom with hits like "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" and more.

Wylie House Seed Sale

Heirloom Seed Sale - March 7

The historic Wylie House hosts this annual event selling 80+ varieties of vegetables, herbs and flowers grown right on site, plus 50 more varieties from Seed Savers Exchange. These seeds are grown without chemicals and have been germination tested.

IHQS - Quilt Show

Indiana Heritage Quilt Show - March 5-7

Browse 200 quilts at one of the top quilt shows in the Midwest. You can also take a class from some of the most in-demand quilting instructors in the country, explore exhibits and more. Taking place at the Convention Center and area galleries.

Pit Stop 2015

Pit Stop Music Festival - March 12-14

Like SXSW for the Upland South, Pit Stop features three nights of live music featuring national, regional and local acts. Catch the best of indie rock, Americana, hip hop and more as these popular groups roll through four venues in downtown Bloomington.

IU baseball

IU Baseball vs. Cal State Fullerton - March 13-15

It's a weekend of three home games for the Hoosiers as they take on the Cal State Fullerton Titans. Help IU baseball kick off a great season!

Big Smo

Big Smo - March 13

The Bluebird brings Big Smo, "the Boss of the Sticks," to Bloomington for a country-rap fusion show that crosses Southern rock with hip hop in unforgettable ways. Big Smo has just released his first major-label debut, Kuntry Livin'.

Cardinal Stage Company presents Brighton Beach Memoirs

Brighton Beach Memoirs - March 20 through April 11

This semi-autobiographical masterpiece is presented by Cardinal Stage Company and follows the childhood of one baseball-loving boy during the Depression. It's written by Neil Simon, one of America's greatest playwrights.

WonderLab - Jedi Science

Jedi Science Weekend - March 21-22

WonderLab brings a galaxy far, far away close to home! Draw upon your Jedi powers to play tug of war, ride a real hovercraft, and more. Come in your best Star Wars costume and have your photo taken with a deep space background.

Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar

Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar Family Day - March 28

Binford Elementary School is home to the 20th annual World Bazaar -- a free multicultural arts and education event for kids and families. Experience arts, music, language and international crafts that let kids get their hands on the world.

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Banff Mountain Film Festival - March 28-29

Experience the most inspiring action, environmental and adventure films from around the globe and travel to exotic landscapes and remote cultures, all in the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.


Abby Perfetti

Abby Perfetti

Hailing from Indianapolis, Abby has lived in Bloomington since 2009. She was the Content & Social Media Coordinator for Visit Bloomington, and in her spare time, she sings in choirs, gardens, enjoys the occasional craft beer, and volunteers for Bloomington PRIDE where her wife, Sarah, is the director.


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