Top August Events

There's always something going on in B-Town! Check out the top events happening in August 2024, and consider spending two or three days with us to end your summer on a high note. Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS King Blues, BBQ & Funkfest Date:…

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Bloomington's Best Ice Cream

Nothing says "summer" quite like ice cream. A few scoops of the cold, silky treat is the perfect respite from the sweltering heat of a B-Town summer, and Bloomington has no shortage of ice creameries — and hidden ice cream gems — to satisfy your cravings and cool you down. Whether you like it in a…

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Summer Fun with Kids in Bloomington

There's nothing like summer in Bloomington, especially for families. With outdoor attractions like splash pads and playgrounds, great local shops to grab some ice cream, and fun seasonal activities like hitting the community pool and seeing a movie at the drive-in, there's plenty to do with kids in…

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Top July Events

There's always something going on in B-Town! Check out the top events happening in July 2024, and consider spending two or three days with us this season. For events happening around the 4th of July click here. Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ Festivals & Special Events…

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Fall Bloomington Bucket List

Playing Sink the Biz at Nick's English Hut, hiking through the Charles C. Deam Wilderness, taking a photo at Sample Gates — there are certain things you have to cross off the B-Town bucket list to truly experience Bloomington. The same goes for fall in Bloomington: take part in as many items on this…

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Fourth of July Festivities

It's not an Independence Day celebration without fireworks! Enjoy the following fireworks shows and Fourth of July festivities in Monroe County. Stay tuned as more events may be added. Friday, June 28 Fireworks & Cruise-In Time: 6:00 PM Location: Monroe County Fairgrounds Admission: Donations…

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Family-Friendly Restaurants in Bloomington

Dining out with kids can be overwhelming, especially when you're traveling and aren't familiar with the area's local restaurants. You'll be relieved to know that Bloomington offers a wide variety of family-friendly places to eat across many types of cuisine — no need to resort to Applebee's or…

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Bloomington's Most Unique Hiking Destinations

Secret waterfalls, sparkling geodes, lakeside views, rolling vistas, wildlife sightings — Bloomington's most unique hiking destinations offer it all and more. Discover what's in store at each destination, then grab your hiking boots and set-off on your trail of choice. Amy Weingartner Branigin…

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Top January Events

Check out the top events happening in January 2024, and make a three-day getaway out of your trip! Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS Freezefest 2024 Date: Thursday, January 18 through Saturday, January 20 Time: Various times — see the schedule…

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