No matter what time of year, there is always something happening in Bloomington and we want you to be a part of the action!
When the sun goes down the volume goes up. Whether you are looking to sit back and relax with a show or orchestra, laugh out loud with comedians, or rock out with a band, the nightlife is always diverse and exciting. No matter what day of the week or what you are interested in, there is sure to be something for everyone.
The Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market is one of the city’s most beloved traditions. All year round this market happens once a week and is sure to give you the perfect taste of what Indiana has to offer. With over 100 local vendors you are sure to find all your produce needs in an amazing community setting.
The B-Line Trail is a multi-use trail that extends a total of 4.9 km from the west of town, through downtown, to the southern end of town. Walk, run, or bike the trail to see Bloomington from a new point of view and get some exercise along the way.
Bloomingtonoffers a vast network of city bike lanes and trails for you to explore. With so many different options riders of all levels are sure to find a route that suits them. Cycling is a great way to interact with the city and get involved with the community with events such as Little 500 and Hilly Hundred (two different seasonal bike races).
In Bloomington limestone is the foundation of the community. Most major buildings feature limestone, especially on IU’s campus. You can experience the history, artistry, industry, and architecture of Indiana limestone by walking the Indiana Limestone Heritage Trail. The trail features a number of quarry holes, abandoned mills, art sculptures, and amazing buildings.
Griffy Lake is a beautiful nature preserve located about 6 km from downtown Bloomington. The area offers great hiking trails that twist and turn around the lake with a trail for any level of hiker. In warmer months' rent a canoe, kayak, or paddleboard, and explore the lake at your own pace.
Located just 32km from IU,Brown County State ParkisIndiana’s largest park with nearly 32 km of paths and many scenic vistas overlooking this huge forestland. This is a traditional fall season hot spot for studentsand a must see while studying here in Bloomington.
Thereis always something to do in downtown Bloomington! All year round you are sure to see festivals, street performances, street art, or concerts at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. With over 100 restaurants and even more shops and boutiques, you will find everything you need right in the heart of the city.
Bloomington is your one stop shop for all your food needs here in Indiana! With over 100 restaurants just in downtown, there are plenty of options to keep you trying new things every week. From dozens of amazing international restaurants, to your classic American cheeseburger spot, there is something for everyone!
Just to name few:
Buffalouie’s - Known for its wings, burgers, and fries
Anyetsang’s Little Tibet Restaurant - Authentic Tibetan, Thai and Indian cuisine
Chocolate Moose – amazing homemade ice cream
Nick’s English Hut – Iconic bar and restaurant for over 80 years