BN Life

The Top 6 Holiday Activities in Bloomington-Normal

Once Upon a Holiday Friday, December 2 | Downtown Bloomington | 5-8pm. Once Upon a Holiday will kick off the holiday season in Downtown Bloomington. There’ll be music and refreshments, but the main attraction will be the live window vignettes. The McLean County Museum of History will host a celebrity reading of “’Twas the Night […]

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Be Indulged in BN

Now that the holiday season has officially arrived, family and friends will be making their way back to Bloomington-Normal to celebrate. A great way to catch up with loved ones and old friends is over a meal. Here are restaurants that are totally unique to Bloomington-Normal that will provide the perfect setting to your reunion! […]

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Turkey Trot

Most families spend Thanksgiving Day eating a delicious meal, watching football and spending time with loved ones. For the past 37 years, the Bloomington Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department has been providing the opportunity for families to celebrate in a different way: by giving back. The Turkey Trot, which features three different races throughout […]

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Seven BN Halloween Activities

Treat Feast October 27 |  5:00-6:30 pm Grab your scary ghosts and ghouls and head to uptown Normal for a night of wonderful Trick or Treating! Uptown shops supply the candy and Uptown Partners supplies the entertainment as your little ones safely walk the streets of Uptown. ShakesFEAR! A Haunted Halloween Experience October 27-29 | […]

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Homecoming 2016

Homecoming is a time for food, friends and football. Here’s what’s happening on campus: Illinois Wesleyan University Saturday, October 1: Captain Ryan A. Beaupre ’95 Memorial Scholarship 5K Run /2 Mile Walk 8:15am. Tucci Stadium. Pancake / Sausage Breakfast 8:30-10:30am. Eckley Quad. Family Fun on the Eckley Quad 8:30-11:30am. Eckley Quad. Football Game 1pm. Tucci […]

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Golf in BN

The Den at Fox Creek 3002 Fox Creek Road, Bloomington TheDenGC.com | 309.434.2300 This Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course features generous bent grass fairways and smooth undulating greens. With plenty of risk/reward opportunities and four sets of trees to choose from, you are assured a fun and challenging round of golf. A large practice area […]

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Constitution Trail

Bloomington-Normal and cycling are intertwined. From annual bike races to the everyday recreational riders, cycling contributes to the Twin Cities’ vigorous energy and excitement. This is in large part to the Constitution Trail, a 30+ mile, multi-use trail that runs through both Bloomington and Normal. The Constitution Trail has been a staple in the Bloomington-Normal […]

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The Entertainment of BN

BLOOMINGTON CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 600 N. East Street, Bloomington, 61701 309.434.2777 / ArtsBlooming.org The Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, formerly the Scottish Rite Temple, has been an epicenter for the performing arts in Bloomington-Normal for decades. It is the home of the American Passion Play and hosts numerous concerts and shows each year. Upcoming […]

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Historic Route 66

When most people think of Route 66, neon signs, diners and convertibles come to mind. While all of these features are true, there is a whole other aspect to the Mother Road that most people tend to overlook: its historical significance in American culture. Constructed in 1926, it was the first road that made travel […]

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Valentine’s Day 2016

Valentine’s Day is not just a day to celebrate the love between you and your significant other, but the love you have for your family and friends as well! Here are five activities taking place over Valentine’s Day weekend that will help you brave the cold and celebrate:   LISTEN TO YOUR ART Art is […]

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