BN Life

New Year’s Eve in BN

Say goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019 at one of our New Year’s Eve activities happening in town! Noon Year’s Eve Children’s Discovery Museum 101 E. Beaufort Street 309.433.3444 Can’t stay up ’til midnight? The Children’s Discovery Museum has got you covered! They’ll have a countdown to noon with a confetti blast, face painting […]

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Winter in BN

January in Central Illinois can feel a bit bleak on some days, but don’t let the dropping temperature keep you from exploring all of the exciting events and attractions in Bloomington-Normal! Our attractions, performance venues and special events have plenty to offer to keep you busy this winter! Sports The Central Illinois Flying Aces will […]

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Brews in BN

Coffee. Most of us can’t live without it. It’s the fuel that gets our day off to a good start and the pick-me-up we need in the middle of our afternoon slump. Now that the temperature is dropping, there’s no better place to relax than inside a cozy coffee shop. Check out some of the […]

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BN the Holiday Spirit

  With so many Christmas-themed events happening in the Bloomington-Normal area, it’s easy to get into the holiday spirit! Christmas is the perfect season to spend time with your family, friends and loved ones. Uptown Normal, Downtown Bloomington and all of our attractions will fill you with the spirit of the season. The McLean County […]

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Top 5 Thanksgiving Activities in BN

Thanksgiving is a time to share in the love and support of your family, friends and loved ones. Here are five ways to spend time with them this Thanksgiving holiday! Thanksgiving at Clover Lawn November 7 David Davis Mansion The David Davis Mansion will be open for tours, where guides will give insight about the […]

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BN Good Taste

Whether you’re planning a night out on the town in downtown Bloomington or uptown Normal, two things are guaranteed: you won’t go hungry and you’ll never be bored. With its annual festivals, restaurants, bars and live entertainment, Bloomington-Normal offers both world-class culture and small-town rural charm. Our 200 restaurants – 65 of which are unique […]

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Halloween in BN

It’s just a bunch of hocus pocus!   Downs Haunted House October 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 Downs The Downs Haunted House provides a “Fright Fest” of activities that include: the haunted house, a haunted hay rack ride, concessions, bonfires, apparel sales, and queue line entertainment.   Witches Night Out October 18 Uptown […]

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BN the Music

Through its many forms, music gives people an opportunity to express themselves and brings people of different cultures and backgrounds together. If you look deeper into BN’s culture scene you’ll find a vibrant performing arts community. Whatever your favorite genre or style, Bloomington-Normal has a performance outlet for you. The Bloomington Center for the Performing […]

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Homecoming 2018

Homecoming is a sign that fall has officially arrived. Bloomington-Normal is fortunate enough to be home to not one, but two universities: Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University. Double the universities means double the homecoming fun!   Illinois Wesleyan University This year, IWU is celebrating 100 years of homecoming. Things will kick off on […]

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Back to School

August marks the end of summer and the beginning of the new school year. We want to recognize the important role that our universities and colleges play in enhancing our economy. The Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau has a strong relationship and partnership with our universities. Representatives from each university sit on the Bloomington-Normal […]

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