BN Life

Pet Friendly spots

There’s no need to worry about leaving your pets at home when visiting Bloomington-Normal. A wide variety of pet-friendly activities, breweries, restaurants, and hotels are available for you to enjoy with your furry friend.

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Introducing the new Visit BN Gift Shop

The Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau presents the Visit BN Gift Shop! The gift shop will feature McLean County made products such as BEER NUTS® Brand Snacks, soaps, candles, jewelry, Rader Farms jams and salsas but will also include other products such as post cards, travel mugs, t-shirts. This new local little gem is located […]

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Summer of Fun

Who is ready for a summer of fun? Grab your friends and family for music, fun, style and more in Bloomington-Normal. From car shows to music concerts to Shakespeare festivals, Bloomington-Normal has entertainment for all ages. It’s a time when BN comes to life: streets are lined with vendors, local artists rock out on stages, […]

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Best Sledding Spots in BN

Oh do we have a lot of snow! Make the most out of it and go speed down some frosty hills! While our area may not be known for hilly terrain, we do have a few hills that are a perfect spot for sledding. Slip on some snow pants, grab a hat and gloves and […]

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February Fun in Bloomington-Normal

February in Bloomington-Normal looks to be filled with live performances, sports, theater, fun, and a whole lot of love! Whether you’re looking for Valentine’s Day plans or just a night out on the town, we have plenty of upcoming events that will suit any taste! FREE Fridays at Miller Park Zoo Every Friday | Miller […]

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Ring in the New Year in BN

Say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022 at one of our New Year’s Eve activities happening in town! Noon Year’s Eve at the Children’s Discovery Museum Ring in the New Year early at the Museum! Party goers will enjoy exploring exhibits and themed activities along with our confetti celebration countdown. Tickets: $7 Members/Museums for All, […]

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Here’s Some Family-Friendly Fun to Do this Winter in BN!

Winter break has arrived and families are looking for fun activities! We have you covered for plenty of indoor (and even outdoor) winter activities to keep your crew occupied this winter break! Here are a few great outings for the family in Bloomington-Normal: Bloomington Ice Center 201 S. Roosevelt Avenue Bloomington, IL 61701 309.434.2737 Rent […]

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Get in the Holiday Spirit in BN

Nothing lifts your spirit like holiday events! November and December are perfect for spending time with your family, friends and loved ones. Uptown Normal, Downtown Bloomington and many of our attractions are ready to entertain you this holiday season with their exciting events. Turkey Trot – Sponsored by T-Mobile November 25 After a year off, […]

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Halloween Happenings this October

Spooky season has arrived, folks! Don’t worry, we’re here to help ensure that you won’t miss all of the exciting Halloween events happening in the Bloomington-Normal area this October. Here are the Halloween-themed events you will want to check out: Classic Halloween Movies at the Historic Normal Theater All October For those of you who […]

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Bloomington-Normal’s Family-Friendly Fall Events

You truly can’t beat the crisp, cool air and the beautiful colors that come with the season of fall! Get outside and enjoy these family-friendly fall events here in the Bloomington-Normal area. From pumpkin patches and markets to hayrack rides and shopping local art, there’s something for everyone! Here are the fall events in our […]

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