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Fall Activities in the Bloomington-Normal Area

There’s so much fun to be had in McLean County this Fall! The leaves are changing, the air is getting cooler, and the fall activities are coming to life! There’s nothing better than putting on a sweater, grabbing a warm drink and going outside to enjoy fall activities. Wondering what you can do in the […]

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Summertime Entertainment in Downtown Bloomington

Downtown Bloomington has plenty of fun planned this summer! Come enjoy their festivals, entertainment, and live music all summer long. Be sure to also shop, eat, and explore the art galleries that fill #DowntownBLM. Festivals Front Street Music Festival August 21 | 1 pm  Front Street Music Festival is back for 2021! This jazz festival […]

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5 Ways to Beat the Heat this Summer

While most summer activities are meant to be enjoyed outside, sometimes the warm weather can be too hot to handle.  Take a look at our suggestions for fun inside activities in the Bloomington-Normal Area! Catch a Classic Film The Normal Theatre in Uptown Normal shows classic, independent and world cinema films on the big screen. […]

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Saturdays on the Sqaure

This new FREE concert series, presented by The Castle Theater and the Pantagraph, will make your summer in BN unforgettable! There will be a total of 4 family-friendly concerts by national touring artists on the Museum Square this July through September. Come listen, eat, drink, and enjoy the music as it fills the streets of […]

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A Unique Shopping Experience in Bloomington-Normal

Whether you shop in Downtown Bloomington or Uptown Normal, we can guarantee you won’t leave empty handed after visiting the many one-of-a-kind shops! Shop for the newest trends in clothing and accessories, unique gifts for the home, locally made goods, a new book for the trip home, or a perfect little souvenir to remind you […]

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The Summer Music Scene in BN!

Whether you’re looking for smooth jazz or an upbeat pop band, you’ll be sure to find a live performance that fits your style somewhere in the Bloomington-Normal area! Various stages and locations throughout the area are coming to life this summer with local artists and national touring musicians. Here’s your guide to summer music in […]

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McLean County Museum of History and Visitors Center Re-Opening!

The McLean County Museum of History and Cruisin’ with Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center will reopen to the public at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 1! To make it even more exciting, they are opening their doors again on the first Saturday of the Outdoor Farmers’ Market Season that takes place on the Museum Square! Housed […]

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Cozy Up at the Vrooman Mansion this Winter

We could all use a little getaway this winter! We invite you to experience the magnificence of local history coupled with modern amenities at the Vrooman Mansion. This bed and breakfast is inviting, cozy, and has the most genuine hospitality. It’s just the escape you need during these upcoming cold months! Built in 1869, Vrooman […]

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Tis the Season in Downtown Bloomington & Uptown Normal

With these upcoming Christmas-themed events happening in the Bloomington-Normal area, it’s easy to get into the holiday spirit!  Uptown Normal and Downtown Bloomington are decorated and filled with holiday cheer, fun and festivities. Here are some socially-distanced safe events that will keep you busy all December long! Downtown Bloomington Season of Small 30 Downtown Bloomington […]

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2020 Bloomington-Normal Gift Guide | #SupportLocal

Holiday shopping season is upon us! ‘Tis the season to give thanks for not only our family and friends, but also those in our community. Let’s show our local, small businesses some love and #shoplocal this gift giving season. Picking up curbside is just as convenient as shopping online from a big box store! Here […]

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