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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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Where to Be for Fourth of July in McLean County

Every family has their favorite way of celebrating Independence Day, whether it’s barbecuing in the backyard or baking a patriotic dessert and spending time with loved ones. Put on your best red, white, and blue outfits and celebrate Fourth of July here in McLean County! Here are some events happening in the area: Bloomington  The Downtown […]

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Easter Events in BN

Easter events are springing up all around Bloomington-Normal! Discover all of the fun, festive and family-oriented activities that are planned leading up to Easter! Easter Egg Hunt Scramble When: March 18 – 29 Where: Normal Parks This is no ordinary Easter Egg Hunt! You and your family will visit the Town of Normal Parks to […]

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Ring in the Noon Year with the Children’s Discovery Museum

Join the Children’s Discovery Museum in ringing in the Noon Year from your home! This FREE countdown celebration will be filled with singing, dancing, celebrating the new year, and saying goodbye to 2020! The Awesome Squad, a children’s music group from Decatur, will be performing kids’ favorite hits. Families are invited to dance along to […]

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Reindeer Riddles – Children’s Discovery Musuem

Solve riddles in Uptown Normal while you finish up your holiday shopping! The Children’s Discovery Museum is giving anyone a chance to solve the Reindeer Riddles for a chance to win $500 cash! This fun event will benefit the Children’s Discovery Museum foundation to help them continue their mission of “Inspiring the Love of Learning […]

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#IllinoisMade Gift Guide | VisitBN

All over Illinois, artists, makers and creators have been chosen by the Illinois Office of Tourism as Illinois Made destinations: places that help create and flourish off of the local culture. If you’re looking for a unique gift that is the epitome of Illinois and McLean County, consider grabbing a gift from one of these […]

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Cheers to Local Holiday Beers | VisitBN

You can’t celebrate the holidays without having a holiday beer! Sip on something festive this holiday season with these limited-time craft beers from the BN breweries! Destihl Brewery Destihlinator Dopplebock Destihlinator Dopplebock is a German-style Lager that is coming soon! Destihl is also doing a 12 Days of Crowlers Christmas Dec 12th – 23rd where […]

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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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