BN Life


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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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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Fall Flavors in Bloomington-Normal

It’s September and we are dreaming of cool FALL days! While there are a few summer days left, we can’t help but think about all of the delicious food and drink that comes with the season of fall. Get started on your fall flavor adventure and enjoy the many tastes of BN! Here are a […]

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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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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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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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Can’t-Miss Summer Festivals in Bloomington-Normal

All summer long, Bloomington-Normal will be celebrating art, culture, history, community, and so much more through our variety of festivals! It’s a time when BN comes to life: streets are lined with vendors, local artists rock out on stages, and there’s always plenty to eat and drink. Here’s the lineup for summer fun in our […]

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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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Get A Taste of McLean County During BN Bites & Brews

BN Bites & Brews: May 14-23 BN Bites & Brews, our 10-day celebration of our local restaurants, is the perfect excuse to dine-out night after night and try all of various cuisines the Bloomington-Normal area has to offer. We have culinary options that will suit every taste – from burgers and beers to salads and […]

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