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Celebrate the Season: A Guide to Festive Events in BN

❄️🎊Check out the upcoming holiday events happening in the Bloomington-Normal area!

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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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Make Music Normal in Uptown Normal

Make Music Normal is an all-ages, free-to-attend festival taking place in Uptown Normal on Friday September 10 and Saturday, September 11. This vibrant area will be filled with local musicians of all genres performing on stages placed throughout Uptown. The festival also focuses on participation, giving attendees the chance to learn choreography, play an instrument, […]

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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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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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The Children’s Discovery Museum Is Open!

After many months of being closed, the Children’s Discovery Museum has re-opened its doors with open arms and is back to inspiring the love of learning through the power of play in person! The Museum’s three stories are filled with amazing hands-on fun that is unlike anything else. The array of exhibits is enough to […]

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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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BN the Holiday Spirit: November Events

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 fill you with the spirit of the season. The Baby Fold’s Hybrid Festival of Trees November 16 – November 21 Are […]

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