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Bloomington, Indiana, for Summer Travel

by Katie Skrzek

May 26, 2022

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Destinations

Family travelers, head to Bloomington, Indiana, this summer for under-the-radar activities and events.

 

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For Kurt Vonnegut Fans

The unique Granfalloon festival takes place June 1–5. Hosted by the Indiana University Arts and Humanities Council and inspired by the author, the festival features programming by musicians, artists, writers, podcasters, educators and other thinkers. Pricing varies by event.

 

Tailgate

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For Foodies

The 40th annual Taste of Bloomington food festival takes place June 18. The popular event features more than 40 local vendors, highlighting the city’s booming culinary scene. Sample dishes from local restaurants, wineries and breweries while enjoying live music.

 

For LGBTQ+ Travelers

Bloomington Pridefest takes place Aug. 27. The annual celebration features live performances, food and drinks, workshops and interactive activities.

 

For Rock Fans

Have you ever attended a rock festival? No, not the music genre, the naturally occurring solid mass made up of minerals. Bloomington is home to a unique rock festival: the annual Limestone Month. The month-long festival honors the city’s rich history with limestone through workshops, activities, walking tours, lectures and other programming.

 

IU

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For College Students

Summer is a great time for prospective students to tour colleges. Visit Indiana University to experience all the university has to offer. Stop by Lilly Library, home to many cultural and literary artifacts including the first folio of Shakespeare’s works and the first printed edition of The Canterbury Tales.

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