Special Events

Gear swap

Need some outdoor gear? IUOA’s annual gear swap is a way to trade, buy, and sell new and used gear. From sleeping bags, climbing shoes, and backpacks, this event is a great way to outfit yourself for your next adventure at a fraction of the cost. Held the second Saturday in December, the event is free to the public for purchasing. If you have gear you want to sell, please contact IUOA for more details.

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Each spring, IU Outdoor Adventures brings the Banff Mountain Film Festival to the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington as a part of the festival’s World Tour. As one of the largest adventure film festivals in the world, the film fest features films celebrating adventure, exploration, and the great outdoors. In 2021 IUOA will be partnering with Banff to offer the film festival in virtual format. Subscribe to IUOA’s Newsletter for the most up-to-date information.

Learn more about the festival