BEAD

Art Thrives Here

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Bloomington Entertainment & Arts District

An Economic Development Project of the City of Bloomington and a state designated Indiana Cultural District.

Mission

We seek to bring the business and creative sectors together to advance commerce and culture, build community, and spur economic development.

Arts. Culture. Entertainment.

Our lively performance, gallery, and multi-use spaces are bustling year-round with exhibits, music, theater, comedy, dance, and festivals of all types.

Events & Happenings

Find out what's going on in town!

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Tours

Do you want to learn more about Bloomington’s iconic limestone architecture, or are you curious about local history? Even if you are just looking for a fun-filled walk, Bloomington's Historic Districts are waiting for you.

Trails

The B-Line Trail: A unique, urban, multi-use trail with separate lanes for bikes and walkers lined with dynamic public art and creative landscaping.

Parking

A variety of parking options are available downtown, including on-street, surface pay lots, and three centrally located parking garages. Our convenient Parkmobile App makes things easy with the Pay-As-You-Go system. Learn more.

Bites. Beers. Brews.

Home to 140+ independent and local restaurants, coffee shops and bars, 7 local breweries and 1 distillery, Bloomington features the cuisines of more than 20 nationalities.

Shop Local

Our year-long Farmer's Market brings you the best of Indiana

Looking for hand-crafted, vintage, or uniquely Bloomington? You’ll find it here.