The Bloomington Entertainment & Arts District

Possibilities in every direction.

  • Contact
  • 401 N Morton Street
  • Suite 150
  • Bloomington IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-349-3418
  • Fax: 812-349-3535

The Bloomington Entertainment & Arts District (BEAD) is a state-designated cultural district and city-led economic development project that supports the galleries, performing arts venues, public parks, hotels, and nearly 100 restaurants and more than 100 specialty shops spread across 60 city blocks in the heart of downtown. No matter where you go, or look, you will find possibilities in every direction.

Arts. Culture.

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

Bites. Beers.

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.

Fruits. Veggies.

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

Goods. Collectables.

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


Find out what’s going on in town!

Visit Bloomington Events Calendar


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 District are waiting for you.

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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.


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.

Bloomington Entertainment & Arts District