About Bloomington

A thriving live music scene, coffeehouses, open-air organic markets, eclectic restaurants, more than 30 festivals, and picturesque scenery are just part of what makes Bloomington, Indiana, the cultural center of the Midwest.

Affectionately called B-town, Bloomington is the quintessential college town—active, intellectual, young, friendly, relaxed, and safe. Our small city has a population of about 70,000 and cultural resources and opportunities that rival cities many times its size. Bloomington’s lush rolling hills, limestone heritage, and gorgeous seasons are a perfect setting for the state’s oldest and largest winery, the country’s only Tibetan cultural center, and the annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival.