South Bend is the county seat of St. Joseph County, Indiana. Nestled along the southernmost bend of the St. Joseph River, South Bend derives its name from its location. The city has plenty of culture to satisfy any resident who considers themselves to be a connoisseur of the arts. Check out one of the many local music festivals including The South Bend International Festival, The World Pulse Festival, and the city’s newest music festival, South by South Bend, which was named after Austin, Texas’ famous South by Southwest Festival. There are also a number of museums in the area that residents can enjoy at their leisure. The South Bend Museum of Art, The History Museum, and the Studebaker National Museum are all at your disposal. If you’re craving live stage performances, Morris Performing Arts Center will satisfy your adoration for theater. Outdoor enthusiasts will be pleased to know that South Bend has been recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community with approximately 73 miles of bike routes being established in the city thus far. St. Joseph County also boasts a number of recreational parks where you can take kayak or canoe lessons, learn about the ecosystem of the area, or gaze at the stars with the Michiana Astronomical Society.