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Fright Night 2019

Next Date: Oct 26, 2019

the fun! New This Year – Book your special Fright Night room rate at the Double Tree by Hilton downtown South Bend. Free Shuttle service to and from Fright Night

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Friday Night Firefly Lights

Next Date: Jun 28, 2019

Who doesn’t love watching fireflies light up the sky? We will learn what makes these insects “glow.” Bring your family and watch nature’s own light show put on…

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Theresa Caputo

Next Date: Aug 31, 2019

…of seat location. “The experience isn’t about believing in mediums. It’s about witnessing something life-changing” says Theresa Caputo. “It’s like Long Island Medium live, witnessing first-hand spirit communication.” The highly-rated…

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Theresa Caputo

Next Date: Aug 30, 2019

…of seat location. “The experience isn’t about believing in mediums. It’s about witnessing something life-changing” says Theresa Caputo. “It’s like Long Island Medium live, witnessing first-hand spirit communication.” The highly-rated…

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Steve Martin and Martin Short

Next Date: Sep 28, 2019

…Music in 1969. In the mid-1970s, Martin shone as a stand-up on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” and “Saturday Night Live.” Martin’s films are widely popular successes and include…

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Happy Together Tour

Next Date: Aug 9, 2019

…Turtles, Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Buckinghams, The Classics IV and The Cowsills. The Turtles continue to be the signature headliners…

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South Bend Cubs vs. Kane County Cougars

Next Date: Jul 10, 2019

The South Bend Cubs take on the Kane County Cougars at Four Winds Field. Wednesday, July 10 at 7:05 p.m. Ticket Offers – Silver Sluggers Night: Seniors ages 55 and…

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Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship

Next Date: Jul 3, 2019

…until midnight, or after the night races end SATURDAY/SUNDAY WRISTBAND (required if you’re camping Saturday night) $60 for ages 12 & up; $30 for ages 6-11 Wristband is good through…

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Next Date: Oct 4, 2019

…over Paris his whole life from a lonely tower. When the Feast of Fools comes to the city, everything changes. Quasimodo is captivated by the gypsy Esmeralda, but he isn’t…

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Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Next Date: Oct 25, 2019

…wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. BEAUTIFUL tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom,…

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Oliver!

Next Date: Jul 12, 2019

life, Lionel Bart‘s Oliver! takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young, orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates the London’s underworld of theft and violence, searching for…

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Shakespeare at Notre Dame

Next Date: Jul 20, 2019

…unique spin on some of Shakespeare’s most famed works, brought to life by young talent from the Michiana area. This always-popular event begins at 2pm in beautiful Washington Hall on…

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Dog Days of Summer

Next Date: Jun 21, 2019

…fits their lifestyle, travel pace, physical size, stamina and other considerations. Clients have the opportunity to train with their guide dog in a variety of situations to fit their current…

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The Santa Land Diaries

Next Date: Dec 6, 2019

…elfin life. Surly parents, greedy children, bad Santa’s, and others are about to be exposed. Packed with plenty of witty, dry insights, The Santaland Diaries is a welcome antidote to…

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Air Supply

Next Date: Sep 6, 2019

…singing. The duo began playing pizza parlors, coffee bars and night clubs with just one guitar and two voices. They quickly gained a reputation for great harmonies and for original…

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New Carlisle Hometown Days 2019

Next Date: Jul 26, 2019

…Championship Home Run Derby – Friday, July 26 at 7:05 p.m. Friday Night Fireworks – Dusk The fireworks originate from the Olive Football Field and are best viewed from the…

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38 Special

Next Date: Sep 27, 2019

…most associate the band with their arena-rock pop smashes, “Hold On Loosely,” “Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Caught Up in You,” “Fantasy Girl,” “If I’d Been the One,” “Back Where You…

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South Bend Cubs vs. Quad Cities River Bandits

Next Date: Jul 13, 2019

…fan in attendance will win a 50-inch flat screen TV. Must be 18 years or older to register. Must be present to win. Margaritaville Night: Put on your favorite Hawaiian…

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Best Late Night Bites

The late night hunger pains are hitting – what do you do? Skip the drive through, and try one of these local spots to help curb your appetite. You won’t…

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Weddings at Gillespie Conference & Special Event Center

night life. Complimentary shuttle service can take you around town and to South Bend International Airport. Whatever you’d like to do outside your event, it’s easily at your disposal. The…

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5 Fun Outdoor Winter Activities

…$3.50 for seniors. Fridays double as Family Night, where the whole family can skate for $15. Keep an eye out for special themed nights throughout the winter. They include a…

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Plan Your Event at Gillespie Conference & Special Events Center

…one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country, is within walking distance. Turn south and you’re minutes from downtown South Bend’s restaurants, attractions and night life. Complimentary shuttle…

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Guide to Notre Dame Football Weekends

…more than usual with the volume of visitors in town for the game. Heat and an aura radiating from the Grotto can warm even the coldest nights. Midnight Drummers Circle…

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Play Ball with the South Bend Cubs

…membership badge, some Fun Zone wristbands and several other perks. Theme nights and special giveaways On top of regular promotions, there are several special theme nights and giveaways planned throughout…

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6 Instagrammable Places in The Bend

…one of the world’s most renowned college campuses. Other must-see landmarks include the “Word of Life” mural (commonly known as Touchdown Jesus), the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and the…

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Guide to Museums in The Bend

…museum is the largest collection of presidential carriages in the world. It includes the very carriage president Abraham Lincoln took to Ford’s Theatre on the night of his assassination in…

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A Wedding Planner’s Guide to Choosing the Perfect Venue

…met the most handsome guy from Indiana at the beach on the Jersey Shore! Fast forward to 2006, when I moved to Indiana to create a life with that Fighting…

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Bringing Broadway to The Bend

Taking in a night of theater doesn’t necessarily mean visiting a big city. Instead you can visit The Bend, where Broadway Theatre League turns the Morris Performing Arts Center into…

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Why Fly South Bend International Airport?

…While air travel presents plenty of headaches, South Bend International makes life a little easier. The airport offers TSA Pre-Check. Even without that, it’s recommended that travelers arrive no more…

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Midwest League All-Star Game Heads to The Bend

…expect autograph sessions, appearances by the Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series trophy and more. Then there’s the game and a fireworks show that will light up the night like no…

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National Tourism Week in The Bend

…of wine or $5 for a glass; 80s music night DTSB Wine Walk: Sip your way through downtown South Bend from 5-9 p.m. by enjoying wine and food pairings at…

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In Honor of Memorial Day

…Best. Home Run Derby. Ever. Location: Byers Softball Complex Time: 5:00pm Summary: The Home Run Derby includes a home run contest each night, with the winner from each night competing…

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First Fridays in South Bend

…a great time to explore South Bend for activities and artist receptions. Often there are special one-night promotions at different shops, museums and restaurants. First Fridays are fun, family-friendly and…

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Your Spooky Halloween Guide

…Monster Halloween Tent Party will feature snacks, fireworks , live music, and endless trips throughout the attractions and it will be all night long. Every night there is a free…

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Your Guide to Kid Friendly Activities in The Bend

…full-on kid friendly experience. The splash pad is a perfect place to cool off on hot summer nights. The playground provides ample opportunity to burn off some energy, as do…

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Spend Spring Break in The Bend

…restaurants will be serving up new, unique dishes and specials. Head to the Museum Campus Have a young gearhead in your life? Studebaker National Museum isn’t just a showcase for…

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Take a History Tour of The Bend

…Leighton Plaza in downtown South Bend, a statue (pictured above) of the famed photograph brings this scene to life. The statue faces west toward Main Street. Not only does the…

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10 Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants in The Bend

…inside, a cozy bar and beautiful décor. Just about every dog owner I’ve met lists this as a favorite, particularly for brunch. There is live music just about every night,…

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Lincoln’s Final Journey

…A Nation Mourns,” opening June 19 through October 31. The Museum is the proud home of the carriage President Lincoln rode in on his way to Ford’s Theatre the night

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Checklist for Every Kind of Notre Dame Football Fan

…fellow Irish fans. WAKE UP THE ECHOES AT MIDNIGHT DRUMMER’S CIRCLE Before going to bed on Friday, meet the Marching Band’s drumline in front of the Golden Dome at midnight

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Celebrating Shakespeare in The Bend

…the Actors from the London Stage return to Notre Dame in September for a production of “Twelfth Night.” Whether you want to see a live production or stroll through an…

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Stay at the Morris Inn at Notre Dame

…Morris Inn is more than a place to get a good night’s sleep. It’s a AAA Four Diamond property flush with amenities. And a perfect place to spend your next…

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Studebaker National Museum: Showcasing Classic Cars

…vehicles, including special exhibits. History buffs can get and up-close look at transportation used on a fateful night in American history. And beyond that, you’ll find reason to return every…

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8 Best Spots to Watch March Madness

…televisions. Pizza is a staple here as they churn out pies late into the night. Staying out after all the games are wrapped up? Corby’s has pool tables, dart boards….

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24 Hours for Notre Dame Fans in The Bend

…towering overhead, at midnight the night before the game. It leads the crowd in cadences and cheers to kick off game day. Get a Good Night’s Sleep There are plenty…

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5 Things You Must Do While Visiting The Bend

…in front of the Main Building, with the famous Golden Dome on top, and “The Word of Life” mural, better known as Touchdown Jesus. Free, guided walking tours are available…

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IDEA Week in The Bend

…came to life in 2018 as a celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship. It was an exciting week of workshops, keynote speakers, social activities, concerts and competitions. Keynote speakers included the…

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See the Sights in South Bend

…parks, trails, live theater productions, golf courses, shops or many other things you’d want to consider during your visit. Life can be lived simply here. Let us show you how….

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The Home of Action Sports in South Bend

…I suffered a life threatening injury during a practice run in 2012. I have been doing a lot of my recovery at the park. It’s ironic how I built the…

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Top Burger Joints as Voted on by Locals

Food is often a centerpiece of any travel itinerary. But eating well during a trip doesn’t always mean fine dining. Sometimes life calls for biting into a juicy burger and…

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The History Museum: Explore The Bend’s Past

…the 1830s. It also touches on the Grand Kankakee Marsh, which was dredged for farmland. An award-winning, 30-minute video documentary in the Free Life Theatre features stories about the African…

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South Bend’s River Lights Shine Bright

Sunset brings one of The Bend’s finest public art displays to life. Unveiled in 2015 as part of South Bend’s 150th birthday celebrations, the South Bend River Lights are now…

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Guide to Craft Beer in The Bend

…gets a special release every winter. You can’t miss its aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Evil Czech really comes to life in spring with the opening of its patio,…

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New Carlisle: More Than Just a Small Town

…Carlisle offers more shopping and dining options than you’d expect. None of it is run-of-the-mill. Area parks offer visitors a chance to slip away from the bustle of everyday life

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Hidden Gems: La Rosita

…was convinced by his brother to open up an ice cream parlor. For most of his life, Cervera had worked with sweets. In Chicago, Cervera worked at a candy factory…

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7 Signs of Summer in The Bend

Summertime has a way of bringing The Bend to life. Pops of color come back in full, especially at some of our most scenic landscapes. Baseball returns to one of…

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An Adventure Seeker’s Getaway

…the St. Joseph River to life with color. It’s a perfect end to an excellent visit to The Bend. Learn More Interested in more information about things to do in…

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Explore The Bend in 24 Hours

…and renowned college campuses in the world: the University of Notre Dame. Its campus is full of notable landmarks — Notre Dame Stadium, the “Word of Life” mural (known popularly…

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Places To Go Hiking In South Bend

…time to hike over the rolling hills at Bendix Woods, which springs to life with dozens of beautiful flower species after the snow melts away for good. You’re likely to…

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10 Iconic Notre Dame Landmarks

…Jesus Reaching 14 stories high, Hesburgh Library is an important gathering spot for students. Its south side features “The Word of Life” mural, better known as “Touchdown Jesus.” Jesus faces…

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Plan Your Regional Getaway

…Round Barn is an institution in Southwest Michigan. Its vineyards are legendary, producing some of the finest wines anywhere. During summer, the property comes to life with events that include…

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What You Need to Know for Tailgating at Notre Dame

…Campus lots open at 7 a.m. on game day (including night games). Make sure you get all your tailgating in before kickoff. Tailgating isn’t permitted in campus lots after the…

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Tokyo Meets Mishawaka in the Heart of Downtown

…front of you, and has a really unique flavor that pairs nicely with the various Asian dishes offered. Their daily specials like “Sushi Sunday” and Wednesday’s “Wine Lover’s Night” make…

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Guide to the Best Places for Brunch

…Another thing to consider: Many of its items can be made vegan. Evil Czech Brewery Evil Czech Brewery Hangover Brunch Whatever The Bend offered up on a Saturday night, Evil…

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Free Things To Do in The Bend

…month. Themed nights include “Classic Downtown,” “Dog Days of Summer” and “Downtown for the Holidays.” It’s a great opportunity to explore downtown’s restaurants, shops and more with special activities and…

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Dyngus Day in South Bend

…midnight Details: Adults only with a $4 entry fee. Music planned throughout the night. Food includes a $6 Polish dinner, $3 sausage sandwich and more. Food available for dine in…

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How We Roll: Exploring The South Bend Riverwalk by Bike

…bikes up and down the river, chatting as we went, and basking in the night air. Together, we stopped on an island to rest as many friends and neighbors rode…

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Wedding Venues in The Bend

…to several bars, restaurants and other nightlife options. The Armory Situated along the St. Joseph River, this elegant venue opened in 2017 after a massive renovation of a building that…

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Father’s Day Weekend in South Bend

…the hometown team. There will be several different promotions going on throughout the four-game series, including Fantastic Friday Fireworks Night and Flat Screen Saturday. On Father’s Day, head out to…

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Campus Activities

…of our favorite things to do is to take a long walk around the lakes and see how beautiful and peaceful the grotto is all lit up at night. The…

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The Bend’s Best Outdoor Wedding Venues

…even at night. Gillespie also offers all the other things a bride and groom need on site — catering, other venues and hotel accommodations between the Hilton Garden Inn and…

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Visit South Bend’s Community Theatre

…Oct. 4-20 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time | Nov. 1-10 The Santaland Diaries | Dec. 6-21 (Warner Studio Theatre) Buddy’s Holiday Surprise | Nov. 29-Dec. 22…

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Notre Dame Game Day: Throw Back

…piece of the pine. On the plus side, close neighbors aren’t all bad when the temperature dips to 35 degrees on a northern Indiana night. *Notre Dame is currently renovating…

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Celebrate Independence Day in The Bend

…local art and soak up a glorious view of the St. Joseph River. Finish up the night with fireworks just after sundown sponsored by Visit South Bend Mishawaka.    …

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How To Get Active In South Bend Mishawaka

No pressure, but there will probably be spectators as you make your moves toward checkmate in Studebaker Plaza. After all, you’re hefting a knee-high knight across a chessboard built into…

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‘Tis the Season in The Bend

…hot chocolate, visits with Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides and a non-perishable food drive. Battell Community Center is the host for Holiday Fun Night on Dec. 21. Toys for Tots and…

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Notre Dame Football Weekends: What to Do in The Bend

…that were used by former United States presidents, including the one Abraham Lincoln took to Ford’s Theatre the night of his assassination. Situated next to Studebaker National Museum, the History…

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The Perfect Family Weekend in South Bend

…at the ballpark. – Strikes and Spares: If you like bowling, you must check out Strikes and Spares in Mishawaka with different specials every night. If you aren’t a fan…

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Top Ten Fall Activities in The Bend

…hosts a series of special events throughout the fall, including a family friendly trick-or-treating night. Find out more about the Potawatomi Zoo in our guide. Lime Bike Fall is an…

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