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Upcoming Schedule at The Morris Performing Arts Center

Few venues better showcase The Bend’s arts culture than the Morris Performing Arts Center. Events are coming back to this …

Studebaker National Museum: Showcasing Classic Cars

Local history, presidential lore and automotive progress combine at Studebaker National Museum. No telling of South Bend’s history is complete …

The History Museum: Explore The Bend’s Past

What you see around The Bend today is rooted in its past. Few attractions bring this to light better than …

Send St. Patrick’s Day Cheer from The Bend

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day is usually one of the most anticipated events in The Bend in any given year. And …

Black History Month in The Bend

There are many ways to celebrate Black History Month in The Bend, especially when it comes to the history of …

Try These Digital Jigsaw Puzzles

If you’re staying indoors more this winter, jigsaw puzzles are a great way to spend your time. Our digital puzzles …

Stream these Titles with Local Connections

Among the things we could use as we stay at home and practice social distancing: Something to watch.   But what …

Send Season’s Greetings from The Bend

Whether it’s connecting with family from afar or catching up with friends you haven’t seen in awhile, many of us …

Win Big at Four Winds Casino

Ready to test your luck? This is your spot. Four Winds Casino South Bend is an entertainment destination with gaming, …

Play These South Bend Songs

Whether it’s Umphrey’s McGee or the Notre Dame fight song, certain songs and singers have special connections here. David Jameson …

Take a History Tour of The Bend

An iconic moment in the Civil Rights Movement has connections to The Bend. Unveiled in June 2017 at Leighton Plaza …

Experience The Bend from Home

As we practice social distancing, travel remains on hold. Yet there are still ways to connect with your favorite places …

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 …

Explore the Studebaker-Bendix Heritage Trail

History isn’t only meant to be viewed through glass cases inside museum. Another perspective is available to those that seek …

Celebrating Shakespeare in The Bend

As is the case in many places across the world, Shakespeare’s iconic works are celebrated around The Bend every year. …

Visit South Bend’s Community Theatre

Consistently ranked as one of the top community theatres in the country

Island Park: A Must-See in Indiana

The secret is out on one of The Bend’s charming parks. Island Park, adjacent to the Century Center in downtown …

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 …

Guide to Museums in The Bend

South Bend and Mishawaka are home to over a dozen museums.

Celebrate The Bend at Best. Week. Ever.

Best. Week. Ever., a weeklong collection of experiences across South Bend, is set for Aug. 1-8 after being postponed on …

The Renaissance Returns to Mishawaka

The 6th annual Michiana Renaissance Festival will be held at Kamm Island Park in downtown Mishawaka on August 27-28 from …

Father’s Day Weekend in South Bend

South Bend Cubs Weekend Series Treat your dad to a great Father’s Day Weekend by taking him to go see …

Welcome Back, Notre Dame Grads!

WELCOME BACK, NOTRE DAME GRADS! It’s about to be a weekend chalk full of old stories, walking down memory lane and visiting …