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Celebrate The Bend at Best. Week. Ever.

Best. Week. Ever., a weeklong collection of experiences across South Bend, is set for May 28-June 3. This unique event …

First Fridays in South Bend

2018 FIRST FRIDAYS 1) January 5: PAY IT FORWARD FRIDAY – Participating downtown businesses will be donating a percentage of their sales during …

Hidden Gems: South Bend Civic Theatre

Since opening in 1957, South Bend Civic Theatre has always been committed to bringing theater to South Bend. What began …

The History Museum

The History Museum and the Oliver Mansion are home to some of South Bend’s most legendary names and artifacts. The …

A Guide to Museums in The Bend

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

Island Park: A Must-See in Indiana

The 11-acre island offers plenty of space for festivals and concerts, such as Meet Me on the Island and the …

“Shaking” Things Up with Shakespeare

The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (NDSF) was born from an experimental course in 1989 at the University of Notre Dame …

Guilherme’s Perspective: A Brazilian in South Bend

Guilherme’s Perspective comes from one of 14 professional fellows in the U.S. Department of State’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative …

Fall Bucket List in the South Bend Area

With the leaves beginning to change and the weather getting cooler, it is safe to say that fall is finally here. …

Bringing Broadway to South Bend

Motown The Musical (December 1 – 3) What began as one man’s story quickly became everyone’s music. Discover the true American …

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 …

South Bend’s Classic Cars

The Studebaker National Museum is home to roughly 120 vehicles spanning 150 years of automotive history that all took place …