First Fridays in South Bend

Downtown South Bend hosts “First Fridays” on the first Friday of each month all year. Residents and visitors alike fill the streets for live music, movies and other entertainment.

It’s 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 free (or at a reduced admission rate). Each First Friday has a special theme, so be on the lookout for what’s coming next.

Keep scrolling for details on the upcoming First Fridays.

Feb. 7 – Fire and Ice

This winter-themed First Friday includes ice carvers around downtown South Bend. Some will even include a fire element. Special fireworks choreographed with the River Lights are also planned. You can enjoy Winter Restaurant Weeks deals at participating restaurants, live music, Meet Me in the Gallery at the South Bend Museum of Art and more.

Upcoming First Fridays

March 6 – Disney Downtown
April 3 – Let the Games Begin
May 1 – Roaring (20)20s
June 5 – Kids Night out
July 3 – Star Spangled Downtown
Aug. 7 – Arts Alive
Sept. 4 – Dog Days of Summer
Oct. 2: Downtown Oktoberfest
Nov. 6: Yesvember
Dec. 4 – Holidays Downtown