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.

April 5 – Dream Big Downtown  

“Dream Big Downtown” includes a “Dream Big Downtown Contest,” where visitors can submit ideas for an experience that later comes true. Area restaurants will be serving up new, unique dishes and specials. You’ll also find live music, art exhibits and restaurant specials throughout downtown South Bend.


Future First Fridays

May 3 – “Marvel”ous May
June 7 – Kids Night Out
July 7 – A Fair to Remember
Aug. 2 – Arts Alive
Sept. 6 – Dog Days of Summer
Oct. 4 – Downtown Oktoberfest
Nov. 4 – Yesvember
Dec. 6 – Holidays in Downtown