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.

Sept. 6 – Dog Days of Summer 

Downtown South Bend comes to life the first Friday of each month with special themed events. For this one you’ll want to bring your furry friend downtown for a night out. As always, there will be live music, dining specials and more. The Pigeon & The Hen Pottery plans to offer dog owners a chance to capture their pup in clay with a personalized, painted and fired paw print for only $10.

You can also take part in the Architectural Walking Tour (6-7:30 p.m.).

Future First Fridays

Oct. 4 – Downtown Oktoberfest
Nov. 4 – Yesvember
Dec. 6 – Holidays in Downtown