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.

Oct. 4 – Downtown Oktoberfest

Put on your lederhosen and head to downtown South Bend for pumpkin-spiced food and drink during the yearly Oktoberfest celebration. There will be live music at the South Bend Chocolate Café and Fiddler’s Hearth, food specials at downtown restaurants and more.

Upcoming First Fridays

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