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Summer in the Bend

With the patter of foot traffic in ways reminiscent of larger cities, own your summer weekend at our one-of-a-kind River Lights art installation that transformed the St. Joseph River into an interactive playground, or with the rush of the East Race. Whatever you decide, the agenda is flexible and Mondays can wait.

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Celebrating Shakespeare in The Bend

As is the case in many places across the world, Shakespeare’s iconic works are celebrated around The Bend every year. …

Plan an Unforgettable Road Trip to The Bend

Nothing says summer quite like a road trip. Plotting out the stops on your trip is just the beginning. You’ll …

7 Signs of Summer in The Bend

Summertime has a way of bringing The Bend to life. Pops of color come back in full, especially at some …

Celebrate Independence Day in The Bend

One of our great celebrations is right around the corner. We can practically hear the pop of fireworks and smell …

11 of The Bend’s Best Patios

Nothing draws people outside in The Bend quite like the arrival of warmer temperatures. They want to see flowers in bloom. …

Top South Bend Running Trails

Visiting a different city doesn’t have to mean no exercise. Instead we encourage you to pack those running shoes for …

Experience the South Bend Foodie Trail by Midwest Living

The editors of Midwest Living magazine have chosen their ten favorite restaurants in our community, and we have the breakdown of the vast variety of eateries right here for you.

6 Instagrammable Places in The Bend

There probably isn’t a single more photographed landmark in The Bend than Notre Dame’s iconic Golden Dome. It’s a can’t-miss …

White Water Rafting in Downtown South Bend

Since opening in 1984, the East Race Waterway has provided more than 400,000 residents and visitors the thrill of white …

2019 in Tourism: A Big Year in The Bend

It took 12 hours into a new year in The Bend for a glimpse at the future. Notre Dame Stadium, …

Play Ball with the South Bend Cubs

Warmer temperatures in The Bend usher in one of our favorite pastimes: Baseball in the heart of downtown South Bend. …

A Guide to Golf in The Bend

Golf enthusiasts will find The Bend a perfect destination. Several area public courses cater to all levels of player. Some …

Potato Creek: A Serene Escape

Visiting The Bend doesn’t necessarily mean sticking to our cities. Our area can also be an escape. Sure, you can …

Paddle Through The Bend

No physical feature better defines The Bend than the river that runs through its heart. Starting at its headwaters near …

U.S. Senior Open Week in South Bend

Already have all the information you need to book a trip to The Bend from June 24-30 for the U.S. …

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 …

See the Sights in South Bend

We expect many folks have heard of South Bend before arriving on our site. Having a university known around the …

Stay and Play in The Bend

You can stop the search. Planning your next golf trip starts now. Exciting yet affordable courses await in The Bend. Challenge …

Your Guide to Kid Friendly Activities in The Bend

There is plenty of great family fun to be had in South Bend Mishawaka.

South Bend’s River Lights Shine Bright

Sunset brings one of The Bend’s finest public art displays to life. Unveiled in 2015 as part of South Bend’s …

New Carlisle: More Than Just a Small Town

Urban centers often define The Bend, especially when it comes to top attractions. South Bend is home to Notre Dame, …

Places To Go Hiking In South Bend

Few activities offer a better chance to explore nature than taking a hike. Quiet footsteps keep animal sightings in play. …

Discover Mishawaka

Mishawaka is more than South Bend’s neighbor up the river. It’s an integral piece of The Bend’s fabric, a place …

Win Big at Four Winds Casino

Great Gaming Options Walk into Four Winds Casino South Bend and the odds of having a great time are in …

The Perfect Family Weekend in South Bend

Things to Do Around the Bend The University of Notre Dame and the city of South Bend go hand in …