Your Six Picks to a Great Weekend

The South Bend Mishawaka area is a fun and exciting place to spend your weekend. From live music and sporting events to delicious restaurants and fun attractions, there is something for everyone to enjoy whether you are 10 years old or 100 years old. If you are in the area this weekend and are looking for some fun things to do, here are four activities and events to check out.

POTAWATOMI ZOO

August 25 – 27 | 10:00AM – 5:00PM | S. Greenlawn Avenue – South Bend

Indiana’s first zoo houses over 500 animals. Take the train around the zoo as you say hello to some of your favorite animals such as the tigers and river otters. And be sure to ride the Endangered Species Carousel.

SOUTH BEND CUBS

August 25 – 28 | Times Vary | Four Winds Field

The Cubs take on the Lake County Captains in a four-game series. Enjoy the excitement of the ballpark from the first pitch until the final out is caught. Great promotions & giveaways all weekend.

ONE-DAY PILGRIMAGE ON NOTRE DAME TRAIL

August 26 | 8:30AM | Howard Park

Celebrate Notre Dame’s 175th anniversary as you take part in the final day of the Notre Dame Trail. Join in this free, family friendly walk to campus where an anniversary picnic, music, & fun awaits.

MICHIANA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

August 26 – 27 | 10:00AM – 6:00PM | Pinhook Park

Leap back in time for the annual Michiana Renaissance Festival. Explore four reenactment areas that will feature knights, pirates, princesses, steel combat, street performers, live music and more.

LAST WEEKEND TO RIDE THE EAST RACE

August 26 – 27 | 12:00PM – 5:00PM (Sat.); 1:00PM – 5:00PM (Sun.) | East Race Waterway

This is the last full weekend of summer that the East Race Waterway is open for white water rafting. Battle class 2 rapids on the first man-made white water rafting course in North America.

MUSIC UNDER THE MARQUEE

August 26 – 27 | 4:00PM – 6:00PM | South Bend Brew Werks

Looking for some music this weekend? Listen to live, local music underneath the marquee in downtown South Bend next to South Bend Brew Werks all weekend long. Admission is free.