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Celebrate Summer

 

A complete list of all the 2024 events taking place June through September in downtown South Bend. Check out the events below for complete details. We can't wait to see you downtown!

*Indicates that advance registration or tickets are required.

 

JUNE ACTIVITIES

Sunburst Races*

June 1 | 7 a.m.

Century Center

Sunburst Races, presented by KeyBank, is ready to welcome racers of at least 6 years of age  compete in a half marathon, 10K run, 5K run, or a 5K fitness walk!

JA Wine & Beer Festival*

June 1 | 1-4 p.m.

Four Winds Field

Enjoy your afternoon tasting alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from local and premier vendors. Also enjoy games, raffles, and live music throughout the day. All proceeds will go to support over 12,00 K-12 student experiences in St. Joseph County schools.

Blessid Union of Souls

June 1 | 8 p.m.

Stockroom East

Stockroom East is excited to welcome Blessid Union of Souls! Come watch their live concert and enjoy pre-event activities. Tickets cost $49.

Mamma Mia! *

June 1-2 | 1 p.m.

Morris Performing Arts Center

The Morris is excited to show Mamma Mia! Come see Mamma Mia! to celebrate its 25th Anniversary Tour.

U93's Operation Duck Drop*

June 2 | 10:30 a.m.

East Race

Come join U93 at the East Race Waterway in Downtown South Bend to drop over one thousand rubber ducks into the river! The first 93 ducks collected will win different prizes! After the duck drop you can enjoy live music, raffles, and food at the Lauber.

Shortcakes on the Blacktop

June 6 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cathedral of Saint James

Come celebrate the 27th annual Shortcakes on the Blacktop! The shortcakes cost $5 per serving and all proceeds will be donated to local nonprofits.

DTSB First Fridays: Kid's Night Out

June 7 | 5-9 p.m.

Downtown

Join us for the June First Friday where there will be something for kids of all ages! We will be closing the 100 & 200 blocks of S. Michigan for a block party with dining in the street, face painters, balloon artists, caricaturists, vendors, live music, art exhibits, a Studebaker Car Show, and the third annual DTSB Youth Talent Show!  

SJCPL Summer Reading Club Kickoff Event

June 7 | 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Main Library

Come celebrate the start of the Summer Reading Club at the Main Library! Enjoy many activities, food trucks, and live music.

Movies at the Morris: Singing in the Rain*

June 7 | 7 p.m.

Morris Performing Arts Center

Movies at the Morris Presents:  “Singin’ In the Rain” on Friday, June 7 at 7:00 pm. A silent film star falls for a chorus girl just as he and his delusionally jealous screen partner are trying to make the difficult transition to talking pictures in 1920s Hollywood. Tickets are required for this free event.

Howard Park Summer Concert Series: Marriani

June 7 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Howard Park

Come to Howard Park and enjoy a free live concert featuring Marriani!

East Race Whitewater Festival*

June 7-9 | Fri. 6-8 p.m.

Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. All Day

East Race Waterway

Come to the East Race and enjoy three days of fun on the water! Each day has its own designated events and on Saturday there will be three races for people to compete in. So come enjoy the water and cheer on the racers!

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services Stand by Me Walk*

June 8 | 9 a.m.

Howard Park

Come walk and support the Alzheimer's and Dementia Services of Northern Indiana. All proceeds go towards caregivers and helping them care for loved ones with Alzheimer's and dementia.

African American Legacy Award Juneteenth Luncheon*

June 11 | 12-1:30 p.m

History Museum

Come celebrate Dé Bryant, Ph.D. at the Juneteenth Luncheon. She is the recipient of The History Museum’s 2024 African American Legacy Award.

Blippi - Wonderful World Tour*

June 12 | 6 p.m.

Morris Performing Arts Center

Blippi is coming to South Bend, Indiana for the ultimate curiosity adventure in Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour! So, come on! Dance, sing, and learn with Blippi and special guest Meekahas they discover what makes different cities unique and special. Will there be monster trucks, excavators, and garbage trucks galore? You bet! So get ready to shake those wiggles out and OJ Twist your way through this brand-new musical party!

Pulse FM: We are Messengers*

June 14 | 8 p.m.

Morris Performing Arts Center

Pulse FM’s Downtown Summer Series kicks off each concert with a Party on the Plaza. Plaza opens at 5 PM, so plan to come early for live music and entertainment, food trucks, and more! All tickets are $30.00 (plus fees) OR VIP @ $100.00 (plus fees).

DTSB Outdoor Film Series: Space Jam

June 15 | 7 p.m.

Gridiron

Bring your picnic blanket, chairs, and snacks and come watch "Space Jam" with us! The movie will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. There will be pre-movie activities starting at 7 p.m.

Leeper Park Art Fair

June 15-16 | Sat. 10-6 p.m.

Sun. 10-5p.m.

Leeper Park

Come look and buy artwork from over 80 artists from across the US! There will alos be food trucks and music.

South Bend Civic Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night*

June 28-30 | 7 p.m.

Pfeil Family Courtyard, SJCPL

Come see the South Bend Civic Theatre's production of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night! Ticket prices range from $20-$25.

East Race Waterway 40th Birthday Celebration

June 29 | 12-5 p.m.

East Race Waterway

Come celebrate the East Race Waterway's 40th birthday! 

Raffaella Ballet*

June 29-30 | Sat. 7:30 p.m.

Sun. 3 p.m.

Morris Performing Arts Center

Raffaella is a new fairytale ballet commissioned by the Stroik family, in memory of their daughter, Raffaella Stroik. Inspired by her life, this all-new full-length ballet follows the lineage of classical ballets such as Giselle and The Sleeping Beauty and seeks to embody Raffaella’s motto, “Beauty will save the world.” Featuring a new score by neo-traditional composer Michael Kurek, new choreography by former New York City Ballet Soloist Claire Kretzschmar, the artists of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, and a corps of professional dancers from across the nation, Raffaella is set to be unmatched in scope and history.

AUGUST ACTIVITIES

JUKE Presents: Yacht Rock Schooner*

August 1 | 7 p.m.

Stockroom East

Come to Stockroom East and enjoy listening to some of Atlanta's top players play songs from the late 70s and early 80s. Tickets cost $25.

DTSB First Fridays: Disco Fever

August 2 | 5-9 p.m.

Gridiron

August First Fridays will have a totally rad, "Totally 80s" theme! There will be many activities and games including  a roller rink in the middle of the 100 block of S. Michigan St. for a Totally 80s Roller Skating Party with the South Bend Roller Derby!

Movies at the Morris: Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom*

August 2 | 7 p.m.

Morris Performing Arts Center

Movies at the Morris is happy to present "Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom" on Friday, August 2nd! Tickets are required for this free event. 

Howard Park Summer Concert Series: DJ Visionaries

August 2 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Howard Park

Come to Howard Park and enjoy a free live concert featuring DJ Visionaries!

 Rumours of Fleetwood Mac*

August 5 | 8 p.m.

Morris Performing Arts Center

Come see Rumours of Fleetwood Mac at the Morris for one of the best tributes to Fleetwood Mac. Tickets start off at $82.

Jeff Dunham: Still Not Canceled*

August 7-8 | 7 p.m.

Morris Performing Arts Center

Come visit the Morris and see Jeff Dunham: Still Not Canceled!

Music on the Island with Shock Roxy*

August 9 | 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Century Center

The Century Center is introducing Music on the Island, a summer concert series featuring Shock Roxy on August 9th! Admission costs $5 at the door and food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Cole Porter’s Anything Goes 

August 9-11 | 7:30 p.m.

South Bend Civic Theatre

Come see "Anything goes" by Cole Porter at the South Bend Civi Theatre. Tickets cost $27-$35.

 DTSB Art Beat presented by Everwise Credit Union 

August 9-10| 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Jefferson Bridge and East Bank

Come walk the streets of downtown South bend and visit the free, family-friendly event to see the hand-crafted work of many local artists including potters, painters, photographers, jewelers, crocheters, woodcarvers, and many more. You can also come and enjoy the many different kinds of food that the region has to offer.

Taste of Hope Fundraiser for Cultivate*

August 15 | 5:30 p.m.

Century Center

Come support Cultivate's mission of rescuing food and providing food to community members at the Taste of Hope fundraiser! Also learn about the exciting future planned for Cultivate!

 Bluey’s Big Play*

August 20 | 6 p.m.

Morris Performing Arts Center

Come visit the Morris and see Bluey in real life! Enjoy your favorite characters as puppets and brand new music for this show! Tickets start off at $60.

WUBU Mixer*

August 24 |

Century Center Island

More information coming soon!

 Senior Spirit Week

August 26-30 | Mon. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tues. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wed. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thurs. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fri. 4-7 p.m.

Howard Park

A full week specifically designed for our 55+ community! There will be dancing, health and wellness events, picnics, and art

JULY ACTIVITIES

South Bend Symphony: Salute to Freedom*

July 3 | 7:30 p.m.

Morris Performing Arts Center

The South Bend Symphony Orchestra celebrates our country’s independence with the Shein Trust Community Series season “Salute to Freedom” concert. Under the baton of Music Director Alastair Willis, the Orchestra will once again captivate audiences with patriotic tunes, tributes to the armed forces, and popular songs performed by South Bend’s Danny Lerman. Thanks to Shein Trust’s generous support, this family-friendly concert is a free ticketed event.

Mural Mania

July 3-7 | All Day

Locations across South Bend

Come join us for South Bend's second Mural Mania! Everyone is encouraged to come watch and support artists paint their murals to support and celebrate public art.

DTSB First Fridays: Backyard BBQ

July 5 | 5-9 p.m.

Gridiron

Come join us us for the July First Friday, where the theme is Backyard BBQ! We will be closing the 100 block of S. Michigan for a block party with dining in the street, face painters, balloon artists, caricaturists, vendors, live music, art exhibits, a Studebaker Car Show and so much more!  

 Movies at the Morris: JAWS*

July 5 | 7 p.m.

Morris Performing Arts Center

Movies at the Morris is happy to present "Jaws" on Friday, July 5th! Tickets are required for this free event.

Howard Park Summer Concert Series: The Resurrection Blues Band

July 5 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Howard Park

Come to Howard Park and enjoy a free live concert featuring The Resurrection Blues Band!

Celebrate Your Independents!*

July 5 | 7 p.m.

Stockroom East

Stockroom East's Celebrate Your Independents features three local artists, The Weekend Run Club, The Erly, and Stay Nameless.Tickets cost $12. 

The Links at Four Winds Field*

July 11-13 | Thurs. 2-7 p.m.

Fri. 12-7 p.m. Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Four Winds Field

The 9-hole, 27-shot experience will take you all around Four Winds Field, right in the heart of downtown South Bend. Play your way clockwise around the concourse and into the stands, hitting balls onto the field from different elevations. This event is open to individuals ($25 for 9 holes) and foursomes ($90 total for 9 holes).

South Bend Civic Theatre presents Wiliam Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night 

July 11-14 | 7 p.m.

Pfeil Family Courtyard, SJCPL

Come see the South Bend Civic Theatre's production of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night! Ticket prices range from $20-$25.

Music on the Island with Size Matters*

July 12 | 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Century Center

The Century Center is introducing Music on the Island, a summer concert series featuring Size Matters on July 12th! Admission costs $5 at the door and food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Concours d’Elegance at Copshaholm*

July 13 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Oliver Mansion

Come visit this one-day event open to all ages and see many unique and rare vehicles. Admission costs $16 with advance purchase and $20 at gate.

DTSB Outdoor Film Series: Wish

July 13 | 7 p.m.

Gridiron

Bring your picnic blanket, chairs, and snacks and come watch "Wish" with us! The movie will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. There will be pre-movie activities starting at 7 p.m.

Vibes Music Festival*  

July 13 | 1-10 p.m.

Howard Park

Come visit the Vibes Music Festival and celebrate the talents of young Black professionals in the Midwest.

Pulse FM: Big Daddy Weave*

July 19 | 5 p.m.

Morris Performing Arts Center

Come see Big Daddy Weave at The Morris! Come for the party on the Plaza before the concert and enjoy food trucks and vendors. The concert starts at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $30.

Music in the Gardens with The Whistle Pigs

July 26 | 5-9 p.m.

History Museum

Come see The Whistle Pigs at the Historic Oliver Gardens and enjoy a night full of music, food and fun. Tickets cost $10.

Cole Porter’s Anything Goes

July 26-28 | 7:30 p.m.

South Bend Civic Theatre

Come see "Anything goes" by Cole Porter at the South Bend Civi Theatre. Tickets cost $27-$35.

SEPTEMBER ACTIVITIES

DTSB First Fridays: Dog Days of Summer

September 6 | 5-9 p.m.

Gridiron

Come join us us for the September First Friday, where the theme is our beloved dogs! There will be special activities and games for both pets and people. We will be closing the 100 block of S. Michigan for a block party with dining in the street, face painters, balloon artists, caricaturists, vendors, live music, art exhibits, a Studebaker Car Show and so much more! There will also be special activities for both pets and people.

Fusion Fest

September 14-15 | Sat. 11a.m.-8p.m. Sun. 11a.m.-5p.m.

Howard Park

Come visit this two day festival celebrating every region of the world! Howard Park will be separated into different global regions with vendors located at their respective region: North/South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia/Australia.

Whose Line is it Anyway?*

September 16 | 7:30 p.m.

Morris Performing Arts Center

Come visit the Morris to see "Who's Line is it Anyway?" and have a night full of laughter and jokes! Tickets start off at $90.

Bored Teachers: The Struggle is Real! Comedy Tour*

September 20 | 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Morris Performing Arts Center

Come see Bored Teachers at the Morris! Bored Teachers has amassed a huge popularity and have become the #1 ranked teacher-comedy podcast. Tickets start off at $60.

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Yoga Flow

Tuesdays | 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Howard Park

Come and participate in a class of movement, breath, and mindfulness instructed by Rachael Von Eschenbach.

Fitness Bootcamp

Wednesdays | 6-8 p.m.

Howard Park

Come workout with a supportive community, free of judgment!

Zumba

Thursdays | 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Howard Park

Come workout with Carlos Centellas where excersises and high-energy cardio work are combined with Zumba moves to create a workout dance party!

 Purple Porch Co-op Market

Wednesdays | 5-7 p.m.

Purple Porch Co-op

Visit Purple Porch Co-op and support local farmers!

DTSB First Fridays

First Friday of every month, year-round | 5-9 p.m.

Downtown

Come visit downtown and see what our local business have to offer while you enjoy live music, food, and so much more!

Downtown South Bend Architecture Walking Tours*

May 3 – October 4 (First Fridays) |

6 p.m.

Downtown

Take a guided walking tour and learn all about South Bend's historical landmarks.

Howard Park Summer Concert Series (excluding September)

May 3 – October 4 (First Fridays) |

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Howard Park

Come enjoy free live concerts every first Friday at Howard Park!

Yoga for EveryBODY

May 6 – September 25 (Monday - Wednesday) | 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Monday & Tuesday at Oliver Gardens; Wednesday at SJCPL

Take free yoga classes taught by certified instructors to learn how to connect your mind and body.

East Race Rafting*

June 1 - September 1 (Saturdays and Sundays) | 12-5 p.m.

East Race

Enjoy this one-of-a-kind urban thrill right in the middle of downtown South Bend!

South Bend Cubs Fireworks Series*

June 5, 7, 21; July 2, 3, 19, 26; August 7, 9, 23, 30; September 1 | 7 p.m.

Four Winds Field

Enjoy a fireworks show after every Friday home game.

Fridays by the Fountain

June 7 - August 30 (Fridays): |

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Morris Performing Arts Center

Bring your own chair or picnic blanket, or use one of the tables and chairs available there, and enjoy a free live concert each Friday while you eat your lunch!

Summer Fitness Series (excluding August 10 for Art Beat)

June 8- August 31 (Saturdays) |

8 a.m., 9 a.m.,10 a.m.

Gridiron

Come take a fitness class available every Saturday morning led by local fitness instructors.

Wednesday Wine Walks*

June 12, July 10, August 7, September 11 (second Wednesdays) |

5-9 p.m.

Downtown

Enjoy taking a walk to different restaurants and sampling wine along with light pairing chosen by each chef.

Movies in the Park

June 13, July 11 | 7-9 p.m.

Howard Park

Enjoy your evening at Howard Park by watching your favorite movies and participating in themed activities.

DTSB Outdoor Film Series

June 15, July 13 | 7 p.m.

Gridiron

Come out and bring your picnic blanket and enjoy your night by watching a movie and eating popcorn.

 Cars & Coffee at the Studebaker National Museum

July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5 (First Saturday of the month) | 8-10 a.m.

Studebaker National Museum

bring your classic car and enjoy coffee and donuts while looking at others classic cars.

Summer Restaurant Weeks

August 2 - August 18 | All Day

Downtown

Come out and enjoy the special menus that downtown restaurants have created to show off their most notable dishes.

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