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A complete list of all the 2022 events taking place May through September in downtown South Bend. Check out the events below for complete details. We can't wait to see you in downtown!

*Indicates that advance registration or tickets are required.

 

JUNE ACTIVITIES

Pride Launch Party at the Lauber

June 1

7:00 p.m.

504 E. Lasalle Ave.

 

South Bend Pride 2022 is getting closer and the LGBTQ Center can't wait to share all of the exciting things they have planned for the month of June! Join them at The Lauber for their Pride launch Party and get all the information on where and how you can celebrate PRIDE in South Bend this year.

Nitro Circus at Four Winds Field*

June 2

5:00 p.m.

501 W. South St.

 

For nearly two decades, Nitro Circus has been defined by the good, the bad, and the rad. This wild crew of action sports heroes, led by NBC “America’s Got Talent: Extreme” competitors Ryan “R Willy” Williams and the Contraption Kings plus Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham, has stunned crowds across the globe with an incandescent mix of world’s first tricks, bone-crushing fails and comedic moments. Now these thrill-loving hellraisers are back with a rip-roaring new live show: Good, Bad & Rad presented by A SHOC.

Produced by Nitro Circus, the tour will take over outdoor stadiums across North America, kicking off in South Bend on June 2 at Four Winds Field. Purchase tickets here at nitrocircus.com.

Riverdance at Morris Performing Arts Center*

June 2

7:30 p.m.

211 N. Michigan St.

 

Riverdance, as you’ve never seen it before! A powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved favorite, celebrated the world over for its Grammy award-winning score and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. Twenty-five years on, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerizing soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs. Immerse yourself in the extraordinary power and grace of its music and dance–beloved by fans of all ages. Fall in love with the magic of Riverdance all over again. Purchase tickets here.

First Fridays: Kids' Night Out

June 3

5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Gridiron

Join us for the June First Fridays, where the theme will be "Kids' Night Out." We will have something for kids of all ages! We will once again be closing the 200 block of S. Michigan for distanced dining in the street, a beer garden, vendors, a Studebaker Car Show, and the first ever DTSB Youth Talent Show! A second stage will be located in Studebaker Plaza with entertainment by and for kids. ​ROC UR BODY will be filled with activities for kids on the Gridiron, St. Joe County Public Library will be hosting the Summer Reading Club Kickoff Party in their new courtyard, South Bend Bike Garage will be providing a free Bike Valet at Key Bank Plaza, Meet Me on the Island returns, and much more.

SJCPL Summer Reading Club Kickoff

June 3

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

304 S. Main St.

Celebrate the start of SRC in the courtyard at Main Library. Enjoy games, activities, live music, giveaways, a Zumba class with Carlitos, and much more while you sign up for summer reading!

Meet Me On The Island with Motown Machine* 

June 3

5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

120 S. St. Joseph St.

Meet Me On The Island is back with art, music, food, drink, dancing, and conversation and will be featuring the band Motown Machine. They can’t wait to bring you another evening of fun! Get your tickets here.

All Ages Drag at LGBTQ Center* 

June 3

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

251 E. Sample St.

After a two-year covid induced hiatus All Ages Drag is back. Join us June 3rd at the LGBTQ Center for the kickoff to Pride Season in Michiana! Get your tickets here.

An Officer and a Gentleman National Broadway Tour*

June 3 at 8:00 p.m.

June 4 at 2:00 p.m.

June 4 at 8:00 p.m.

June 5 at 2:00 p.m.

211 N. Michigan St.

Based on the Oscar-winning film, An Officer and a Gentleman is a timeless love story that celebrates triumph over adversity. The new musical features an iconic score including the Grammy and Oscar-winning #1 hit “Up Where We Belong” (Joe Cocker/Jennifer Warnes), and your favorite 80’s hits. Zack Mayo has the raw talent and strength for the US Navy’s Officer Training School; but his arrogance is out of step. Graduating from the elite program will secure Zack’s career and future, but can he endure the relentless commands of Drill Sergeant Foley? On his journey of self-discovery, Zack finds comfort in the arms of a strong-willed local factory worker. When tragedy befalls a fellow candidate, Zack learns the importance of friendship and honor, finds the courage to be his best self, and wins the heart of the woman he loves. Purchase tickets here.

Sunburst Races*

June 4

6:30 a.m.

501 W. South St. 


Sunburst Races is one of the largest community events in Northern Indiana. It begins at Four Winds Field and finishes at the University of Notre Dame. The half-marathon will kick things off and the 10K, 5K run, and 5K fitness walks will follow. All events will benefit Beacon Children's Hospital. Register here. 

U93's Operation Duck Drop

June 5

10:30 a.m.

109 S. Niles Ave. 

Join U93 on the East Race Waterway in Downtown South Bend, where they will release over one thousand rubber ducks into the river! The first 93 ducks collected win. There will be 93 different prizes; one for each winning duck. After the duck drop head over to the Lauber for an afternoon of live music, raffles,

food and drink specials, and a ton of fun! Get your duck here.

Pride Networking Night at Ironhand Winery

June 9

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

1025 Northside Blvd.

Join the LGBTQ Center for their Networking Night at Ironhand Winery! Come and meet other professionals in the Michiana area.

Shortcakes on the Blacktop

June 10

11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

117 N. Lafayette Blvd.

Shortcakes on the Blacktop returns for the first time since 2019! The most delicious fundraiser ever features homemade shortcakes served with fresh strawberries and ice cream, all topped off with whipped cream for just $6 (gluten-free and dairy-free options are available). Pre-orders are strongly recommended for pick-up and delivery. Pre-ordering begins on Friday, June 3 by calling the Shortcakes Hotline at (574) 707-5130. All net proceeds benefit St. Margaret’s House, Chiara Home, Dismas House, and direct ministry with those in need.

Pulse FM Presents: For King and Country with Special Guest CeCe Winans*

June 10

8:00 p.m.

211 N. Michigan St.

Welcome to the Annual Pulse FM Downtown Summer Concert Series! Join the Morris Performing for the best in Christian music. Tickets can be purchased here.

Outdoor Film Series: The Sandlot

June 11

Dusk (approx. 9:30 p.m.)

The Gridiron

The movie will begin at dusk (approx. 9:30 p.m.) with pre-movie activities beginning at 7:00 p.m. Visit the DTSB tent for a free freezer pop and to enter to win Cubs tickets! The South Bend Chocolate Cafe will have a concession stand for this event, with popcorn, soda, water, and candy. 

Brewery Ride from South Bend Brew Werks

June 11

11:00 a.m.

South Bend Brew Werks

Join Bike To Work for the first brewery ride of the season. They will start at South Bend Brew Werks and head towards Mishawaka. Cost will be $10 which includes a beverage at the end of the ride and a donation to Bike To Work. Registration is at 11:00 a.m. and they roll at noon.

32nd Annual Stand by Me Walk

June 11

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

219 S. St. Louis Blvd.

The 32nd Annual Alzheimer's and Dementia Services Walk supports real, local caregivers. This year, the Walk will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Howard Park from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Join them as they honor the thousands of caregivers in our community!

Queer Art Expo at LGBTQ Center

June 11

5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

251 E. Sample St.

Come out and join the LGBTQ Center for another Pride celebration. They will be hosting a Queer Art Expo and would love to see you there! Click here to sign up. 

Bike to Work Pancake Breakfast

June 14

7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

211 N. Michigan St.

Bike your way to the front of the Morris Performing Arts Center for a blueberry pancake breakfast and meet other cyclists. A brief program will take place at 8:00 a.m.

Bert Kreischer at Four Winds Field*

June 16

7:00 p.m.

501 W. South St.

The South Bend Cubs are thrilled to announce renowned comedian, podcast host, and author Bert Kreischer and the Fully Loaded Comedy Festival will kick off at Four Winds Field on June 16 at 7 p.m. The show features an all-star lineup of world-class comics including Big Jay Oakerson, Taylor Tomlinson, and Sal Vulcano. Purchase tickets here.

Leanne Morgan "Big Panty Tour" at Morris Performing Arts Center*

June 17

7:00 p.m.

211 N. Michigan St.

After 22 years in comedy, Leanne is embarking on her 100-city Big Panty Tour across the U.S. with Outback Presents. Now that her children are grown, Leanne is so grateful to have this opportunity at this time in her life. Purchase tickets here.

Symphony Under the Stars at Four Winds Field*

June 17

8:00 p.m.

501 W. South St.

The South Bend Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Music Director Alastair Willis, returns to Four Winds Field in downtown South Bend on Friday, June 17 at 8 p.m. with “Symphony Under the Stars: American Anthems”. This family-friendly concert features a variety of patriotic numbers and tributes to the armed forces as well as popular songs from Broadway and film. The energetic performance concludes with fireworks to end the evening with a bang! Purchase tickets here.

Leeper Park Art Fair

June 18 

10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

June 19

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

907 Riverside Dr.

Leeper Park Art Fair hosts fine artists from across the US on the third weekend in June in a beautiful park setting near downtown South Bend, IN. Sponsored by the St. Joe Valley Watercolor Society, the Fair has been a South Bend tradition for over 50 years.

Keith Sweat "Juneteenth Concert" at Morris Performing Arts Center*

June 18

8:00 p.m.

211 N. Michigan St.

Keith Sweat is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and an early figure in the new jack swing musical movement. He is known for his collection of hits including “I Want Her”, “Make It Last Forever”, “I’ll Give All My Love to You”, “Make You Sweat”, “Get Up on It”, “Twisted” and “Nobody”. He has released 13 solo albums, and hosts the current radio show “The Sweat Hotel". Purchase tickets here.

Father's Day/Juneteenth Comedy Explosion*

June 18

8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

120 Dr. M.L.K. Jr Blvd.

A great night of comedy with 3 legendary comics and 2 singers! Purchase tickets here.

Lauber 3rd Anniversary & Pride Night

June 18

4:00 p.m.

504 E. Lasalle Ave. Suite 2

The Lauber is a modern restaurant in the East Bank neighborhood that combines South Bend's rich history with a hand-crafted dining experience.

Rhinegeist Summer Concert Series Kick-off with Joker on Jack

June 18

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

504 E. Lasalle Ave. Suite 2

The Lauber has partnered with Rhinegeist Brewing and American Liquor Co to do six weeks of live music every Saturday down on their patio! They will have live music (the set list is pinned to the top of their page), $1 off Rhinegeist beers, and specialty cocktails every Saturday through July 23rd!

Yoga for Social Justice

June 18

Howard Park

Yoga for Social Justice is a community gathering for healing. This event is intended to offer a space of healing and rest for all those fighting for social justice while also supporting local organizations that are creating healing within our community.

The Garden Tea Party: A Juneteenth Celebration

June 19

Howard Park

Cancelled.

Pride Night with SB Cubs at Four Winds Field*

June 22

7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

501 W. South St.

 

Take me out to the ball game! Get your tickets now for the South Bend Cubs Pride Night. The LGBTQ Center has been partnering with the South Bend Cubs for many years to celebrate Pride. Tickets are $12 apiece and a portion of the proceeds support the programs and services at The LGBTQ Center. Purchase tickets here.

South Bend Fringe Festival*

June 23 to June 26

8:00 a.m.

403 N. Main St.

South Bend Civic Theatre, Downtown South Bend, and South Bend Venues Parks and Arts are proud to announce South Bend’s Fringe Festival June 23-26th, 2022! More than 25 unique acts will perform multiple times over the course of four days, spanning a wide range of artistic disciplines, including theatre, music, comedy, dance, and more! South Bend Fringe is here to celebrate the creativity of independent performing artists. Mark your calendars and come feel the artistic heartbeat of our city this June. Purchase tickets here.

Anastasia National Broadway Tour at Morris Performing Arts Center*

June 24 at 8:00 p.m.

June 25 at 2:00 p.m.

June 25 at 8:00 p.m.

June 26 at 1:00 p.m.

June 26 at 6:30 p.m.

211 N. Michigan St.

Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical Anastasia is on a journey to South Bend at last! From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports viewers from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.

Anastasia features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) with direction by Tony Award® winner Darko Tresnjak. Purchase tickets here.

JULY ACTIVITIES

 

First Fridays: Star-Spangled Downtown

July 1

5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Gridiron

(Event details coming soon).

Meet Me On The Island: Blue Lunch Band with Fireworks*

July 1

5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

120 S. St. Joseph St.

Meet Me On The Island is back on Friday, July 1!. There will be art, music, food, drink, dancing, and conversation, and will be featuring the band Blue Lunch! They can’t wait to bring you another evening of fun, with music starting at 5:30 p.m. and running until 9:30 p.m. Fireworks will follow! Purchase tickets here.

Mural Mania

July 6 to July 10

Artists will be painting 5 murals in 5 days at the locations listed on the flyer. Everyone is welcome to come watch them live paint and say hello.

Vibes Music Festival

July 8

120 S. St. Joseph St.

Venues Parks & Arts and A Gammage Solutions presents the 3rd Annual Vibes Music Festival, a two-day festival showcasing live musical performances, amazing local artists and vendors, food trucks, and more. Notable performers include the Smash Kings(Friday), Dream Team Live, Lorea Turner, Brollision, Brent Easton, and sounds by DJ Macmane. Come hear amazing artists and shop local on one of summer’s hottest weekends!
Get tickets today at  https://bit.ly/Vibestickets

Vibes Music Festival

July 9

Howard Park

Venues Parks & Arts and A Gammage Solutions presents the 3rd Annual Vibes Music Festival, a two-day festival showcasing live musical performances, amazing local artists and vendors, food trucks, and more. Notable performers include the Smash Kings(Friday), Dream Team Live, Lorea Turner, Brollision, Brent Easton, and sounds by DJ Macmane. Come hear amazing artists and shop local on one of summer’s hottest weekends!

Get tickets today at  https://bit.ly/Vibestickets

Concours d'Elegance at Copshaholm*

July 9

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

201 Chapin St.

The Concours d’Elegance at Copshaholm co-presented by The JBS Collection & LaVine Restorations is the premier celebration of automotive design and styling in Northern Indiana. Join them for a one-day event filled with programming for all ages and a selection of unique and rare vehicles of many marques. Purchase tickets here.

Outdoor Film Series: The Mitchells vs. the Machines

July 9

Dusk (approx. 9:30 PM)

The Gridiron

The movie will begin at dusk (approx. 9:30 p.m.) with pre-movie activities beginning at 7:00 p.m. Visit the DTSB tent for a free freezer pop and to enter to win Cubs tickets! The South Bend Chocolate Cafe will have a concession stand for this event, with popcorn, soda, water, and candy. 

Big Growl at Four Winds Field*

July 14

7:00 p.m.

501 W. South St.

For the first time since 2019, Real Rock 103.9 The Bear’s ‘Big Growl’ is set to rock Michiana on July 14. The concert is headlined by Three Days Grace with special guests Skillet, and Sick Puppies as the show moves to Four Winds Field. Purchase tickets here.

Something Rotten at Civic Theatre*

July 15 at 7:30 p.m.

July 16 at 7:30 p.m.

July 17 at 2:00 p.m.

July 22 at 7:30 p.m.

July 23 at 7:30 p.m.

July 24 at 2:00 p.m.

July 29 at 7:30 p.m.

July 30 at 7:30 p.m.

July 31 at 2:00 p.m.

403 N. Main St.

Set in 1595, this hilarious musical smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of the Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard”. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz. Purchase tickets here.

Peter Pan Walking Experience

July 23

Howard Park

(Event details coming soon).

Music in the Gardens*

July 29

5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

808 W. Washington St.

Music in the Gardens is back! The popular summertime event, presented by The History Museum and WVPE, will take place on July 29 in the museum’s Historic Oliver Gardens. Taking center stage are Big Daddy Dupree’s Broke & Hungry Blues Band, performing all your blues favorites. Guests may bring lawn chairs or blankets for a perfect spot on the lawn—no chairs are provided. Purchase tickets here.

Urban Adventure Games*

July 29

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Urban Adventure Games is a zany, action-packed, city-wide scavenger hunt. Participants pair up in teams of two to embark on this secret “scavenger hunt on steroids”. Name of the game is to make it to all checkpoints and complete the tasks in the least amount of time. With three levels of competition, participants can make the day as challenging or as fun as they want! Register here.

AUGUST ACTIVITIES

First Fridays: Totally 80s

August 5

5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Gridiron

(More event info coming soon).

 

Meet Me On The Island: Darryl Buchanan*

August 5

5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

120 S. St. Joseph St.

 

Meet Me On The Island is back with art, music, food, drink, dancing, and conversation and will be featuring musical guest Darryl Buchanan. They can’t wait to bring you another evening of fun! Get your tickets here.

Classics in the Courtyard

August 12-28

304 S. Main St.

 

This year’s Classics in the Courtyard pairing features Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility about the Dashwood sisters and Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Purchase tickets here.

Outdoor Film Series: Encanto

August 13

Dusk (approx. 9:10 p.m.)

The Gridiron

The movie will begin at dusk (approx. 9:10 p.m.) with pre-movie activities beginning at 7:00 p.m. Visit the DTSB tent for a free freezer pop and to enter to win Cubs tickets! The South Bend Chocolate Cafe will have a concession stand for this event, with popcorn, soda, water, and candy. 

Art Beat 2022

August 20

11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

East Bank Village

Join us for the largest annual event in downtown South Bend, where the streets of downtown are filled with performing, visual, and culinary artists, for a day-long celebration of our local artists! 

U93 In the River Event

August 20

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

126 S. Niles Ave. 

U93 and VPA wants you to join them “In the River” as they race down the East Race. They’ll be battling for the coveted, beautiful, sought-after... Golden Paddle! Put together a four-person team and get ready for a tournament like no other racing down the East Race benefiting two amazing organizations; Ronald McDonald House Charities Michiana and Venues Parks and Arts Youth Scholarship Fund.

Moonlight and Merlot at the Mansion*

August 25

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The History Museum

Join The History Museum and Ironhand Vineyard for Moonlight & Merlot at the Mansion, featuring a wine-tasting provided by Ironhand Wine Bar. Curator of Copshaholm Skylar Stasney will give a short presentation about the Oliver Mansion and Dave Sabato will talk about the history of Ironhand and winemaking. Self-guided tours of the first floor of the Oliver Mansion will be offered. Participants must be 21 or over. Tickets are $40/general and $35/ museum members and Ironhand wine club members. Reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased at historymuseumSB.org or by calling (574) 235-9664.

Studebaker Brewing Co. Summer Brewfest

August 27

(Event details coming soon).

SEPTEMBER ACTIVITIES

First Fridays: Dog Days of Summer

September 2

5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

(Event details coming soon).

 

Meet Me on the Island*

September 22

5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

120 S. St. Joseph St.

(Event details coming soon).

Best. Week. Ever.

September 24 to October 1

South Bend

Best. Week. Ever. is a week-long collection of experiences across South Bend celebrating creativity, culture, and progress as a community. Each day will have a vibrant mix of unique things taking place all over our community…sometimes in unlikely places. From epic fireworks to live music, there will be experiences for everyone to enjoy throughout the week! This year's event schedule will be announced soon!

Recover Michiana Fest

September 25

Howard Park

Recover Michiana Fest is an annual festival to celebrate recovery and provide access to resources of support for those personally battling or caring for a loved one battling substance abuse. Their mission is to provide financial support and public awareness toward helping those affected by the opioid and substance abuse crisis.

 

The Second City at Morris Performing Arts Center*

September 26

7:00 p.m.

211 N. Michigan St.

A good laugh and a chance to support the arts in our community – The Second City visits South Bend a second time for a hilarious night of sketches, songs and improvisations, with all proceeds going to support the Morris 100 campaign. The Second City comedy troupe of Chicago will be making their way to the Bendix Theater on Monday, September 26 with their “Out of the House Party” show that will leave you laughing to tears. Purchase tickets here. 

Morris 100 Fest

September 30 to October 1

211 N. Michigan St.

We're celebrating 100 years of the Morris Performing Arts Center with a huge birthday party! This fall when the Morris’ interior renovations wrap up, we’ll toast our success and bring in the next century with a two-day festival taking over the entire block. Two stages, a Ferris wheel, games and activities, food trucks, street performers, fireworks and a big show inside the Morris to be announced – all happening September 30 – October 1, 2022 right outside the marquee. Entertainment includes performances on Friday, September 30 from The Why Store and Blammo, and  Saturday, October 1 from The Bergamot, Smash Kings, The 1985, Lalo Cura, and Morris partners Southold Dance Theatre and South Bend Symphony Orchestra. On Friday evening, in the Morris Granada, The DisDressed Dolls will offer a Burlesque show for anyone 21 and older.

EVENT SERIES

Yoga for EveryBODY

May 9 to September 28

(Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays)

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

808 W. Washington St.

 

These free/donation-based classes meet in the Oliver Gardens at the History Museum. Taught by certified instructors, these classes are designed to help you stretch, strengthen, and relax your body and mind. No experience is necessary and all are welcome.

Barnes & Thornburg Food Truck Philantropy

May 19, June 9, June 23, July 14, July 21, August 5, August 18, September 15

11:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

201 S. Main St.

 

Food Truck Philanthropy provides a chance to enjoy some of the best local food fare around, while helping to support a local non-profit organization!

Tap into the Flow*

May 20, to September 16 (Third Fridays)

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

321 S. Main St.

 

Join Bend Yoga for a yoga + beer summer series with South Bend Brew Werks! They're taking over the Hibberd plaza from 6:30 - 7:30pm on the third Friday of the month, May to September! All levels and *all ages* are welcome to join in on this feel-good, flow-based class.​ After class, you'll receive a SBBW Beer it Forward card, good for one free drink of your choice! (*ages 21+ only). Register here.

Downtown South Bend Architectural Walking Tours*

June 3 to October 7 (First Fridays)

5:30 p.m.

Corner of Washington St. & Michigan St.

(June, August, September)

302 W. Washington St.

(July, October)

Tour guide Steve Szaday with the City of South Bend, in conjunction with the Historic Preservation Commission of South Bend and St. Joseph County, will lead the evening tours, disclosing the visionaries, architects, and builders who helped bring the city’s treasures to life while also discussing the adaptive re-uses of many buildings and reliving the memories of those lost to urban renewal. The cost for these 90-minute tours is just $5/person (cash only.) Reservations can be made here or by calling 574-282-1110.

Wednesday Wine Walks*

June 8 to September 14 (Second Wednesdays)

5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Throughout downtown South Bend

Wine Walks are designed to allow you to sample wine and food from several different restaurants for one great price. Purchase a wristband for $45. Then walk to as many participating restaurants as you like, where you will sample three wines and a variety of foods chosen to pair with the wines. 

Red Table Plaza Concert Series

May 31 to September 1 (Mondays - Thursdays)

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

201 N. Michigan St.

The streets of downtown will be resonant with the music of local musicians during the Red Table Plaza Lunchtime Concert Series. Soloists, duets, and small groups will perform free acoustical concerts (weather permitting) from 11:45 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. Downtown workers and visitors are invited to take a seat at Studebaker Plaza, at the southwest corner of Jefferson and Michigan Street. Grab lunch from a nearby restaurant or bring your own, then enjoy it while taking in the tunes! 

Purple Porch Co-op Market

June 1 to September 28 (Wednesdays)

5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

123 N. Hill St.

All food at the market is farmed or produced within a 60-mile radius of South Bend. Enjoy the opportunity to meet the people that produced your food.

Howard Park Concert Series

June 16 to August 25 (Thursdays)

7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Howard Park

Enjoy the summer sun and free live music on the Event Lawn at Howard Park! A new band every week, there’s a variety of styles for every taste.

Latin Dance Fridays*

June 3 to September 30 (Fridays)

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Howard Park

Join South Bend Latin Dance Fridays at Howard Park, 7-9 PM at the pond/rink area. Salsa, bachata, cumbia & more. They put on this outdoor event welcoming all levels of dance, all abilities, and all ages, for an evening of all fun. Your $5 admission includes a beginner’s 20-minute lesson at 7 p.m.

(Registration information coming soon).

Fridays by the Fountain

June 3 to August 26 (Fridays)

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

212 N. Michigan St.

This free outdoor lunchtime concert series takes place at Jon R. Hunt Plaza and features live entertainment from local bands.

Outdoor Summer Fitness Series

June 4 - August 27

(Saturdays, excluding August 20 for Art Beat)

8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m.

122 S. Michigan St.

DTSB has partnered with local fitness organizations to provide a free outdoor summer fitness program at the Gridiron in downtown South Bend every Saturday morning to encourage healthy living. These free classes, begin at 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., and 10:00 a.m., include a mix of yoga, Zumba, Hip Hop, Grit, Barre, and more.

Arts on the Race

June 11, July 9, August 13

12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

East Race Waterway

Join us the second Saturday of each month during the summer as we celebrate the arts during East Race rafting. Arts on the Race is a continuation of Art Beat as local artists display and sell their art work along the East Race. Come out, take a ride down the East Race, meet an artist, and take home a new treasure!

East Race Rafting*

June 5 to September 25 (Saturdays & Sundays)

12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Saturday)

12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Sunday)

East Race Waterway

The East Race Waterway is North America's first artificial whitewater rapids course! With the placement of obstacles, this 2,000 ft.-long waterway can create whitewater turbulence from novice to professional levels.

South Bend Cubs Fireworks Series*

June 8, June 10, June 24, July 4, July 22, July 29, August 19, September 3, September 4

501 W. South St.

Fireworks will cap off these South Bend Cubs game nights.

(Ticket information coming soon).

Summer Restaurant Week

July 25 to August 7

Throughout downtown South Bend

(Event info coming soon).

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