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PARTICIPANTS

Be sure to check out each month's dedicated event page to discover unique offers from our participating businesses, listed below. Ongoing promotions are highlighted in blue.

GALLERIES & ATTRACTIONS

ArtDabbler Designs Creative Studio

ArtDabbler Designs Creative Studio offers classes, art parties, and summer camps with a focus on self-expression, allowing children to create works of art as unique as they are.

623 E. LaSalle Ave. (north of Jack's Donuts)

https://www.artdabblerdesigns.com/

The Cat Lady Cafe

The Cat Lady Cafe provides a relaxing environment for people to visit with adoptable cats and enjoy a coffee. 

401 E. Colfax Ave. (located in the Commerce Center)

574-228-2288

https://www.catladycafesouthbend.com/

The Drop Comedy Club

South Bend's premier comedy club featuring the nation's top talent.
111 N. Main St. (located inside Aloft South Bend)

574-222-2639

https://thedropcomedyclub.com/index.html

 

Fire Arts

A working studio and gallery featuring pottery demos, workshops, tours, and special events.
305 E. Colfax Ave.
574-282-2787
http://www.fireartsinc.com/

Highland Studio & Gallery

A downtown art gallery hosting monthly exhibitions, showcasing local and national artists.

439 S. Michigan St.

https://highlandstudioandgallery.com/

Howard Park / VPA

A popular community hub featuring a state-of-the-art playground, event center, Howard Park Public House (full-service restaurant), Ice Trail & Pond, Chocolate Cafe To Go, an interactive splash pad, fire pits, access to the Riverwalk Trail, and more.
219 S. St. Louis Blvd.
574-299-4765

https://visithowardpark.com/

 

Merrimans' Playhouse

Merriman's Playhouse, "a home for jazz," is an arts and educational organization offering a variety of artist-driven programs and performance series— a place to experience intimate, live jazz performed at the highest level.
401 E. Colfax Ave. 
(located in the Commerce Center)
574-310-9977

https://www.merrimansplayhouse.org/

 

Morris Performing Arts Center

A regional arts destination hosting nationally known performances in music, dance, and Broadway, as well as the South Bend Symphony.

211 N. Michigan St.
574-235-9190

https://morriscenter.org/

The Rocki Button 

A creative experience filled with music, art, shopping, food, and drinks. 

435 S. Michigan St.

https://therockibutton.com/

SJCPL Friends of the Library Bookstore 
A non-profit organization that engages in advocacy and philanthropy to support the mission of St. Joseph Country Public Library. Sale on books, magazines, CDs, and much more (12:00 pm-8:00 pm).
327 S. Michigan St.
574-282-4627
https://sjcpl.org/bookstore/

 

South Bend Museum of Art

The South Bend Museum of Art affirms the enduring power of the visual arts to reflect and create community, engage minds, and nurture growth through exhibitions, collections, and educational programs.
120 S. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
574-235-9102

https://southbendart.org/

 

DINING & NIGHTLIFE

Barnaby's

Barnaby’s of South Bend is a family-style restaurant that has been voted best pizza in town for 13 years. Since opening in 1969, we have taken pride in the quality of pizza, sandwiches & salads that we offer.

$4 pints every First Fridays; also featuring a First Saturdays special each month: any large 2-topping pizza, an order of breadsticks, and a pitcher of pop (or a 2 liter on carry-out orders) for only $22 plus tax.​
713 E. Jefferson Blvd.
574-288-4981
www.barnabys-pizza.com

Bruno’s Pizza

Pizza, calzones, salads, and more; dine-in or carry-out

Every First Friday, get one 14″ 1-topping pizza for $15 (dine-in and carry-out only)
131 S. Michigan St.
574-234-2222
www.brunospizza.com

The Cat Lady Cafe

A relaxing environment where guests can enjoy a cup of coffee and spend an hour with adorable cats.

401 E. Colfax Ave. Suite 104

574-228-2266

http://www.catladycafesouthbend.com/

 

Café Navarre Bar & Restaurant

French, Italian, and Spanish cuisine.  Dishes created with farm-to-table sources regularly featured with over 100 top-shelf wines at prices meant to enjoy.
101 N. Michigan St.
574-968-8101
www.cafenavarre.co

The Cellar Wine Bar

A wine bar and kitchen with a love for sharing wine and foods from all regions
702 E. Jefferson Blvd.

574-217-8071

https://sbcellarwine.com/

Chicory Café

A French Quarter-style coffee shop with Cajun and Creole food, a full bar, and live music, also featuring gluten-free and vegetarian dishes.

Offering 16 oz. Hurricanes and Blue Raspberry Long Islands for $5​ every First Fridays.
105 E. Jefferson Blvd. #103

574-234-1141
www.chicorycafe.net

Cinco 5 International

Something out of the ordinary, but with popular dishes to please everyone.
112 W. Colfax Ave.

574-520-1455
www.Cinco5sb.com

Dena's Kitchen and Catering

From an intimate dinner for you and your spouse to an event for 200, they will go above and beyond.

401 E Colfax Ave

(574) 334-7994

https://www.denaskitchenllc.com/

Fiddler’s Hearth

Family-friendly music 7 days a week. Patio dining and beer garden

Every First Fridays, live music. Kennedy’s Kitchen 8:30 to 11:00 p.m.
127 N. Main St.
574-232-2853
http://www.fiddlershearth.com/

The Garage Arcade Bar

A free-play arcade bar and venue in Downtown South Bend.

503 E. Colfax Ave.

574-440-2624

https://garagearcadebar.com/

The Hideaway

An intimate, friendly spot to sip on a craft cocktail or local brew.

237 N. Michigan St. Suite B

(574) 274-0993

https://hideawayatthelasalle.com/

Ironhand Wine Bar

Featuring tastings, wine by the glass, and small plates, overlooking the St. Joseph River.

Live music and 20% off bottles of MI Cabernet Franc​ every First Fridays.

1025 Northside Blvd.

574-204-2700

www.ironhandvineyard.com

LaSalle Grill / LaSalle Kitchen & Tavern
Committed to providing fine dining and refined entertainment that is unique in South Bend.  An innovative menu features the finest fresh foods available. AAAA Four Diamond Award Winner.


115 W. Colfax Ave.


574-288-1155


www.lasallegrill.com

Linden Grill

Burgers, wings, and a full bar—"food for the soul, prepared quickly."

119 S. Michigan St.
574-234-7011
https://www.lindengrill.com/

Scrappy's Lemon Twist

It's a healthy Lemonade drink a little sweet with a little kick of ginger, and honey.

121 S. Niles, Ave.

574-378-0850

South Bend Brew Werks

A brewery restaurant offering local food and on-site crafted beer.

321 S. Main St., Suite 105B

574-217-8662

www.sbbrewwerks.com

The South Bend Chocolate Café

A unique blend of café, candy store, and bakery with beer and wine bar – family-friendly activities and menu.

2 for $20 any crunch/pretzel combo
122 S. Michigan St.
574-287-0725
www.sbchocolate.com

 

Tippecanoe Place Restaurant / Studebaker Brewing Co.

A premier landmark and dining spot in the heart of the historic district.

1/2 price appetizers in the Studebaker Lounge or Patio
620 W. Washington St.
574-234-9077
www.tippe.com

Whistle Stop Ice Cream

Ice Cream Shop located in downtown South Bend; made locally.

210 S. St Louis Blvd.

(574) 703-3170

https://whistlestopsb.com/

Woochi Japanese Fusion & Bar

Stylish spot with Japanese & Asian-fusion dishes, Michiana’s freshest sushi, best martinis, full bar, and extensive tea menu.
119 N. Michigan St.
574-289-2222
www.notjustsushi.com

WXYZ Bar at Aloft South Bend

111 N. Main St.

(574) 288-8000

Every First Fridays, buy 1 flatbread pizza and get a 2nd flatbread pizza at 1/2 off; plus monthly Cocktail for a Cause, with $1 from every cocktail sold donated to their featured charity of the month.

 

SHOPPING & SERVICES

A Healing Oasis 

A cozy haven for holistic healing and spiritual wellness.

714 E. Jefferson Blvd.

574-286-2956

Aloft South Bend

A hip new hotel that offers easy breezy access to downtown, museum, and golf courses
111 N. Main St.
574-288-8000
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sbnal-aloft-south-bend/

Healthy U Rx

A locally owned pharmacy proudly serving South Bend, IN, and the surrounding communities of Mishawaka, Granger, and Elkhart.

201 S. William St.

(574) 472-7881

https://www.healthyupharmacy.com/

House Wins

A resale furniture and home goods store focusing on vintage and current styles to complement any space and budget. 

423 S. Michigan St.

574-904-2207

Indiana's Elite Cleaning Service

Indiana's Elite Cleaning is a dedicated and professional cleaning crew that aims to exceed expectations. 

(574) 999-6822

https://indianaselitecleaning.com/contact

The Music Village

A vibrant learning environment and community musical arts center and school, celebrating music and cultural expressions rooted in the traditions of diverse local and global communities in the heart of downtown South Bend.

333 S. Michigan St,
574-245-7664

https://www.themusicvillage.org/

The Kroc Center 

A fitness center, a pool, a church, a music studio, a gymnasium, and so much more.

900 W. Western Ave.

(574) 233-9471

https://www.mykroc.org/

Perry Vine

Mead is all you need, and cider makes your life brighter. Perry Vine is a local craft micro-winery that produces meads and ciders. 

121 S. Niles Ave. Suite 15

https://www.perryvine.com/

The Pigeon & The Hen Pottery

Paint your own pottery and gift shop for handmade pottery, jewelry, paper crafts, textiles, and more.

Make & take projects and crafts.

217 S. Michigan St.

574-360-3868

www.facebook.com/pigeonhenpottery

Salon Nouveau

An Aveda lifestyle salon & day spa

321 S. Main St. #101

574-221-6067

https://www.salonnouveau.com/downtown.php

South Bend TradeWorks

South Bend TradeWorks is a nonprofit organization working to rescue, preserve, and reuse historic building materials. Come visit our Salvage Shop! 

521 Lincoln Way West

https://www.facebook.com/southbendtradeworks/

Unique Boutique International

Offering clothing, accessories, jewelry, and gifts for women of all ages, sourced from both local artists and international locations such as India, Turkey, and the Philippines.

50% off the entire store every First Fridays.
122 S. Michigan St., Suite 110
574-233-0579
https://uniqueboutique574.com/

SPONSORS

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