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All Fall Activities in Downtown South Bend

Find the perfect event for the whole family to enjoy during this fall! There is something for everyone.

Local Harvest Dinner


October 16th, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Enjoy the best fresh produce Michiana has to offer! 6 course dinner event including Artisanal non-alcoholic drinks, but a wine pairing is also available. It is $50.00 per person, additional wine pairing is $25.00, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are accepted by calling 574-232-9200. NO online reservations. Space is limited, so reserve your seat soon!


Roasted Radish, Lobster, Dehydrated Egg

Wild Mushroom & Chestnut Stuffed Patty Pan Squash

Crimson Lentils, Pork Belly, Rainbow Chard Soup

"Indiana Succotash Bean Salad"

Grilled Venison w/Fig and Currant & Barbecue Sauce, Golden Cauliflower Puree, Purple Brussels Sprout

Pumpkin Ice Cream, Pizzelle, Butterscotch, Meringue

Hocus Pocus Paint Class and Movie!

The Pigeon & The Hen Pottery

October 17th, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Come join the fun while watching Hocus Pocus and painting pottery. Class is limited to 12 students and step by step instruction will be provided. Learn the spell of the lace technique to make the plate come alive! Then learn how to conjure three witches with a touch of a writer bottle. Glaze paint is food and liquid safe and plates will be ready in 2 weeks!

Grateful Autumn Pumpkin Canvas

The Pigeon & The Hen Pottery

October 18th, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Bring your friends during one beautiful fall evening and create some autumn decor together! You will love this step by step class great for beginners and/or advanced. Ticket price includes all your instruction, aprons, supplies, and your canvas to take home! Canvas size is 11x14. Click here to purchase tickets.

Mystery at the Mansion

The History Museum

October 18th, 5:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

It’s 1958 and a visitor from Scotland, MacKenzie Wilson—also known as Lady Mac—has been found dead. Apparently poisoned by a glass of wine, she is clutching a note that reads: “…and thus the whirligig of time…” Who had possible motives for committing this crime? Was it the two gentlemen from Verona? How about the lovebirds whose families are at odds with each other?  Participants will need to listen carefully to all the clues to discover the villain at The History Museum’s Mystery at the Mansion. Tickets are $20/adults, $15/members, and $13.50/youth and reservations are strongly recommended. Purchase tickets online by clicking here.

Owlloween Family Paint Party

Gallery 2910

October 19th, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The painting sessions encourages family bonding and promote confidence, creativity and development of fine motor skills. Step-by-step instructions will be given in a group setting. Painters will be grouped by age and adults can bring in their favorite cocktails.

Taste of Unity Harvest Celebration, 9th Annual

Palais Royale

October 24th, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Join Unity Garden's as we celebrate the harvest season with 15 plus area chefs serving small plates for you to enjoy, a cash bar, live music, and a silent auction.

Halloween Tattoo Flash Event

Bicycle Tattoo & Piercing

October 25th, 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

$100 pre-drawn tattoo designs, first come first served.

Downtown Trick or Treating

Downtown South Bend

October 25th, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy trick or treating throughout the whole downtown with over 20 treat stops. A costume contest will immediately follow at Chicory Cafe from 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. with four categories based on age!

October Edition of Ladies Night

The Pigeon & The Hen Pottery

October 25th, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Ladies Night Halloween edition is here. Come and paint pottery with ghouls and goblins. Enjoy great music, amazing desserts and festive drinks on Friday, October 25th from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets.

Cops & Goblins Trick-or-Treat Event

Four Winds Field

October 28th, 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

The South Bend Cubs have once again partnered with the South Bend Police Department to bring back Stu and Swoop’s Cops & Goblins trick or treating event on Monday, October 28 from 5:00 P.M.-7:30 P.M at Four Winds Field.

Trunk or Treat

Studebaker National Museum

October 29th, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Calling all witches, ghouls, ghosts, and goblins to the party just for them! Explore the Studebaker National Museum during the ninth annual Trunk-or-Treat Halloween Event. There will be all kinds of treats from our event partners and a spooky skeleton scavenger hunt. We'll have a howling good time!

Rocky's Horror Halloween/Anniversary Show!

Vegetable Buddies

November 2nd, 10:00 p.m.

The South Bend Hot Patooties will be performing at the wonderful Vegetable Buddies.

Gallery Walk & Talk with Stephen Korshak and Lauren Stump

South Bend Museum of Art

November 7th, 7:00 p.m.

Event is free to the public with light refreshments provided. Explore The Korshak Collection: Illustrations of Imaginative Literature with the organizers of the exhibition, Stephen Korshak and Lauren Stump.

Film Screening and Q&A with Film Maker Eric Brammer

South Bend Museum of Art

November 8th, 7:00 p.m.

Screening of a select portion of Eric Brammer’s in-progress documentary on Science Fiction/Fantasy fandom followed by Q&A. Immediately following, a screening of John Carpenter’s The Thing.

Dilinger's Close Shave: A Murder Mystery

De Nolf's Barber Shop

November 8th & 9th, 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

A whodunnit full of deceit, misdirection, an impending robbery and of course murder! Nothing is what it seems! Its 1933 and Dillinger, the notorious bank robber is in town. Everyone has motive, everyone has the means, everyone is a suspect. Come dressed to kill and help point the finger at the culprit. Click here to purchase tickets.

Fall Family Mini Sessions

Classic Image Photography

November 9th

Classic Image Photography will be photographing Fall Family Mini Sessions at the studio for only $49. These 20-minute sessions will be outdoors, weather permitting, and include one outfit. Sessions are made by appointment only, please contact the studio at or call 574-855-1435 for more information. Visit us on Facebook.

Family Day: Super Sci-fi Fantasy Hero Capes

South Bend Museum of Art

November 9th, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Bring the whole family as SBMA guides you through the creation of your family’s science fiction spirit animal. Learn to think creatively as a family-unit and collaborate on matching Super Sci-Fi Fantasy Hero Capes Designs. Then show off your family’s skills at at SBMA’s Monsters & Mythical Creatures Parade after the workshop!

SBMA's Monsters & Mythical Creatures Parade

South Bend Museum of Art

November 9th, 4:00 p.m.

COSPLAYERS OF THE BEND UNITE! SBMA is kicking off the official opening of The Korshak Collection: Illustrations of Imaginative Literature with a Sci-fi sidewalk parade in downtown South Bend.

The Korshak Collection: Illustrations of Imaginative Literature

South Bend Museum of Art

November 9th, 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

SBMA has a full day of programming to celebrate the opening of the exhibition The Korshak Collection: Illustrations of Imaginative Literature. There will be guest speakers, costuming workshops, a costume parade and contest and an exhibition reception in the evening.

Annual Christmas Event

Classic Image Photography

November 24th

Class Image Photography will have its Annual Christmas on Sunday, November 24th featuring photos with our special guest, Santa! Contact the studio today at 574-855-1435 or for your chance to visit and have your photo taken with our very own special Santa. Afterward, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate, then pick out your favorite images from your session.

The session fee is $39 and includes a complimentary 5x7 print, with specially priced packages and holiday cards also available. Refer a friend and receive a free 5x7! Visit us on Facebook.

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