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Jake is the Content & Digital Marketing Strategist for Visit South Bend Mishawaka. Prior to VSBM, he was a reporter and columnist for the South Bend Tribune. Jake is a proud Indiana University grad and was raised in the region.

What You Need to Know for Tailgating at Notre Dame

Shortly after sunrise on fall Saturdays, fans begin bustling in the parking lots around Notre Dame Stadium. Tents go up. Grills move into position. Sound systems turn on. Drinks are poured. Here’s your guide to tailgating for Notre Dame home football games. 2022 Tailgating Guidelines Parking…

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5 Fun Outdoor Winter Activities

Think you can't enjoy the outdoors as the temperatures drop and snowflakes fly? Think again. Lace up your boots, zip up that coat and pull on some gloves before heading outside for these five fun activities. Ice Skating at Howard Park Howard Park in South Bend is home to a state-of-the-art…

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10 Essential Mishawaka Restaurants

It's become clear in recent years that the restaurants in Mishawaka, Indiana shouldn't be overlooked. Some of the boldest flavors and unique menus in the area appear in South Bend's charming neighbor. After combing online reviews and social media comments, below are 10 restaurants that we consider…

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6 Picks: Things to Do this October

September means signs of all are starting to show themselves. These are some of the things that should be on your to-do list as we head into the change of seasons. Barenaked Ladies Play Morris Fest Popular 90s band Barenaked Ladies is capping off Morris Fest on Oct. 1 with a can't-miss concert at…

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Top 10 Fall Activities in The Bend

Fall in The Bend is a pretty special time. Crisp air swoops in to South Bend and Mishawaka along with Notre Dame football season. Beautifully colorful leaves make for an experience that sticks with you. Harvest time also brings fresh bounty for local markets and restaurants. Here are some of our…

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6 Picks: Spots for Fall Color

Foliage season is almost here. Peak color change is expected the week of Oct. 24. It’s time to get the hiking boots out and plan autumn adventures. These are the top places for leaf peeping around South Bend and Mishawaka. Notre Dame's Campus All the iconic campus landmarks with a side of beautiful…

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6 Places to Celebrate Harvest Season

Fall isn’t synonymous with harvest season for nothing. Nothing says local like growers around South Bend, Mishawaka and the surrounding area bringing vegetables and other goods to market before winter takes hold. Whether it’s a pumpkin patch or farmers market, here are six places where you can…

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South Bend Halloween Events

Halloween Events Boo Bash Visit the St. Joseph County 4H Fairgrounds from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 for Boo Bash. There will be a trunk-or-treat, haunted house, petting zoo, food vendors and several other activities for all ages. Treats on the Trail A free trick-or-treating event at Pinhook Park…

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6 Picks: Things to Do this September

September means signs of all are starting to show themselves. These are some of the things that should be on your to-do list as we head into the change of seasons. Stone Temple Pilots at Four Winds Field Legendary 90s rock band Stone Temple Pilots is playing Four Winds Field on Sept. 16 — the night…

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10 Most Instagrammable Places in the Fall

Football season, foliage, harvest time, pumpkin patches — fall around The Bend is known to give Instagram followers a bit of FOMO. These are some of the most Instagrammable places in South Bend and Mishawaka. University of Notre Dame Nothing says fall like a visit to the iconic Notre Dame campus…

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