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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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Things to Do for Halloween in The Bend

Halloween Events Boo Bash Visit the St. Joseph County 4H Fairgrounds from 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 for Boo Bash. There will be a trunk-or-treat, haunted maze and more activities, plus a showing of "The Nightmare before Christmas." Zoo Boo An annual favorite, Zoo Boo offers the opportunity…

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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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Checklist for Every Kind of Notre Dame Football Fan

Fans from all over the country flock to The Bend during fall for Notre Dame football home games. No matter the type of visitor, there are several ways to spend your time here. Use our guide to build the perfect weekend itinerary. Checklist No. 1: Family Friendly Enjoy the tradition and fun of a…

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Celebrate The Bend at Best. Week. Ever.

Best. Week. Ever. 2021, a weeklong festival celebrating creativity and culture in South Bend, is set for Aug. 1-7. Tickets are now on sale for three new events to take place this year. Let’s take a closer look at some headline events on the schedule. Select Festival Schedule RELATED CONTENT: See the…

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The Bend's Civil Rights Museum

Once a dilapidated building, the former Engman Public Natatorium now tells important stories. The natatorium experienced a rebirth in 2010 when it was dedicated as the Indiana University South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center. It's since become an important public gathering space and an attraction…

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How to Spend Spring Break in The Bend

Planning for spring break doesn’t have to mean mapping out a trip to the beach. Sometimes you want to slow things down for a few days, stay close to home and have fun as a family. If you're looking for those simple pleasures, let us show you how to put together a spring break adventure in The Bend…

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Studebaker National Museum: Showcasing Classic Cars

Local history, presidential lore and automotive progress combine at Studebaker National Museum. No telling of South Bend's history is complete without including Studebaker, one of the world’s top automobile manufacturers of yesteryear. RELATED CONTENT: Explore the Studebaker-Bendix Heritage Trail…

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Your Guide to Exploring Howard Park

South Bend’s oldest park is no relic of the past. Howard Park is instead a re-imagined destination for locals and visitors alike. It’s a gathering place and an area for outdoor exploration. It’s fun, family friendly and accessible. There’s something for every season, but there’s no doubt it shines…

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Plan an Unforgettable Road Trip to The Bend

Nothing says summer quite like a road trip. Plotting out the stops on your trip is just the beginning. You’ll probably want to at least sketch out some activities before packing up the car (don’t forget snacks!) and hitting the road. But where to begin? The Bend is an ideal road trip hub, with…

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