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How to Spend Spring Break in The Bend

Why not try something new this spring? Breaking out of the winter blues doesn't have to mean long hours in the car or a pricey flight. Sometimes you want to slow things down for a few days, stay close to home and have fun as a family. Potawatomi Zoo Indiana’s first zoo reopens for the season March…

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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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6 Places to Celebrate Harvest Season

Fall is synonymous with harvest season. 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 celebrate harvest…

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South Bend Halloween Events

Halloween Events Boo Bash Visit the St. Joseph County 4H Fairgrounds from 6-10 p.m. Oct. 13-14 for Boo Bash. There will be a trunk-or-treat (open 6-8 p.m. both nights), haunted house, petting zoo, food vendors and several other activities for all ages. Treats on the Trail A free trick-or-treating…

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The Perfect Family Weekend in South Bend

Spring is a great time to get outside and rediscover some of your favorite family activities. Make sure to put these on your to-do list as the weather warms up. Visiting Potawatomi Zoo Indiana's first zoo is no relic. Several exhibits have been updated in recent years at Potawatomi Zoo to make for a…

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First Fridays in South Bend

Downtown South Bend hosts "First Fridays" from 5-9 p.m. on the first Friday of each month all year. Residents and visitors alike fill the streets for live music, movies and other entertainment. It's a great time to explore downtown, whether it's trying out a new restaurant or popping into a shop…

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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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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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