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How to Spend the Holiday Season in The Bend

Howard Holiday Market New for South Bend this year, the Howard Holiday Market takes place over multiple weekends from Nov. 26-Dec. 12. Around 50 vendors will line the sidewalks at Howard Park to sell unique, local products. There will also be live entertainment, food vendors and more. Indiana's…

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Where to Go Holiday Shopping in The Bend

With the holiday season underway, it's time to get shopping for the people on your list. Many area stores and shops are open with coronavirus precautions in place. Start with some gift ideas, then dive into the places you can shop around The Bend this holiday season. 8 Unique #OnlyinTheBend Gifts…

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40 Things to Do in The Bend this Winter

In a place like The Bend, winter is something to be embraced rather than avoided. Snow and cold are a simple fact of life here. But it doesn't mean there's nothing to do. Far from it! Instead there are a variety of activities — from strapping on cross country skis to heading out for a night of…

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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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What to Do with Kids in The Bend this Winter

If you're looking to get the family out of the house this winter, we have some ideas for how to do so. Kid friendly activities are around every corner. Ice Skating Winter activities seem to officially begin when the skating rinks open. The ice trail at Howard Park in South Bend is wildly popular (as…

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6 Places for a Winter Hike

Hiking doesn't have to be a family friendly outdoor activity you call off for winter. Lace up some boots over your warmest socks, add a couple extra layers and head to these parks for a walk off the beaten path. Bendix Woods County Park Many favor Bendix Woods County Park during spring when the…

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6 Picks: Things to Do this November

As the calendar turns into November, we're starting to make the transition toward cooler temperatures and (gasp!) maybe even a little snow. But that's no reason to stop exploring. November is a time to bundle up and stay outside. It's a time to catch a show. It's a time where you can dive into…

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Bringing Broadway to The Bend

Taking in a night of theater doesn’t necessarily mean visiting a big city. Instead you can visit The Bend, where the American Theatre Guild turns the Morris Performing Arts Center into a showcase for national touring productions like CATS and Rent. Check out the upcoming schedule to plan your night…

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6 Picks: Spots for Fall Color

Foliage season is almost here. Peak color change is expected to arrive the week of Oct. 18, according to this fall foliage predictor. So, it’s time to get the hiking boots ready and plan those autumn adventures. It’s foliage season, and we six picks for the top places around The Bend to see it for…

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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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