As we get into May, The Bend comes into full bloom. These are some of the things that should be on your to-do list this month.

Check Out Classic Cars 

Gearheads need to be in The Bend the first week of May as the Studebaker Drivers Club returns to South Bend. Vintage vehicles will be all over downtown South Bend. There's a cruise-in scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 6. Cars will park along Michigan Street. Then there's an open car show from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7 at the St. Joseph County Fairgrounds.

Watch South Bend Cubs Baseball

Baseball is back at one of the country's best Minor League stadiums. The Cubs open April 8 at Four Winds Field and play several home games during May. You can expect fun for the whole family, delicious food and great promotions. 

Bite into The Bend's Best Burgers 

What better way to celebrate some of The Bend's best burger places than by signing up for the #OnlyinTheBend Burger Pass?! This FREE mobile pass allows you to check in at burger places around South Bend and Mishawaka. Doing so means you're on the way to winner a prize that includes a $50 gift card and VSBM prize pack.

Meet the Giraffes

Potawatomi Zoo opened for the season April 1 with some new, popular residents: giraffes! Four giraffes arrived at the zoo earlier this year and now you can meet them at their state-of-the-art facility. 

Celebrate National Bike Month 

The Bend is home to miles of trail for those looking to explore on two wheels. Local cyclists love the Indiana + Michigan River Valley Trail, which encompasses 17 miles from Niles, Mich. to downtown Mishawaka. There are several points of interest along the way as you ride along the St. Joseph River through South Bend. 

Mountain bikers will find fun and challenging trails and Bendix Woods County Park, Potato Creek State Park and Rum Village Park. 

Head Out for a Hike 

As spring takes shape and The Bend comes into bloom, there's no better time to get outside. Some of our best hiking spots will be ready for your boots to hit the trail.