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 the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition 

See firsthand some amazing musical ensembles as they compete for over $50,000 in cash prizes and a trip to Italy at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, which is celebrating its 50th year.. Fischoff brings together chamber musicians from around the world for three days of competition at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Get your tickets in advance for the Gold Medal Concert on Sunday, May 14.

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. 

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. 

Visit Potawatomi Zoo

Potawatomi Zoo is officially open for the season! Giraffe feeding is open as are all the other exhibits, plus lions will be returning soon.

Cars & Coffee at Studebaker National Museum 

Car lovers don't want to miss the chance to browse some amazing classics at the May Cars & Coffee event. It includes free entry to the museum.

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.