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 one of the most prestigious prizes in classical music at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. 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 12.

Watch South Bend Cubs Baseball

Baseball is back at one of the country's best Minor League stadiums. The Cubs have home games May 7-12 and May 21-26 at Four Winds Field. 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 a family favorite, the lions are in the new habitat and the Andean bear will be out.

Mamma Mia! at the Morris Performing Arts Center

Mamma Mia! has been dazzling crowds for nearly 25 years and makes its way to South Bend from May 31-June 2 at the Morris Performing Arts Center.

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.