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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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9 Things to Do for Labor Day Weekend

As fall gets closer, it's time to celebrate the last few (unofficial) days of summer. Take full advantage of the time away from work with our list of things to do for Labor Day weekend around South Bend and Mishawaka. Things to Do for Labor Day Weekend Fridays by the Fountain Kick off the weekend…

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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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How to Spend Spring Break in The Bend

Planning for spring break doesn’t have to mean mapping out a trip to the beach. Sometimes you want to slow things down for a few days, stay close to home and have fun as a family. If you're looking for those simple pleasures, let us show you how to put together a spring break adventure in The Bend…

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Try These Digital Jigsaw Puzzles

If you're staying indoors more this winter, jigsaw puzzles are a great way to spend your time. Our digital puzzles are updated with winter scenes South Bend, Mishawaka and elsewhere around The Bend. Give them a try! RELATED CONTENT: Make The Bend Your Virtual Background The Golden Dome Photo by…

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Celebrate Independence Day in The Bend

One of our great celebrations is right around the corner. Start planning your trip after checking out some of the events listed below. Fireworks in The Bend If you're looking for fireworks shows, here are some of the options. July 2-4 | St. Joseph County 4H Fair Head to the fair for exhibits, food…

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National Tourism Week in The Bend

When people think about tourism around The Bend, they automatically turn to Notre Dame football season. But what if we told you the busiest time for visitors is actually during the summer? True story. Visitor spending for a Notre Dame football home game checks in at about $17 million. Yet it's just…

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An Adventure Seeker's Getaway

Looking for a weekend getaway that combines adrenaline-pumping thrills and a relaxed vibe? Here’s a step-by-step guide to experiencing that right here in The Bend, from cold drinks to splashing down a whitewater rapids course. Let’s get going. Start with a local brew at LaSalle Kitchen & Tavern. You…

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