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6 Picks: Summer in The Bend Bucket List

Summertime is arguably The Bend's best season. These are some of the things to do that should be on every visitor's summer bucket list during a trip to South Bend and Mishawaka. Raft Down the East Race Waterway If part of your travel planning is to seek out the occasional thrill, the East Race…

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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 1 | First Fridays Celebrate Americana in downtown South Bend with…

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6 Picks: Things to Do this May

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…

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National Tourism Week in The Bend

After two years of uncertainty, there is more reason than ever to celebrate the promising future of the tourism industry. In conjunction with U.S. Travel and the entire tourism industry, we're celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week from May 1-7 by highlighting the amazing experiences The Bend…

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How to Spend Spring Break in The Bend

Planning for spring break doesn’t have to mean 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. South Bend…

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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. 9 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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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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An Adventure Seeker's Getaway

Looking for a weekend getaway that offers more adrenaline rush than relaxed vibe? This is the ultimate guide to an adventure-filled visit to The Bend. Raft the East Race Waterway Saturdays and Sundays during summer are for the East Race Waterway, which churns out Class 2 rapids. Hop in a raft with…

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