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How to Spend the Holiday Season in The Bend

Holiday Lights at the Zoo Visit Potawatomi Zoo between Nov. 25-Dec. 18 for The Gift of Lights. More than a million lights are wrapped around trees and free-standing displays throughout Indiana’s first zoo. Events in Downtown South Bend Tree Lighting and December First Fridays When: 5-9 p.m. Dec. 3…

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Notre Dame Football Weekends: What to Do in The Bend

Campus is the epicenter of activity during a Notre Dame football game weekend. But if you're looking to explore more of The Bend, there is plenty to see. These are some of our top things to do and places to see before and after the game. Eat at Some Local Spots Are you the type to plan your trips…

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South Bend Halloween Events

Halloween Events Boo Bash Visit the St. Joseph County 4H Fairgrounds from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 for Boo Bash. There will be a trunk-or-treat, haunted house, petting zoo, food vendors and several other activities for all ages. Treats on the Trail A free trick-or-treating event at Pinhook Park…

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An Adventure Seeker's Getaway

Looking for a weekend getaway that offers more adrenaline rush than a relaxed vibe? This is your guide to an adventure-filled fall visit to The Bend. Navigate the Rum Village Aerial Park After you've checked out the water, head into the treetops at the Rum Village Aerial Adventure Park in South…

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First Fridays in South Bend

Downtown South Bend hosts "First Fridays" from 5-9 p.m. on the first Friday of each month all year. Residents and visitors alike fill the streets for live music, movies and other entertainment. It's a great time to explore downtown, whether it's trying out a new restaurant or popping into a shop…

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Bringing Broadway to The Bend

Taking in a night of theater doesn’t necessarily mean visiting a big city. Instead you can visit The Bend, where the American Theatre Guild turns the Morris Performing Arts Center into a showcase for national touring productions like CATS and Rent. Check out the upcoming schedule to plan your night…

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Checklist for Every Kind of Notre Dame Football Fan

Fans from all over the country flock to The Bend during fall for Notre Dame football home games. No matter the type of visitor, there are several ways to spend your time here. Use our guide to build the perfect weekend itinerary. Checklist No. 1: Family Friendly Enjoy the tradition and fun of a…

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Celebrating Shakespeare in The Bend

As is the case in many places across the world, Shakespeare's iconic works are celebrated around The Bend annually. Shakespeare at Notre Dame puts on the wildly popular Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival every summer with performances on campus and, typically, throughout the community. Notre Dame…

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7 Instagrammable Places in The Bend

There probably isn’t a single more photographed landmark in The Bend than Notre Dame’s iconic Golden Dome. But the Instagram-worthy visuals don’t stop there. These are the places sure to earn a double tap from your followers. When you’re out capturing different monuments and moments, make sure to…

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48 Hours in The Bend - Spring

Visiting The Bend means many options are suddenly at your disposal. Do you want to dine around? Get outside? With so many possibilities, you might need some help organizing your trip. We have some ideas for you. NOTE: St. Joseph County remains under a mask order. Masks are to be worn indoors when…

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