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National Baton Twirling Championships Return to Notre Dame

April 9, 2024 — Visit South Bend Mishawaka is excited to announced the National Baton Twirling Championships will take place July 16-19, 2024, at the University of Notre Dame.

South Bend Hosts 60-Team Girls Youth Hockey Tournament 

February 23, 2024 — Visit South Bend Mishawaka is excited to welcome 60 girls youth hockey teams this weekend from 26 states and Canada for the Girls Irish South Bend Cup Tournament in partnership with Hockey Time Productions.

VSBM Welcomes Major League Quadball Division Championship 

August 10, 2023 — Visit South Bend Mishawaka is excited to welcome Major League Quadball to St. Joseph County on Saturday and Sunday for its North Division Championship, held in Lakeville at Newton Park.

America's Youth on Parade Returns to Notre Dame

July 24, 2023 — Visit South Bend Mishawaka is excited to welcome America's Youth on Parade, the national baton twirling championships, back to the community this week for its annual event.

Visit South Bend Mishawaka Announces Faces of Tourism Recipients

July 18, 2023 — Visit South Bend Mishawaka (VSBM) is excited to announce its 2023 Faces of Tourism Award winners. 

76th International Jugglers' Association Festival Visits South Bend 

July 17, 2023 — The International Jugglers' Association's 76th annual festival will take place July 17-22 at Century Center in downtown South Bend.

Potawatomi Zoo Wins Award at Indiana Tourism Conference

March 22, 2023 — Potawatomi Zoo won Best New Experience (Marketing Budgets over $300,000) at the annual Indiana Tourism Awards held in Elkhart as part of the 2023 Indiana Tourism Conference.

Visit South Bend Mishawaka Reports Record Hotel Numbers

March 1, 2023 — Year-end data shows 2022 was a record year for St. Joseph County hotels in three key metrics: average daily rate, revenue per available room (RevPAR) and demand. 

Jarnecke Named New VSBM Executive Director

May 16, 2022 — South Bend Regional Chamber President & CEO Jeff Rea has announced the hiring of Jeff Jarnecke as VSBM's new executive director. 

Executive Director Rob DeCleene to Leave VSBM 

April 12, 2022 — Visit South Bend Mishawaka today announced Executive Director Rob DeCleene will leave the organization to become Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Advancement at Indiana University South Bend.

Kleva Named to Destination International's 30 Under 30 Class

April 6, 2022 — Visit South Bend Mishawaka is thrilled to announced Sports Tourism Manager Nick Kleva has been named one of Dstinations International's 2022 30 Under 30 recipients.

Downtown South Bend Welcomes MVPA Annual Convention 

Aug. 10, 2021 — In conjunction with Century Center, Visit South Bend Mishawaka is pleased to welcome the  Military Vehicle Preservation Association to downtown South Bend this week for its annual convention.

Visit South Bend Mishawaka Rolls Out the #OnlyinTheBend Parks Pass

June 25, 2021 — Visit South Bend Mishawaka has launched its first ever #OnlyinTheBend Parks Pass to encourage more visitation to parks and recreation areas in St. Joseph County.

South Bend to Host USA Women's Olympic Wrestling Camp

June 24, 2021 — The road to the Tokyo Olympic Games travels through South Bend as the United States Women's Olympic Wrestling team conducts final training camp at Saint Mary's College. 

Summer Sports Kick Off with Memorial Day Weekend Events

May 27, 2021 — Multiple events in The Bend this weekend mark an informal kickoff to the sports-related summer travel season.