Downtown South Bend First Fridays

5:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Every First Friday of the month

Explore downtown South Bend for one-of-a-kind shops, boutiques, art galleries, studios, museums, salons, clubs, cafes, restaurants and more. Each month DTSB will host movies, live music and other entertainment. The downtown South Bend businesses open their doors to host entertaining events such as:

  • Live musical performances.
  • Special one night promotions/coupons/sales.
  • Demonstrations/classes (yoga, cooking, art etc.)
  • Activities and Experiences for kids, adults & families
  • Artist receptions, celebrations & festivities
  • Refreshments, food and wine tasting

**Most events are free or at a reduced admission rate.

Plan now to attend First Fridays Downtown South Bend on these dates!

2014 Themes and activites:

September 5: Arts Alive!
October 3: Kids’ Night Out
November 7: Downtown Flavor
December 5: Downtown for the Holidays

2015 Themes and activites: 

January 4: TBA
February 1: TBA
March 1: TBA
April 5: TBA
May 3: TBA
June 7: TBA
July 5: TBA
August 2: TBA

Have a theme idea, or perhaps wish to participate or volunteer? Send an email to

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