Host an Event

Want to host an event? Don’t know where to start? This is your planning guide for your event.

This toolkit is produced by DTSB for people interested in organizing an event or festival in Downtown South Bend. We understand the importance of events as they showcase the unique culture our downtown offers while promoting a positive image to our visitors. Events also contribute to the economic well-being of downtown by attracting patrons to local businesses.

Included in this toolkit are practical guides and resources to help plan, promote and stage a successful festival or event. Along with providing guidance on how to go about each stage of the process, there are templates and information that can be adapted to suit your unique event.

Download the Event Guidelines, Templates, Evaluations, and Permit request forms on this page. Please Note - applications through the Board of Public Works do get updated on a regular basis. While we do try to have the latest forms in our download section, we recommend visiting their site (click here) for the most up-to-date forms.

Available event and meeting spaces can be viewed on the Available Event/Meeting Spaces page.

Make it Downtown with your event.