10 FUN THINGS

To Do This Fall & Winter in South Bend

The changing seasons are upon us: School is back in session, leaves are painted in stunning hues of oranges, reds, and yellows, and the brisk morning air ushers in the need for hot coffee. Many dread the beauty that fall brings, knowing the harsh winter is on its heels. With so many activities happening in South Bend during the fall and winter seasons, there’s no reason to stay inside!

FIRST FRIDAYS

First Friday of the Month in Downtown South Bend

Celebrate the changing of seasons and holidays throughout the upcoming months during Downtown South Bend’s First Fridays events. The fi rst Friday of every month will have a theme throughout downtown, including activities for the kids, live music, dining, shopping, and more!

5:00PM – 9:00PM | FREE ADMISSION

FALL FAMILY FUN FAIR

Saturday, October 14 at Rum Village Park

This family-friendly event has all your fall favorites, including: pumpkin decorating, carriage rides, nature programs, and live music. It’s the perfect opportunity to bring friends and family, and get into the spirit of autumn.

10:00am - 3:00pm | FREE ADMISSION

ZOO BOO

October 20 - 22 at Potawatomi Zoo

Trick or Treat! A favorite Halloween tradition full of pumpkins, lights and decorations which transform the Potawatomi Zoo. It’s the perfect opportunity for the kids to dress in their costumes and trick-or-treat in a safe environment.

SEE WEBSITE FOR TIMES & COST

SIMPLY AUTUMN HIKES

October 22  & 29 at Rum Village Nature Center

Join us as we take a stroll through the autumn woods to enjoy the beautiful leaf colorati on that comes but once a year.

2:00PM | FREE ADMISSION

AERIAL ROPES COURSE

Through November 4 in Rum Village Park

Experience the thrill of aerial obstacles and zip lines inside Rum Village Park. It's one unique challenge after the other with 5 courses, testing your courage and endurance. Great for families with kids 8 and older. Be prepared to test your balance and coordination while having fun.

10:00AM – 7:00PM DAILY | COST: $29 - $79

TREE LIGHTING

December 1 on the Jon R. Hunt Plaza

Ring in the holiday season and att end the tree lighting in downtown
South Bend. This annual traditi on marks the start of the holiday season on the streets of downtown South Bend with live music, special treats, and the arrival of Santa.

5:30 – 6:30PM | FREE ADMISSION

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL

December 1-3 at the Morris PAC

Change up your weekend routi ne and att end a Broadway show. Motown the Musical kicks off the 2017-2018 Broadway season at the Morris Performing Arts Center. It’s a beauti ful story of the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy.


TICKETS: $45 - $75

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH SBSO

December 16-17 at the Morris PAC

Make it a date night at the historic Morris Performing Arts Center. The South Bend Symphony Orchestra will perform 4 concerts throughout the fall and winter season, ranging from classical to contemporary shows.

TICKETS: $20-$75

WINTER RESTAURANT WEEK

End of January in downtown South Bend
Experience the variety of cuisine from 17 downtown restaurants. The menus include breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner options. A portion of the proceeds go to Memorial Children’s Hospital.

MENU PRICES: $11, $22, OR $33

DADDY-DAUGHTER & MOM-SON DANCES

Daddy-Daughter Dance: January 30, 2018
Mom-Son Dance: February 27, 2018

Dads/daughters and moms/sons each experience their own funfilled night of memories. Enjoy music, dancing and refreshments at the Century Center.

BOTH EVENTS 6:00PM – 8:30PM | TICKETS: $20