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South Bend to Celebrate 150 Years!

May 22, 2015 will mark South Bend’s 150th anniversary. Activities have been and will continue to occur throughout the year, but the highlight will be SB150 Birthday Weekend. And rumor has it this will be the most ambitious festival ever held in South Bend.SB-150_2014Many special events are planned including:

  • Live performance by national recording artist – Ben FoldsBenFolds_web
  • Taste of South Bend – a stretch of Jefferson Boulevard will feature nearly 50 food vendors
  • Bounce houses and face painting
  • Adventure Park offering the second-longest zip line in the stateUrban.Adventure.Games.089
  • Gus Macker baseketball tournament
  • Hot air balloon rides
  • Huge fireworks displays lighting up all of downtownotr.117

I know … there are a lot of events over Memorial Day, but if you find yourself near South Bend make sure this is on your to do list! SB150. For more information on area hotels and attractions Visit South Bend Mishawaka.

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Written by : Living in Indianapolis since 2001, Carrie is no stranger to traveling throughout the state. She has worked at Conner Prairie and at the Indiana Office of Tourism. Now working for the Indiana Tourism Association and having a young daughter, Carrie has even more opportunities to take advantage of Indiana's many attractions. Carrie receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.