first-fridays-south-bendSouth Bend, IN — Downtown South Bend Inc.’s (DTSB) January First Fridays celebrates “Winter Wonderland” this Friday, January 6th from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Free entertainment, live demonstrations, food & drink specials, and other activities can be found throughout downtown South Bend within the 40 participating businesses.


Winter Wonderland will celebrate the excitements of winter downtown. There will be a Coffee and Cocoa Crawl in various locations throughout downtown, warm fireplaces to cozy up to at South Bend Chocolate Café or Fiddler’s Hearth and snowman building on the Gridiron (weather permitting).


For easy transportation, Transpo will be offering free shuttle rides throughout downtown. The shuttle will run at each stop every 15 minutes from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The shuttle rides will also include a free mini tour of downtown, as the Shuttle Tour Guide entertains riders with historical tidbits, fun facts, and info on First Friday activities and promotions.


Downtown Business First Friday’s Activities:

Baker’s Bar & Grill (123 N. St. Joseph St.) Buy one appetizer, get one 50% off.

Bruno’s (131 S. Michigan St.) Get one 14” 1-topping pizza for $12.

Chicory Cafe (105 E. Jefferson) Live music with gelato & drink specials.

Cops & Doughnuts (231 S. Michigan St.) $2 TV Bars.

Edible Arrangements (123 S. Michigan St) Featuring 50% off a box of dipped fruit.

Fiddler’s Hearth (127 N. Main St.) Featuring live music by local Irish band Kennedy’s Kitchen.

Fire Arts (305 E. Colfax Ave.) Opening Reception of Beau Bilenki’s exhibit, “Calling All Chickens Home”.

Friends of the Library (333 S. Michigan St.) Hosting monthly library book sale from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Gridiron Snowman building or fake snowball fight, weather pending.

Idle Hours Book Shop (212 S. Michigan St.) Sale table and a Children’s Story Hour at 4:00 pm.

LaSalle Kitchen & Tavern (115 W. Colfax Ave.) Free live music with Cambrae and The Unit from 5:00 pm – 12:00 am.

Pigeon and the Hen Pottery (217 S. Michigan St.) Celebrating the owners’ birthday month, there will be cake samples, special discounts and a New Year’s Resolution Plate class

Purple Porch Co-Op (123 N. Hill St.) “A Night with Presto” featuring kombucha and cold brew coffee, including free samples and free howler fills with a howler purchase.

South Bend Brew Werks(216 S. Michigan St.)Releasing their new Grapefruit IPA, which will benefit The Music Village. Oh Momma’s will be on site offering free meat and cheese samples.

South Bend Chocolate Café (122 S. Michigan St.) A free concert with Kevin Scott Joiner, winter-themed drinks and 2 for $16 crunch/pretzels.

South Bend Museum of Art (120 S. St Joseph St.) Free refreshments, entertainment and admission.

Tapastrie(103 W. Colfax) Free Valencia Orange Flan dessert with a $20 or more food purchase.

Therapeutic Indulgence (904 E. Jefferson Blvd.) 20% off gift cards.

Woochi(123 W. Washington St.) 3-course dinner for only $22 or $33.


For a complete listing of January 6thactivities, times, and locations visit or call Downtown South Bend, Inc. at 574.282.1110.
DTSB First Fridays features over 40 participating businesses and takes place from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the first Friday of every month year-round. Participating businesses remain open or host special events at a free or reduced rate. Future 2017 First Fridays dates are February 3rd, March 3rd and April 7th. First Fridays are sponsored by Visit South Bend Mishawaka, Physicians Urgent Care, Peoplelink Staffing, The LaSalle, U93, Transpo and GRIFOLS/Biomat.