first-fridays-south-bendDowntown South Bend Inc.’s (DTSB) February First Fridays celebrates “Fire & Ice” this Friday, February 3rd 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 38 participating businesses.

February’s “Fire & Ice” themed First Fridays will have ice carvers, 500 luminaries lining Michigan Street, and a special fireworks show that will include a choreographed River Lights presentation. Also, enjoy fiery food and drink specials, amazing Winter Restaurant Week deals, Meet Me in the Gallery at the South Bend Museum of Art, live music, and much more.

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.

Barnaby’s South Bend (713 E. Jefferson Blvd.) $4 Pints and a First Saturdays Special of a $19.95 family deal will be offered the following day.

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

Chicory Cafe (105 E. Jefferson) Live music from The Concept and Chris Kang with gelato & drink specials from 8-11 PM.

Cops & Doughnuts (231 S. Michigan St.) $2 “Flaming” French pastries.

Downtown Dignity Giving Box (sidewalk near The Gridiron) Donations will be collected for resources available to those in need downtown from 5-8 PM.

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

Emporium Building (121 S. Niles Ave.) A.R. Drew Art studio and Luxe Wagon celebrate their grand opening with music, champagne, oysters and food from Render (Note: 21+ only event).

Fiddler’s Hearth (127 N. Main St.) Featuring live music by local Irish band Kennedy’s Kitchen from 9 PM – Midnight.

Fire Arts (305 E. Colfax Ave.) 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.

Hoffman Hotel (120 W. LaSalle Ave.) Free refreshments and tours of renovated historic apartments.

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

LaSalle Grill (115 W. Colfax Ave.) Fire & Ice drink specials for $5.

LaSalle Kitchen & Tavern (115 W. Colfax Ave.) Free live music with Cambrae and The Unit from 5:00 pm – 12:00 am, Fire & Ice drink specials for $5.

Le Peep (127 S. Michigan St) Iced coffee, Iced mocha and food specials.

Pigeon and the Hen Pottery (217 S. Michigan St.) Aurora Borealis class creating the Northern Lights on a Lotus Bowl, class is $19 and requires pre-event ticket purchase.

Purple Porch Co-Op (123 N. Hill St.) Violet Sky Chocolate will be present selling their handcrafted bars and truffles and taking Valentine’s Day pre-orders.

South Bend Brew Werks (216 S. Michigan St.) Releasing their newest beer, The Music Village Milk Stout

South Bend Chocolate Café (122 S. Michigan St.) A free concert with Kevin Scott Joiner, 2 for $16 crunch/pretzels and a Fire & Ice drink special.

South Bend Museum of Art (120 S. St Joseph St.) Meet me at the Gallery – $5 admission, live music with VibeNation, the Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition, a cash bar and food concessions.

Tapastrie (103 W. Colfax) Fire & Ice Bloody Mary for $7.

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

The General Deli & Café (609 E. Jefferson Blvd.) Live music from Brides of Neptune, County Road and Beige Food from 5- 10 PM.

Tippecanoe Place (620 E. Washington St.) ½ price appetizers in the Studebaker Lounge.

Vegetable Buddies (129 N. Michigan St.) Live music and a Fire and Ice drink special for $6.

For a complete listing of February 3rd activities, times, and locations visit or call Downtown South Bend, Inc. at 574.282.1110.

DTSB First Fridays features over 35 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 March 3rd, April 7th and May 5th. First Fridays are sponsored by Visit South Bend Mishawaka, Peoplelink Staffing, The LaSalle, U93, and Transpo