Downtown South Bend celebrates July First Fridays with ‘Urban Picnic’

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Downtown South Bend is shutting down a block of Michigan Street for July’s First Fridays event, Urban Picnic.

On July 2, guests are invited to grab takeout from their favorite downtown restaurant and head to the 200 block of S. Michigan Street for a night of live music, vendors, Studebaker cars, and more.

Attendees can sip on beer from Chicory Café and listen to live music from The American Hotel System from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The night wraps up with a free comedy show by The Drop Comedy Club from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. The comedy show is best suited for mature audiences.

Guests can enjoy deals and activities from the following:

  • Architectural Walking Tour
  • Baker’s Bar & Grill
  • Barnaby’s
  • Bruno’s
  • Center Stage Pizza
  • Chicory Café
  • Edible Arrangements
  • Fiddler’s Hearth
  • Friends of the Library
  • Hair Crafters
  • Idle Hours Bookshop
  • Ironhand Wine Bar
  • South Bend Alive Grantees Showcase
  • Studebaker Plaza Vendors & Activities
  • TakeOut 25 Downtown South Bend
  • The Pigeon & The Hen Pottery
  • The South Bend Chocolate Café
  • Tippecanoe Place/Studebaker Grill
  • Unique Boutique International
  • Urban Picnic

The following vendors will be in and around the fenced-in seating area for this month’s First Fridays:

  • Physician's Health Plan
  • Robertson's Snack Booth
  • DOPE Lemonades
  • LaShonda’s Soul Food Café
  • SJCPL
  • Addy Lu Boutique
  • River Valley Farmer's Market
  • Relay for Life
  • Charm Coterie
  • BluEnvy
  • A-List Accessories
  • MAARPR
  • SJC Democratic Party
  • David Blodgett

For a full list of July 2 activities, specials, times, and locations, visit Downtown South Bend’s website or call Downtown South Bend, Inc. at 574-282-1110.

DTSB will be following CDC guidelines on masks. Vaccinated guests are not required to wear a mask but non-vaccinated guests are encouraged to wear a mask.

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