Rebel Art Fest kicks off the first day of the family-fun event Best Week Ever

NOW: Rebel Art Fest kicks off the first day of the family-fun event Best Week Ever


SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The ‘Best Week Ever’ begins on Sunday on August 1st-7th.

The South Bend Venues Park & Arts are hosting the annual event with festivities happening every day of this week.

This marks the fourth annual event in south bend hosted that celebrates the culture, creativity, and progress in the community.

You will see everything from local vendors, artists, musicians, and more.

The week-long festivities will take place at different locations in the south bend to engage the community with unique experiences and hosts from the community.

Every day will be something a little different from firework shows, outdoor concerts, brunches, live music, and even at the cub’s stadium… you name it!

“Just a really fun event to get out and I think to discover new music and discover new artists and makers who are in our town doing incredible stuff. Some of my favorite bands are going to be playing and they're just bands from town. They’re not really nationally known but they should be,” said Michelle Fitzgerald, host of Rebel Fest and owner of Make South Bend.

The Rebel Art Fest is kicking off the start to ‘Best Week Ever’ today from 12-8 p.m.

Fitzgerald says the love for arts is what brought Rebel Art Fest to life six years ago in 2016 when it all started in the back parking lot of art center Make South Bend.

Make South Bend is a local maker space show that gives creatives a space to create while also striving to spark an interest in those new to the arts.

The idea came from two passionate locals about how to expand the arts, now making its way to the Potawatomi Park yearly for the whole community to enjoy.

The day is dedicated to showcase local makers, artists, musicians, and anything artsy or talented in our community.

At the fest on Sunday, you will spot DIY craft, art, a variety of food vendors, fun kid activities, a beer garden for those beer lovers, and local talent performing live music.

“We love to do this festival. It's a lot of work to do but for my husband and I, it feels like it’s our love letter to South Bend and all the creative people who are here,” said Fitzgerald.

For more information about today’s event, you can click here.

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