Downtown South Bend’s First Fridays in May: Studebaker Homecoming

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) – It’s First Fridays once again in downtown South Bend and this month’s theme is Studebaker Homecoming!

200 Studebaker cars will roll down Michigan St. for a big car show at 5:30 p.m. The cars will then be on display from Colfax Ave. at Wayne St. until 8:30 p.m.

These first Fridays will also feature architectural walking tours of the DTSB area, a shrimp boil at the Chicory Café, and an art reception at the South Bend Museum of Art!

Below you will find a complete overview of all the activities you can participate in:

1st Source Banking Lounge (Studebaker Plaza) Enjoy Studebaker games, giveaways and coloring pages in the 1st Source Bank Lounge (5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) There will also be other activities and vendors present at Studebaker Plaza, including concerts by the Studebaker Club pilots Band and The Valleyaires, beer and wine on sale at Chicory Café, and kiosks with Acceptance Insurance, IUSB, SBM Youth Leadership, AARC, Relay for Life and U93.

Architectural walking tour (101 N. Michigan St.) Informative walking tour of iconic South Bend buildings. The cost is $5 per person and reservations can be made on our website or by calling 574-282-1110. The visit takes place at 6:00 p.m. Masks are mandatory.

Barnaby’s (713 E. Jefferson Blvd.) $4 pint First Friday Special, plus their First Saturday Special: any large 2-topping pizza, one order of breadsticks and a pitcher of soda (or a 2-litre on take-out orders) for only $22 plus tax.

at Bruno’s (131 S. Michigan St.) Get a 14″ 1 topping pizza for $15

Wine bar and cellar kitchen (702 E. Jefferson Blvd.) will have their official groundbreaking ceremony this first Friday at 4:00 p.m.

Center Stage Pizza (428 Lincoln Way West) Get an 18″ 2-topping pizza, garlic cheese bread and 2 liters of soda for just $24

Chicory Coffee (105 E. Jefferson Blvd.) Shrimp Boil (5:00-8:00 p.m.) Every $21 order will receive Gulf Shrimp (boiled right in front of you), Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Andouille sausage and garlic butter.

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Joshua B. Speller