NNN What’s Happening


The Near Northwest Neighborhood Inc. is a fun, active place to live as you will see by all the great events and opportunities in our neighborhood.

Near Northwest Neighborhood Signature Events:

Annual Meeting – Early each year the NNN holds their Annual Meeting & Breakfast with the Mayor. This popular and well attended event showcases NNN’s accomplishments, interact with City officials, community businesses and neighbors.

Adopt-a-Block – Held yearly in conjunction with Earth Day, this annual event is on a Saturday morning in mid April. This resident driven litter reduction program provides the neighborhood with its yearly spring cleaning.

Chili Supper – This event, held annually in March, is a great way to welcome spring, catch up with friends and meet new neighbors. The NNN Board and neighborhood residents are the “chili makers” for this delicious, fun event.

Arts Cafe – Annual event held in the fall of each year. Arts Café opens up new construction, renovated homes, and neighborhood homes to showcase their character and the ongoing transformation of the neighborhood. This is a unique backdrop for local artists, musicians, and culinary specialists to showcase their own talent and large contribution they make to the neighborhood.



Other Neighborhood Events:

Leeper Park Art Fair – Sponsored by the St. Joe Valley Watercolor Society this lovely event was named one of the top 200 fine art events in the country. http://www.leeperparkartfair.org/

Leeper Park Tennis Center – Owned & operated by the South Bend Parks Department the center has 14 lighted courts, a pro shop, locker rooms & snack bar. www.sbpark.org

South Bend Civic Theatre – Ranked in the Top Ten community theaters in the nation. Its fine plays and extensive Youth Theater Program set it apart. www.sbct.org

Colfax Cultural Center – Home of Southold Dance Theater, gallery space for artist, performance space and offices geared toward community enrichment.

Southold Dance Theater – Offers a school as well as performance arts based on modern dance and ballet. Performances are staged throughout the year.  http://southolddance.org/


In addition to neighborhood events and venues check out what is happening around the City.

Arts Everywhere– Arts, theater, dance, festivals & more for the whole family. The most complete guide in town. www.artseverywhere.com

City of South Bend– Information about our city. Thinking of moving here or just visiting this is a comprehensive site. www.southbendin.gov

Downtown South Bend, Inc. – Downtown is an exciting place to be and this is the best site to scope out events, dining etc. www.downtownsouthbend.com

East Race Waterway – A 1,900 feet long whitewater rafting course, fish ladder, climbing wall & 5 miles walking/running/biking paths. www.sbpark.org/parks/east-race-waterway

Potawatomi Zoo – Indiana’s oldest zoo – home to 440 animals, the zoo is Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. www.potawatomizoo.org

South Bend Cubs – A minor league baseball team affiliated with the Major League Chicago Cubs. For great baseball – www.southbendcubs.com

South Bend Farmers Market – Everything from custom cut meats to fresh flowers and antique jewelry. www.southbendfarmersmarket.com