Celebration Partners

SB150 aspires to have the City’s sesquicentennial celebrated throughout the entire year in as many places and ways as possible. Celebration Partners are the backbone of SB150, building and sustaining the yearlong events.


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**Congratulations to the 14 Celebration Partners who were awarded SB150 Grants! Click on this South Bend Tribune article for a list of the 14 winners and their project descriptions.


The following Celebration Partners are holding SB150-themed events/exhibits: 

(Events are listed in order of submission. Event details can be found on the SB150 Event Calendar, or by clicking on the links.)


Studebaker National MuseumLincoln's Final Journey, South Bend Then and Now, Meet the Studebakers, Presentation: "Reusing the Wheel"Special Presentation, “Harold Holzer: Lincoln and the Press—In Life and Death”Presentation, “AM General and the Community”
South Bend Museum of Art Artist Reception for River Lights Designer Rob Shakespeare, South Bend Selfie, Festival of Banners
South Bend Brewfest
Bike the Bend
IUSB A History of IU South Bend in 30 ObjectsEverything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask
South Bend Genealogical Society - Lecture on Studebaker History, Michiana Geneaology Fair 2015
Greening the Bend - South Bend-themed Rain Barrels, Rain Barrel Birthday Cake, Rain Barrel Birthday Cake Auction
Debartolo Performing Arts CenterEvidenceThe Bergamot, Nathan Gunn
IU South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center - Michiana Memory Launch Party
St. Joseph County Public Library - Michiana Memory Launch Party
Indiana University South Bend Archives - Michiana Memory Launch Party
SB150 Young Astronomers
Notre Dame Student Film Festival
 Science Cafe - Two Photons Walk into a Bar
American Legion Riders Post 357 - Stars and Stripes Forever Ride
Olivet African Methodist Episcopal Church - P2 Convocation
Food Bank of Northern Indiana - Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
The Brick - Brushville Concert, One Night Band Concert/Mardi Gras Party
GLBT Resource Center or Michiana - Pride in the Park, Ralph Radecki Exhibit
Michiana Bike to Work Week
Community Foundation of St. Joseph County - Give Local St. Joseph County
St. Paul's Chili Cook-Off
River Safety & Water Rescue Day
Downtown South Bend Scavenger Hunt
Purple Porch Co-op - SESQUICENTENNIAL Food Sales
La Casa Beach Trivia Night
Legacy Martial Arts

Old National Bank - Spin to Win
The Music Village - Free Class for 150th PersonFree Swing or Ballroom Dance Class for $150 Sponsors at Music VillageFree Swing or Ballroom Dance Class for $150 Sponsors at Music VillageFree Music Village Ballroom Class in March for Downtown Employees and Volunteers, Musicians for Michiana
Michiana Astronomical SocietyEltanin at Science Alive!
Everybody Has a Story
St. Patrick's Day Parade and Greening of the East Race
Michiana Celtic Festival
St. Joseph County 4-H Fair and Parade
Historic Preservation Commission of South Bend and St. Joseph County - Have You Been to Historic South Bend City Cemetery?Local Historic Districts of South Bend Heritage Tour
Urban Adventure Games
IUSB Center for a Sustainable Future - Virtual Lecture Series
St. Margaret's House Winter Walk
Michiana Family YMCA - Greatest Chefs of Michiana
Holy Cross College - Homecoming Men's Basketball Game
The History Museum - Cleared for Takeoff: Opening Reception, To Infinity and Beyond: Buzz Lightyear's StorytimeInsights in History – South Bend Grows into a Real City, Experience Science, A Taste of Romance, On the Move: Transportation through the Ages
Girls Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana - Screening of documentary: Raising Ms. President
Hair Crafters - 150 Free Haircuts 
River Bend Film Festival 
Michiana Brewers Supply - $1.50 Root Beer Float Fundraiser, Hot Apple Cider Sales
Wine into Water
The Creperie - $15 Friday Special
Snite Museum of Art - 3rd Thursdays @ the Snite: Illuminating the Middle Ages, Wham! Bam! Poetry Slam!Public Reception for 2015 BFA/MFA Thesis Exhibition, Artist Talk: Photographer Stephen WilkesSummer 3rd Thursdays @ the Snite: The Gustavo Cortinas Quartet
Lead Michiana
WikiWomen of South Bend Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Youth Service Bureau of St. Joseph County - Safe Place Week
Barnes & NobleLEGO Architecture Local Landmark Building Event
Michiana Shop & Greet
Mayor's Proclamation for Vietnam Veteran's Day 
South Bend Roller Girls vs. Little Steel Derby Girls: Roller Derby Double Header also featuring Michiana Men's Roller Derby
DTSB Egg Stravaganza
Union Station Technology Center, The Crossing, Leadership South Bend/MishawakaRenaissance District Beautification on Earth Day
Dan O'Day Dance ClubSouth Bend 150 Years Celebration Dance
Allied Physicians of Michiana - 2nd Annual Allied Physicians of Michiana Women's Health Fair 
Wildcat Allstars #TheReturn
Michiana Studebaker Swap Meet and Car Show
Transpo - Bus the Bend
College of Science at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend Alumni Association -  Ace for Science
Walk MS: Michiana 2015
Forum Architects, LLCHow Well Do You Know SB? - 150 Architectural Details of South Bend
Neighborhood Resources Connection - SB150 Torch Run 
Reading for Life: Empowering Youth One Story at a Time
South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestra Season Finale Concert
Green Bridge Growers Open House at the Downtown Skywalk
Taste of Michiana
Sounds by South Bend
Sunnyside Presbyterian Church - 1865 Worship Service
Salvation Army Kroc Center and WVPE - South Bend Stories
Slide the City
River Park Parade 2015
American National University Celebration
South Bend KENKO Challenge
SB150 Mass with Bishop Kevin Rhoades
South Bend Pride Prom 2015
Helping Families Now-Walk for Alzheimer's and Dementia Services 
SB150 Middle School Summer Camp 
Paint the Town Yellow 5k Walk/Run 
Media Camp 
Raleigh Ringers Concert 
St. Mary's Parish 150 Luminaries and Prayer Petitions 
West Washington Neighborhood Block Party  

2nd Annual Wifflehawks Tournament 
TMV's 3rd Annual Birthday Bash Music Festival! 
University of Notre Dame Center for Arts & Culture - 
SB150 Arts Enrichment Camp, Portraits of the Past
Picnic in South Bend City Cemetery 
Verano Caliente (Hot Summer) 
The Casaday Collection Committee 
Festival of Banners 
Far Northwest Neighborhood Association Commemorates Better Homes of South Bend 
Fremont Park S B150 Back to School Block Party 
Michiana Family YMCA - 3-for-3 Triathlon
Michiana Gem and Mineral Society's 52nd Annual Jewelry, Gem, and Mineral Show and Sale 
Greening the bend - 
Rain Barrel Birthday Cake Auction 
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Michiana  

South Bend Symphony Orchestra 2015-16 Season Opening Concert 
Celebrating Women: 150 Years of Leadership, Service, and Achievement 
SB150 Stories of Peace 
Orpan Trains to Indiana 
South Bend Grows into a Real City! 

Presentation "The Lives of Lincoln and Colfax," featuring Ann Leonard 
Presentation "President Lincoln's Barouche," featuring Andrew Beckman 
$1.50 Ticket Night at Four Winds Field
The Color Run
ND-LEEF Science Sunday
A Celebration of Better Homes of South Bend: An American Story of Courage
SB"150 Arabian Nights"
J.J. Wright Trio
Legacy: Love, Loss, and Lessons Learned
South Bend Turkey Trot
"A Christmas Carol" (with a South Bend Twist)
Downtown For The Holidays
Arts Cafe
Hymn Festival
Gnome Your Neighborhood
South Bend Community Hall of Fame Banquet
Grand Emerald Place
The Children of South Bend
Family Passport to Play
Michiana Memory Civil Rights
Songwriting Workshop for Kids
Joe Jencks In Concert
"You'll Never Walk Alone-A Tribute to America's Veterans"
Trunk-or-Treat at the Studebaker National Museum
Better Homes of South Bend: An American Story of Courage
The Nutcracker Ballet presented by Southold Dance Theater
Tenth Anniversary Celebration at the Studebaker National Museum
"You'll Never Walk Alone: A Tribute to American Veterans"
The Stanley Clark School Community Open House
Celebration of South Bend Cubs' First Season Accomplishments

Celebration Partners that were Celebration Stations at the SB150 Kickoff January 2nd:

The State Theater
The Pigeon & the Hen Pottery
Indiana Rug Co and Textile Boutique
Idle Hours Bookshop
Chicory Cafe
South Bend Chocolate Cafe
Woochi Japanese Fusion & Bar
Full Circle Nutrition
The Music Village
Junk Evolution & Carpenter Gothic
1st Unitarian Church
Therapeutic Indulgence
The Creperie
Yummy Cupcakes
South Bend Brew Werks
Le Peep
Piser Designs
South Bend Music Exchange
Inspire Me!
Fire Arts


Celebration Partners that participated in Discover... South Bend Landmarks Tour:

Bendix Home at Trinity
Birdsell Mansion
Civil Rights Heritage Center
The Commerce Center
The History Museum
Kizer House
Morris Performing Arts Center
Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture
Oliver Inn
Palais Royale
Remedy Building
The State Theatre
Snite Museum of Art
South Bend Civic Theatre
Studebaker National Museum
Tippecanoe Place

Celebration Partners that participated in Discover... South Bend Faith Tour.

Broadway Christian Parish
Christian Life Center
First Presybterian Church
First Unitarian Church
First United Methodist
Houe of Worship/ Olivet AME
St. Hedwig Church
St. Patrick Church
St. Paul's Memorial United Methodist
Sunnyside Presybterian Church
Temple Beth-El
Zion United Church of Christ

These Celebration Partners are promoting SB150 in ways other than events:

LePeep Restaurant

Offering SB150 coffee mugs at your next le breakfast, le lunch or le brunch!

Michiana Science & Technology Center

Beginning in Mid-May, check out www.mstci.org to discover 150 opportunities exploring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) action throughout the the community. Opportunities will include programs for children, families, teens, and educators. 

South Bend Brew Werks

South Bend Brew Werks is selling these commemorative SB150 pint glasses for $6, with $1 from each sale being donated to the SB150 fund.

IUSB Currents Magazine

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at IUSB will release its annual magazine - Currents - with a portfolio of readings called "The Livable Community." Some of the articles will focus on the city of South Bend--past, present, future. The magazine is free and available to the public.

THK Law 150 Walks along the St. Joseph River

In honor of SB150, we are logging the number of walks our staff takes while the weather is nice. Goal is to reach 150 walks either along the St. Joseph River or in Downtown South Bend. This will be taking place April 1st through October 1st.

League of Women Voters of South Bend

League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area will be including the SB150 logo on the front of their 2015 Citizen's Guide to Representative Government, due for publication in February 2015. The Guide is a comprehensive collection of contact information for local, state, and national government offices, plus St. Joseph County voting information. The League distributes 4000 copies of this valuable citizen resource free of charge at public places such as libraries, public offices and local businesses.

Body Kneads Therapy Center

150 Free Reiki Sessions February 1st until May 22nd.
Experience the Holistic Energizing Treatment for Physical, Mental,Emotional Peace of Mind, Body, Spirit.
Donating 150 hours worth of Free Reiki treatments to The Community!!!!!

Mahoney Family Dentistry

In honor of South Bend’s 150th anniversary, Mahoney Family Dentistry will be donating $150,000 in dental care and cash to local nonprofit organizations in 2015! Visit their donation tracker page to see how far they have come towards reaching their goal.

Kuert Concrete

Kuert Concrete is proudly displaying the SB150 Logo and the Downtown South Bend skyline on its concrete mixing truck!

Priority Promotions

They will be providing Free Windows Graphics with SB150 logo through June 1, 2015.

Tattoos and Satellites

Going on February 1 until September 1, Tattoos & Satellites are offering these sessions at a special rate of $150, celebrating South Bend's 150th Birthday!
Session includes:
- a half hour of chatting and drinking local!
- a 1 hour photo shoot, outdoors, within 5 miles of downtown
- 1 CD with 50 edited high resolution images
Tattoos & Satellites will promote the SB150 Logo along with all of their promotions. 


Lastly, there are many Celebration Partners who are promoting SB150 by proudly wearing the logo either with custom apparel or SB150 buttons :

Morris Performing Arts Center
LaSalle Grill
DTSB Ambassadors
St. Joseph County Parks Department

***If you or your business/organization is promoting SB150 in some way, and it has not yet been brought to our attention, please email Kylie at kcarter@SB150.com and let us know so we can include you as a Celebration Partner!


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