SB150 is a yearlong, community-wide celebration of our rich history as we forge our promising future.

SB150 will:

  • Emphasize and celebrate the role South Bend has played in our nation’s history.
  • Show off our best in arts, culture, and heritage.
  • Motivate people to take part in the yearlong celebrations and increase citizen engagement.
  • Leave a positive legacy for South Bend residents to continue to build on our proud history.
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Residents and organizations are encouraged to help celebrate South Bend’s milestone by hosting their own events throughout the year, from small neighborhood gatherings to sponsored community-wide festivals. Events can be simple or complex, and could include:

Attaching the SB150 logo to your advertising and promoting it through the SB150 marketing channels.

Hosting an event or offering product specials that cost $1.50.

Adapting the theme of an event to be “South Bend’s Past, Present, Future.”

Working 150 into your event/activity/exhibit performance—i.e., 150 great artists, 150 days of art, 150 different techniques, and so on.

Dedicating a play, performance, or piece of art to South Bend.

Adding a float to an existing parade, themed to reflect South Bend’s past, present, future.

Organizing a group project designed to make the city a better place.