South Bend Venues Parks & Arts is excited to bring you a unique and festive marketplace in the heart of the East Bank at Howard Park. We’ve invited makers, entrepreneurs, and artists to offer uniquely curated goods. Enjoy live entertainment, an array of festive food, and adult beverages to sip on while you shop the market.

Held outdoors at Howard Park during the most wonderful time of the year, the Howard Holiday Market is family-friendly and FREE to enter. Enjoy ice skating, fire pits, and glowing twinkle lights throughout the park. Start a new holiday tradition with your friends and family in one of South Bend’s most magical places this holiday season!

Nov. 26 – 28  |  Dec. 3 – 5  |  Dec. 10 – 12

Fridays 5 – 8 PM  |  Saturdays 10 AM – 4 PM  |  Sundays 1 – 4 PM

Vendor Information

Vendor applications are now open!



Are pets allowed at the market?

Please leave your furry friends to the comfort of their homes during the market hours.

What about weather?

The Howard Holiday Market is an all-weather event, which mean we are open rain, snow, sunny or blustery! The market will only shut down in the event of severe weather as instructed by the National Weather Service. Should that happen, we will post messages of closure on our website and Howard Park Facebook page.

Is there a fee to get into the market?

There is no entrance fee! Fees are only incurred if you choose to purchase items from one of the vendors. Should you choose to ice skate, there is a nominal fee.

Where can I park?

Parking is accessible street side on Jefferson, back-in parking is available along St. Louis Blvd. and traditional parking is available at the Zion Church parking lot.

Is food available for purchase?

Food is available for purchase from the food vendors. Vendors will vary based on day and time.

Where can I store my purchases?

Locker space is available in the Centier Bank Commons within the Howard Park Event Center. Lockers come in two sizes with the largest size able to accommodate a family. Lockers are $4 for the regular size and $7 for jumbo size (or free for season pass holders by scanning the back of their season pass). Cubbies under benches are also available, but items left here are unattended.

Directions & Parking

Free parking lot parking is available at the Zion United Church of Christ, Monday – Saturday and Sundays after 1pm. Street parking is available along Wayne Street and St. Louis Boulevard.

St. Louis Boulevard introduces back-in angle parking! Designed to improve safety, back-in parking allows drivers to reverse into spots, making them vigilant of bicyclists, pedestrians and traffic. To learn more about back-in angle parking, visit sbvpa.org/safeparking.

Handicap accessible parking is available alongside St. Louis Boulevard and in the Zion United Church of Christ parking lot.


Interested in being a sponsor of the 2021 Howard Holiday Market?

Please fill out the form below to get the conversation started.