Due to hazardous weather conditions, the Howard Holiday Market has been cancelled this weekend (Friday-Sunday).
Thank you for supporting our local businesses.


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

Upgrade Your Experience

A snowy day, friends and family, and a heated igloo for privacy!

Our igloo experience is available to rent for two (2) hours during the Howard Holiday Market for those wanting to keep warm but still spend time outdoors in a festive holiday environment. Perfect for your family gathering, friend gift exchange, or other holiday celebrations, the igloo experience includes seating for up to six people, a heater, comfortable seating, ambient lighting, and the following:

  • Fridays : 1 complimentary alcoholic beverage per person or 1 non-alcoholic beverage per person
  • Saturdays & Sundays : 1 complimentary beverage per person
  • Complimentary Howard Park blanket from the Howard Park Trading Post and Howard Holiday Market reusable bag
  • Discounted skate admission for six (6)

Other things to note:

  • Guests are welcome to bring their own food. Food is not provided in package.
  • Igloos will be sanitized between rentals.
  • Non-alcoholic beverages are provided by Rapha Roast Coffee; Alcoholic beverages are provided by Indiana Whiskey Company.
Reserve Your Spot

Howard Holiday Market Vendors

  • Alebrije Acrylics  Δ
  • CLOSET77  Δ
  • Humble Sparrow Art  Δ
  • Color Street  Δ
  • Olympian Pet Boutique  Δ
  • Native American Beading  Δ
  • Cardinal Candle Company  Δ
  • Beaded Sisters Originals  Δ
  • Take Care, South Bend  Φ
  • All Over Creations  ΔΦ
  • Knit & Wick  Φ
  • The Bend Boutique  Φ
  • Art of Jeremy Parker  ΦΩ
  • Raw Oats.  ΦΩ
  • Mahaja Arts  ΦΩ
  • Annah Rose Beauty  ΦΩ
  • Gems of Pride  ΦΩ
  • Laser Fox Studio  Φ
  • Simple Times Mixers  Φ
  • You Got Maille  Φ
  • Eileen Doyle  Φ
  • Kyoko’s ceramics  ΦΩ
  • Mari Macramé ART CO.  Ω
  • sewBOT  Ω
  • Earth Sticks  Ω
  • Mittens by Teresa  Ω
  • The Celtic Knot  Ω
  • CoCo’s Creations  Ω
  • Honey’s Bakery MG  Ω
  • Miller’s Goats & Gardens  Ω
  • B’s Hidden Gems  Ω
  • Rico Suave Mexican Cuisine  ΔΦΩ
  • Gnome’s Holiday Gifts  ΔΦΩ
  • South Bend Locals  ΔΦΩ
  • Copper Kettle Popcorn  ΔΦΩ
  • The Indiana Whiskey Co.  ΔΦΩ
  • Hooks & Loops  ΔΩ
  • The Olive Tale  ΔΩ
  • Importin’ Joe’s  ΔΩ
  • G. Mottl Catering  ΔΩ
  • Brain Lair Books  ΦΩ
  • BushelNDapeck Boutique  Ω
  • Rapha Roast Coffee Co.  ΔΦΩ
  • A~List Accessories  Ω
  • Zion Church of Christ  Δ
  • The Jean Bar  Ω
  • And junior vendors  ΔΦΩ

Δ  =  Nov. 26 – 28      |      Φ  =  Dec. 3 – 5      |      Ω  =  Dec. 10 – 12


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. 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.

2021 Howard Holiday Market Sponsors