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Several fun events Friday in downtown South Bend

Published: Sep. 4, 2020 at 11:21 PM EDT
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) -

As we kick off Labor Day weekend, downtown South Bend hosted a lot of fun activities Friday.

First, 16 News Now checked out downtown South Bend’s First Fridays Dog Days of Summer event.

There were booths with animals rescue groups and organizations provided some goodies for dogs.

People could also dine with their dog at some pet-friendly patios.

“DTSB is really trying to provide some enjoyable entertainment and activities that people can come to and feel safe doing so. We really follow a lot of restrictive protocols,” said organizer Kylie Carter.

Next, 16 News Now checked out the “Get Out to Vote Community Rally” aimed to promote bipartisan civic engagement and voter registration. The event was organized by South Bend Common Councilwoman Sharon McBride and University of Notre Dame Women’s Basketball Coach Niele Ivey.

“Everyone has a right to vote. Everyone has a right to have to voice,” McBride said.

“One of my biggest things coming back here...Notre Dame...is to be in the community, and I think she has done a phenomenal job at having different events to support the community and to get the community out,” Ivey said.

Then 16 News Now headed to a movie night at Four Winds Field.

People gathered to watch Rookie of the Year.

“Obviously summer is coming to a close. It’s been a little different without baseball, but we’ve been able to use the ballpark quite a bit this summer, and so we thought let’s do another movie night This is our third movie night of the summer. The first two have been very successful. Tonight we are going to have around one thousand people coming out to enjoy another great evening of weather before summer kind of comes to a close,” said President of South Bend Cubs Joe Hart.

Our last stop was to the East Race.

The East Race Whitewater Kayak Club lit their kayaks with lights and glow sticks before heading down the river.

A fun night for many.

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