Who needs St. Joe's Silver Beach when you can have a beach in downtown South Bend. I know it's weird but hear me out - it's actually really cool. This Saturday, August 2, downtown South Bend is being turned into a sandy haven of food, music, and drinks. It's called "On the River 2008" and will be located on Colfax along the river.
Here is where it gets really interesting. More than 1,500 tons (yes, tons) of sand is being trucked in for the beach party (which benefits a great cause - more on that later). Lots of palm trees will be brought in, volleyball courts will be set up for a tournament, there will be a huge stage, lots of live musical acts, TONS of really yummy Caribbean food, and of course LOTS of drinks.
FYI, this is a 21 and over event.
But why an event like this? It is to benefit the Center for the Homeless in downtown South Bend. It will be a really fun night and the proceeds will benefit a great local cause - can't go wrong with that! Here's the info:
On the River 2008
3 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Located on Colfax Ave. along the river (South of the Commerce Center)
Tickets $10 in advance (at Coveleski Stadium box office) and $15 at door (cash only).
It's a rain or shine event and since it's supposed to be 93 degrees on Saturday this is a GREAT way to stay cool, have great food, great drinks, hear and see live music, and benefit a great local organization - the Center for the Homeless.
For more info go the official website: http://ontheriver2008.com/
See you there!!
p.s. Don't forget to bring your back to school supplies for WNDU's annual "Pack-a-backpack" drive THIS Saturday from 7 a.m. - 10 a.m here at the WNDU studios or a Meijer location!