DOWNTOWN EVENTS

From arts to sports to entertainment, it’s all downtown. 
Downtown Kokomo is the epicenter of activity for our community. With plenty of places to shop, eat, drink and gather, downtown Kokomo offers something for everyone.
ARTSAPALOOZA: AN ARTS FESTIVAL & EXPERIENCE
Downtown Kokomo
September 3-4

Join us downtown on September 3 and 4 for Artsapalooza, an arts festival and experience. Artsapalooza will kick off with First Friday, featuring the new exhibit in Artist Alley and a Rain Garden Plaza concert. Saturday will feature an artist market around the courthosue square, with local and traveling vendors and demonstrations.

Sign up as a vendor today! Booth space is free, but applicants are responsible for a non-refundable $25 application fee. Applications are due by August 9, and all artist accepted into the festival will be notified by August 10.

Apply here.

Artsapalooza is made possible thanks to our generous sponsor, Financial Builders.

FIRST FRIDAY KOKOMO
Downtown Kokomo – Courthouse Square, The Depot District, and more… 
First Friday of every month
5:30 – 9 p.m., except for June when Strawberry Festival runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Join us every first Friday for free, family-friendly, fun activities with a focus on arts, community, and culture! Live music, craft activities, tasty food, celebrity appearances, costumes, giveaways, and demonstrations are just a few of the things you can expect throughout our 30-40 participating venues each month! Kokomo’s largest free monthly event.
2021 First Friday Themes:
  • May: Art Walk
  • June: Strawberry Festival
  • July: Kokomo Vintage
  • August: The Great Kokomo Treasure Hunt
  • September: Artsapalooza
  • October: Masquerade
  • November: Sip, Savor & See
  • December: Miracle on Main Street

2021 First Fridays are made possible thanks to our generous sponsor, T-Mobile.

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
Courthouse Square – 104 S. Buckeye St. 
First Friday of June
11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
A resident and visitor favorite! Head downtown for delicious strawberry shortcakes, berry-themed treats, live music, kids’ activities, food and beverage vendors, and more. In 2020, Strawberry Festival will again be combined with First Friday for even more summer fun for the whole family!
KOKOMO SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Performing Arts Pavilion at Foster Park  
Spend your summer enjoying good music in downtown’s gorgeous Foster Park with Kokomo’s free summer concert series!
HAYNES APPERSON FESTIVAL
Performing Arts Pavilion at Foster Park  

Celebrate Kokomo’s heritage and Independence Day with the annual Haynes Apperson Festival. Each year, this festival brings live entertainment, carnival rides, food, a car show, fireworks, a parade and so much more to downtown Kokomo.

NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION
Courthouse Square – the festivities will be centered at the corner of Sycamore and Main streets
Friday, Dec. 31, 2021
10:30 p.m. – Midnight

When it’s time to ring in the new year, there’s not better place than downtown Kokomo! The Greater Kokomo Downtown Association invites residents, guests and families to celebrate the closing of another year on the Courthouse Square on New Year’s Eve. The annual event starts at 10:30 p.m. and features a ball drop and fireworks.

For even more awesome events in Kokomo and Howard County, check out our Community Calendar. Public events open to everyone can be submitted to the Community Calendar via email at information@visitkokomo.org.
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