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.
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.
On 7 Fridays in 2023, the community will gather for this arts-based, open house tour of beautiful downtown Kokomo. Each month features a theme with
downtown venues catering their activities to the theme. Visitors to the downtown area during the event will find discounts and activities at shops and restaurants, and live music, public art, family-friendly activities & more.
Events are 5:30 to 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
2023 First Friday Themes:
  • April 7: Go Green
  • May 5: Art Walk
  • June 2: Strawberry Festival (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Aug. 4: The Great Kokomo Treasure Hunt
  • Sept. 1: Artsapalooza
  • Oct. 6: Masquerade
  • Nov. 3: Shop & Stroll
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.
Interested in setting up as a vendor? Fill out this form, or give us a call at 765-457-5301.
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.

GUS MACKER 3 ON 3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Downtown Kokomo

Gus Macker returns to downtown Kokomo in late August. This two-day tournament pits teams of three against each other on courts set up around the courthouse square. Teams of all ages are invited to register now for this year’s tournament.

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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