There’s a flurry of activity happening in Downtown Kokomo. From new businesses to festivals to volunteer projects to First Friday, there’s much to discuss. Here you’ll find happenings making headlines in downtown Kokomo.

City, Downtown Association seek public input on arts and culture
The City of Kokomo and the Greater Kokomo Downtown Association are seeking public input on Kokomo’s arts and culture scene in an effort to achieve a Cultural District Designation from the Indiana Arts Commission.


Downtown Association, Purdue Extension launch walking program
The Greater Kokomo Downtown Association and the Purdue Extension of Howard County are partnering together to offer a two-year walking program, encouraging people to practice safe social distancing while enjoying Howard County’s miles of trails and sidewalks.


Downtown Association reschedules Strawberry Festival
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Greater Kokomo Downtown Association has rescheduled the annual Strawberry Festival for late July.


April First Friday encourages personal art walks
With social distancing in place due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Greater Kokomo Downtown Association is encouraging everyone to get out and enjoy their very own art walk through the month of April.


March 2020 First Friday promotes healthy community
Downtown visitors can learn about the many health and wellness resources in the community during the Healthy Community Fair in March.


2020 First Friday themes announced
Check here for a full list of 2020 First Friday themes. First Friday takes place on the first Friday of each month in downtown Kokomo.


Main Street Cafe changes owners
A new owner is running the show at Main Street Cafe, but all your favorite menu items are sticking around, plus a few new Italian dishes.


Library receives grant for dementia project
The Kokomo-Howard County Public Library has received funding from the Community Foundation of Howard County to help make the county dementia-friendly with the project More Than a Memory.