Visit Kokomo to get your fill of food, music, fireworks, and great family fun at one of our fantastic summer festivals! Starting this weekend with the Western Days Festival, enjoy non-stop fun throughout the summer festival season in Kokomo and Howard County. I can hardly wait for my first elephant ear and lemon shake-up! Here is a preview of the festival line-up this summer.
Western Days Festival – June 4-6
Downtown Russiaville (8 miles west of Kokomo)
Hours: Fri. 3-11 pm, Sat. 9 am – 11 pm & Sun. 11 am – 5 pm
Celebrating 150 years of the “Pony Express”, this annual festival has it all — craft vendors, tons of festival food, car show, parade, antique tractor show, carnival rides, demonstrations, live music, contests, and fireworks.
Kokomo RibFEST – June 12
Downtown Kokomo – 4:00 pm – Midnight
Even the largest appetite is no match for the endless variety of ribs, pulled pork, and other great food offered during RibFEST! Live music, kid’s activities, a beer garden, and contests will also fill the evening.
Haynes-Apperson Festival – July 1-3
Hours: Thurs & Fri. 5-11 pm and Sat. Noon – Midnight
This annual festival celebrates Kokomo’s proud automotive heritage and as the Home of America’s First Car (invented by Elwood Haynes in 1894.) Enjoy car shows, food, crafts, carnival rides, fantastic bands, sports tournaments, large parade, and fireworks! Some of the entertainers this year include LoverBoy, Amanda Overmyer, Wang Chung, LoCash Cowboys, and the Joe Cameron Band.
Howard County Fair – July 12-17
Howard County Fairgrounds in Greentown
Festival-goers will get their fill of food, great music, carnival rides, vendors, 4-H animals & exhibits, stunt driving entertainment, antique tractors, Pioneer Village demonstrations & much more. Visit their website for a full schedule of events!
The Taste of Kokomo – August 21
Downtown Kokomo – 5:00-11:00 pm
Great food is the highlight of this popular festival! Kokomo restaurants will feature a variety of local specialties, including appetizers, entrees, and desserts! A variety of bands will perform throughout the night. A beer garden and kid’s activities will also be offered. A great way to try a little taste of it all!
For more information on Kokomo festivals, call 800-837-0971 or check out the Kokomo Calendar of Events on our website.