Concerts Continue to Rock in Foster Park

The newly built Kokomo Arts Pavilion in Foster Park has been rockin’ this summer with a variety of free concerts.  The great line-up is not over yet!  Bring a lawn chair or blanket and head to Foster Park (located at the corner of Washington & Superior Streets in Downtown Kokomo) for a wonderful night of music in the park!  Here are the upcoming concerts:

August 28 – Atlanta Rhythm Section in Concert – 7:00 p.m. – Free

September 3 – Fortune Friday Free Family Concert featuring Michael Kelsey (acoustic guitarist & singer) – Free – 6:00-9:00 p.m.  Kids concert at 5:30 p.m.

September 18 – The Tides in Concert – 7:00 p.m. – Free

October 1 – Fortune Friday Free Family Concert featuring the band Rewind – Free – 6:00-9:00 p.m.  Kids concert at 5:30 p.m.

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2010 Taste of Kokomo is Coming

Restaurant vendors offer their best dishes at the Taste of Kokomo

The Taste of Kokomo will be held on Saturday, August 21 on the Courthouse Square in Downtown Kokomo from 5:00-11:00 p.m.  One of Kokomo’s most popular festivals, this annual event brings everyone together for a great time and of course, tons of delicious food!

Kokomo restaurants and specialty food shops will offer up a selection of menu items and house specialties, including appetizers, entrees, desserts, and even drinks.  Be sure to definitely bring a big appetite!   

Enjoy it all at the Taste of Kokomo - don't forget about dessert!

Besides the good food served up, the streets will be rockin’.  Live entertainment will be playing on two corners of the Courthouse Square.  The event also includes kid’s activities and a beer tent.  Don’t miss this year’s Taste of Kokomo!  

Entry tickets are $3 per person.  Kids ages 5 & under admitted free.  Presale entry tickets are available for $3 and includes 2 free food tickets.  For more information, call the United Way of Howard County at 765-457-6691 or visit their website.

Shop the Kokomo & Greentown Farmers’ Markets

Kokomo area farmers’ markets are not just a place to buy fresh produce anymore.  Yes, they still offer juicy and fresh locally-grown produce, but now offer so much more! 

The Kokomo Downtown Farmers’ Market has a diverse variety of vendors each week selling items ranging from fresh baked breads, eggs, and meats  to handmade soaps, jewelry, and homemade doggie treats.  The market takes pride in the fact that the produce growers are also the sellers.  The vendors at the market vary from week to week, but you are sure to have a great selection of the local flavor of Howard County! 

Besides shopping the great vendor booths, the Kokomo Downtown Farmers’ Market also offers a variety of other activities each week.  The Pointy Pencil (located next to the market) offers free crafts for kids ages 2-12 from 10 a.m. – Noon each Saturday.  Free face painting is also offered every week for kids.  In addition, the market features weekly live music by local musicians, and free classes highlighting agricultural issues and gardening techniques are offered to the public on select Saturdays.

Delicious, homemade baked goods can be purchased at the Farmers' Market

The Kokomo Downtown Farmers’ Market is located in downtown Kokomo at the corner of Sycamore and Union Streets.  Hours are 8 a.m. – Noon every Saturday now through October 30.  For more information, visit their website.       

The Greentown Farmers’ Market is also open weekly.  Vendors offer items such as Amish baked breads and pies, butter, cheese, eggs, pastries, and handmade American Girl doll clothes in addition to the fresh market produce.  Organic goods are also available, including homemade herb butter.  My mouth is watering already!  The Greentown Farmers’ Market is located in downtown Greentown at the intersection of Main Street (State Road 22) and Green Street.  The market is also open from 8 a.m. –  Noon every Saturday now through October 30.

Shopping at a local farmers’ market is a great way to choose healthy foods, support local businesses, and a great opportunity to teach your kids about how fresh produce is grown and harvested!