Hit a Home Run with Family Fun this Summer in Kokomo!

This summer is the perfect time to discover all the new and fun, family-friendly activities Kokomo has to offer!

Kokomo’s 2015 Summer Concert Series kicked off last weekend at the Kokomo Arts Pavilion in Downtown’s Foster Park. Enjoy fun festivals and fantastic live music with great performers and bands all summer long!  All concerts are free and family-friendly. Summer headliners include:

June 27 –  The Rat Pack is Back! live from Las Vegas with the Kokomo Symphony Orchestra
July 2-4 – Haynes-Apperson Festival with parade, food, car shows, fireworks, and concerts featuring Pink Droyd with Laser Light Spectacular (July 2), Bret Michaels (July 3), and Here Come the Mummies (July 4)
July 25 – The Mark Farner Band
August 1 – Rhumfest featuring David Cook
August 8 – Weberfest featuring MiniKiss
August 15 – Taste of Kokomo featuring Danny Seraphine, Bill Champlin & CTA
September 25 – Octoberfest featuring The Lovin’ Spoonful on their 50th Anniversary Tour

Kokomo Jackrabbits game

The Kokomo Jackrabbits (named after the Apperson Jack Rabbit, an early automobile manufactured in Kokomo in 1907) play their inaugural season of baseball this summer at the city’s new Kokomo Municipal Stadium. Post-game fireworks, themed game nights, pre-game festivities, Kid Zone for youngsters, and strong community partnerships create a fun game-day experience.  And best of all, the Jackrabbits’ home turf is within walking distance to Kokomo’s revitalized downtown, full of unique dining, shopping, and entertainment options, and adjacent to beautiful walking and biking trails along the Wildcat Creek!  For ticket information, visit www.KokomoJackrabbits.com.

Plan to check out Kokomo Beach Family Aquatic Center, the perfect place to cool off on a hot summer afternoon, with its large leisure pool, high energy water slides, splash pad, kiddie slides, and relaxing lazy river.

Kokomo Beach Family Aquatic Center

Other must-see events this summer include Kokomo Wings and Wheels Air & Car Show on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Kokomo Municipal Airport, thrilling racing action at Kokomo Speedway, Kokomo Automotive Museum’s new exhibit “The Life and Times of the Ford Thunderbird” on display through October 9, 2015, and First Fridays, held year-round in Downtown Kokomo.

Love history?  Check out the Elwood Haynes Museum, Seiberling Mansion, and Kokomo Opalescent Glass (with glass factory tours offered at 10 a.m. Monday through Friday.)

For more information on Kokomo or to see a full list of summer events, visit our website or download the free Visit Kokomo mobile app!

Quilts Along the Wildcat Quilt Show June 5-6, 2015 in Kokomo

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Over 300 quilts will be on display at the Ivy Tech Kokomo Event & Conference Center starting today at 10:00 a.m.  In addition to the beautiful quilts, including many handmade by featured quilter Carol Gaskill, there will be quilt vendors, demonstrations, and quilt appraisals available at the Quilts Along the Wildcat Quilt Show, presented by the Kokomo Piecemakers Quilt Guild.

2015 Featured Quilter

In addition, don’t miss the special Quilts of Valor display inside the Kokomo Automotive Museum, located at the same location with more than 100 vintage automobiles.

The Quilt Show will be open June 5-6, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.each day at 1500 North Reed Road, Kokomo, Indiana.  Admission is $7.

Patriotic Quilt

Strawberry Festival + First Friday = A Berry Good Time!

Strawberry Festival will be better than ever, with more activities, more live music, more vendors, and more time to get delicious strawberry shortcakes!

Join the fun in Downtown on Friday, June 5, 2015, starting at 11:00 a.m. through 11:00 p.m. (while supplies last) including First Friday!  Admission is free.  Bring your friends, family, and co-workers with you, and join us on the Courthouse Square in Downtown Kokomo as we celebrate all things strawberry and officially kickoff the 2015 summer festival season!

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