First Friday Kokomo: A Family Experience

First Friday provides a great opportunity to bring your family to Downtown Kokomo.  While we have attended before, I thought I would share our family’s experience during last month’s First Friday in photos.

Our adventure started at Artworks Gallery.  We looked at the beautiful artwork on display and enjoyed watching the local artist demonstrations.  There is so much to see on both floors!

Artworks Gallery


Then, we headed to Planet Mind and Kokomo Toys & Collectibles (two of my son’s favorite downtown stores!)  He made an edible craft while at Planet Mind.  We took our time exploring both shops (while he made mental notes of the items he wants to add on his Christmas list already!)

Planet Mind

When we left Planet Mind, we ran into a couple of interesting characters on the sidewalk – pirates!  Well, not real pirates as my son thought.  They were promoting an upcoming event in Kokomo and drew quite a bit of attention!



Some of the Kokomo Downtown Farmers’ Market vendors were there.  We shopped and enjoyed samples.  And learned more about the weekly market (and brand new Little Sprouts program for kids.)  It felt like a festival!

Farmers' Market vendors

 Farmers' Market booth

As we walked around, we stopped to listen to great, live music performed on Walnut Street.  Musicians from the Sound of Music’s Rockstar Academy were playing.

Live Music


Sound of Music was celebrating its 30 year anniversary.  So, we helped them celebrate by joining the party!

Sound of Music


Next, my son got his face painted (with a mischievous moustache!) and got a balloon animal hat made.  Of course, he requested an elephant – his favorite animal!

Balloon Animals
There was so much to see and do!  The restaurants were busy, and the flowers were in full bloom.  Downtown was the perfect setting to enjoy a Friday evening.

First Friday crowd
After several more stops and looking at the “Chalk the Block” sidewalk artwork, it was finally time to go home.  And make plans to attend the next First Friday!

Balloons & Fun


First Friday is held year-round on the first Friday of every month from 5:30-9:00 p.m.  While the activities change each month, you can bet you will find artists, music, and tons of fun in Downtown Kokomo!  Visit to learn more.  The next First Friday “A Tribute to Innovation” will be held on July 4th, where you can get your pic in the Pioneer! Hope to see you there!

Downtown Kokomo Celebrates the Arts with First Friday

First Friday logo 2

Celebrate First Friday in Downtown Kokomo!  Tour downtown businesses and organizations the first Friday of every month from 6-9 p.m.  Participating venues will highlight a unique and engaging exhibit or special event related to the arts, including Planet Mind, Artworks Gallery, Comics Cubed, Lux Boutique, Pepperwhistle Bakery & Cafe, Bohemian Tattoo Club and Art Gallery, Main Street Cafe, and Angie Meyers Design Studio among many others.

Family-friendly and free, join the fun in Downtown Kokomo with food, local artists, live music, family activities, shopping, tastings, and a celebration of the arts!  Upcoming First Friday events will be held April 5 and May 3, 2013.  For more information and a full schedule of monthly activities, visit or visit their Facebook Page.

Angie Meyers Design Studio

Angie Meyers Designs

Main Street Cafe

Main Street Cafe


Artworks Gallery

Artworks Gallery