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