Summer Sun, Family Fun

Summer is a great time to visit Kokomo!  Check out these family fun activities to plan your summer getaway.

Enjoy fun festivals, food, and fantastic live music during the Kokomo Summer Concert Series with great performers and bands all summer long! Upcoming headliners include The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Robby Krieger of The Doors, and Hotel California “A Salute to The Eagles.” All concerts are free! See full concert schedule on their website.

Kokomo Municipal Stadium aerial

Hit a “home run” with your family with a visit to Kokomo Municipal Stadium to watch the Kokomo Jackrabbits baseball team. Tickets start at only $8. Themed game nights, giveaways, pre-game festivities, and Kid Zone for youngsters create a fun game-day experience. And best of all, it’s all within walking distance to Kokomo’s revitalized downtown, full of unique dining, shopping, art galleries, and adjacent to beautiful walking and biking trails along the Wildcat Creek!

Want to stay active during your visit? Canoe or kayak in the Kokomo Reservoir or down the Wildcat Creek. Kokomo Canoe & Kayak Rentals offer on-site delivery. Or bike, walk, or run on the Wildcat Creek Walk of Excellence or Industrial Heritage Trail. Both trails intersect Downtown Kokomo, and watch for colorful murals painted by local artists!

Kokomo Beach

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. Show off your skills at Kokomo Pipeline Skate Park, a world-class facility in Jackson Morrow Park with 9,800 square feet of concrete – open for boards, bikes, and blades.

Other must-see events this summer include the 2016 Kokomo Air Show on Saturday, July 23, thrilling racing action at Kokomo Speedway, weekly Kokomo Park Band concerts in Highland Park, First Fridays (held year-round) in Downtown, the Cole Porter Classic “Kiss Me, Kate” performed by Kokomo Civic Theatre and Kokomo Symphony Orchestra on August 26-27 at the Kokomo Arts Pavilion, and the new Indiana University Kokomo Union Street Gallery.

For more information on Kokomo, go to www.VisitKokomo.org or download the free Visit Kokomo mobile app.

 

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2013 Taste of Kokomo brings food, fun & music to Foster Park!

LoCash Cowboys will perform at the 2013 Taste of Kokomo in Foster Park

LoCash Cowboys will perform at the 2013 Taste of Kokomo in Foster Park

Where can you experience food from 25 local restaurants, kid’s activities, beer garden, 5 bands, and fun contests, including: Coney Dog Throwdown (vote for the best coney in town!), Hot Wing Contest, Pie Eating Contest, and a Gourmet Burger Cook-Off?  Don’t miss the Taste of Kokomo in Foster Park on Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 5-11 p.m.

Bring the entire family out for an evening of fun and live music featuring headliner LoCash Cowboys with special guests Uncle Boozie, Paul Stout Country, Jason Skaggs Band, Rewind, and Inside Out.  Admission is free!  For more information, call the United Way of Howard County at (765) 457-6691 or visit their website.

Weberfest & Food Truck Fest Coming to Kokomo

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band will be the headliner at the 2012 Weberfest in Foster Park

Looking for new ideas for family activities this summer?  Check out Weberfest and Kokomo’s First Food Truck Fest!  Weberfest will feature many great bands and musicians performing at the Kokomo Arts Pavilion in Foster Park, including Shiny Penny and the Critical Shoes, Broken Arrow, The Pummels, David Ralston Band, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, and many others.  Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets!  Concerts will be held Friday, August 3, 2012 from 4:00-11:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 4, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.  Foster Park is located in Downtown Kokomo near the intersection of Washington and Superior Streets.  Admission to all concerts is free.

Kokomo’s First Food Truck Fest will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2012 from 4:00-10:00 p.m. in Foster Park.  Come hungry and then stay for great music at Weberfest!  For more information on both events or to see a complete line-up of concerts, visit www.KokomoSummerSeries.com.

For more information on events going on in the Kokomo area this year, call 800-837-0971 or check out www.VisitKokomo.org!

Free Summer Concert Series & Festivals Rock Downtown Kokomo (Revised)

Downtown Kokomo will be rockin’ this summer with free concerts throughout the season!  Most performances will take place at the Kokomo Arts Pavilion in Foster Park (located at the corner of Washington & Superior Streets in Downtown.)  All concerts are family-friendly and perfect for a date night or spending time with family or friends.  Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and even a picnic for a free activity packed with fantastic entertainment.  For more details, visit KokomoSummerSeries.com.

Kokomo Arts Pavilion in Foster Park


Concert headliners include:

June 22, 2012 – Poco with special guest Paul Stout Country (Foster Park)

June 23, 2012 – Kokomo Symphony Summer Fun Concert (Foster Park)

June 28, 2012 – Here Come the Mummies with special guest Shiny Penny and the Critical Shoes (Courthouse Square)

June 29, 2012 – Foghat with special guest Fran Cosmo, former lead singer of Boston (Courthouse Square)

June 30, 2012 – Dennis DeYoung: Music of Styx with special guest InsideOut (Courthouse Square)

July 6, 2012 – An Intimate Evening with Rik Emmett of Triumph with special guest Pete Flores & Friends Local Talent in Concert  (Foster Park)

July 20, 2012 – John Waite with special guest Pink Torpedoes (Foster Park)

July 28, 2012 – Pat Travers Band with special guest Misfit Toys (Foster Park)

August 3-4, 2012 – Weberfest featuring Shiny Penny and the Critical Shoes and Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, along with over ten other bands and performers (Foster Park)

August 17, 2012 – Pink Droyd Laser Light Spectacular with special guest Dave DeMaggio (Foster Park)

There are also many unique festivals in Kokomo for visitors to experience this summer.  All ages will enjoy celebrating Kokomo’s automotive heritage with food, arts & crafts, sports, car show, daily cruise-ins, parade, carnival, and live music at the Haynes-Apperson Festival in Downtown Kokomo on June 28-30, 2012.  Also, visit one of Indiana’s largest county fairs at the Howard County 4-H Fair held at the Howard County Fairgrounds on July 9-14, 2012.

Experience the best of Kokomo cuisine at the Taste of Kokomo, an annual favorite in Downtown on August 18, 2012. Sample local food & drinks from hometown restaurants and enjoy live music, food contests, and kid’s activities throughout the event!  Bluegrass lovers will want to mark their calendars for August 24-26, 2012 to attend the Winding Creek Bluegrass Festival in Wildcat Valley (Western Howard County) for a multi-day music festival with bands performing the best in bluegrass throughout the weekend.

For more information about concerts, festivals & events in Kokomo, go to www.VisitKokomo.org or download the Visit Kokomo Mobile App!

Kokomo’s 2012 Summer Concert Series Kicks Off This Weekend During RibFest


The Kokomo Summer Concert Series will kick off this weekend with The Average White Band headlining the concert on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the Kokomo Arts Pavilion in Foster Park.  The Pavilion is located at the corner of Superior and Washington Streets in Downtown Kokomo.  The concert on Saturday will be held in conjunction with Kokomo RibFest, also in Foster Park from 4-11 p.m.   Music starts at 4 p.m.  Admission is free.
Other concerts coming to Kokomo this summer include: Poco with special guest Paul Stout Country (June 22), Here Come the Mummies with special guest Shiny Penny and the Critical Shoes (June 28), Foghat with special guest Fran Cosmo former lead singer of Boston (June 29), Dennis DeYoung: Music of Styx with special guest Inside Out (June 30), An Intimate Evening with Rik Emmett of Triumph (July 6), John Waite (July 20), Pat Travers Band (July 28), Shiny Penny and the Critical Shoes (August 3), Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band (August 4), and Pink Droyd Laser Light Spectacular (August 17.)

All concerts throughout the season are free!  For complete details, visit www.KokomoSummerSeries.com.

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.