Free, arts-based open house in downtown Kokomo held on 7 Fridays in 2023 with fun themes and family activities. Find latest First Friday happenings on social media — Twitter and Facebook.
Indulge in irresistible treats at this event celebrating all things chocolate! You’ll find every chocolate creation imaginable and even some you can’t! Chocolate lasagna? Yes, you’ll find it at Chocolate Celebration. Held the first Friday in February.
Brews on Buckeye
An all Indiana Craft Beer festival in the heart of Kokomo. Enjoy an array of tasty Indiana breweries, Indiana distillers and Indiana food trucks in historic downtown Kokomo.
Greatest Spectacle in Tasting
Sample fine wines, microbrews, and craft beers. Enjoy silent auction, local food, and live music. Ages 21 & over. Held mid-May at Bona Vista.
Amish-made shortcake, ice cream, strawberries and whipped cream piled high in a bowl. What could be better? Well, enjoying that strawberry shortcake out in the sun while listening to live music! And that’s what you’ll find — and so much more — at the annual Strawberry Festival in downtown Kokomo. Held the first Friday in June.
Carver Community Center’s Summer Celebration
Fun for the entire family with ribs, great food and drink, kid’s activities, and live bands. Held mid-June at Foster Park in downtown Kokomo. The event is a fundraiser for Carver Community Center.
Kokomo Summer Concert Series
Enjoy well-known bands and musicians from around the country at the Kokomo Arts Pavilion in Foster Park. All concerts are free. Held June to August.
Howard County Fair
4-H exhibits, demonstrations, food vendors, carnival rides, live entertainment, music, queen pageant, and much more. Held mid-July at the Howard County Fairgrounds in Greentown.
Haynes Apperson Festival
Celebrate Kokomo’s automotive heritage with car shows, parade, rides, food, live entertainment, sports festival, and concerts. Held 4th of July weekend in Foster Park in Downtown Kokomo.
Winding Creek Bluegrass Festival
Local and national bluegrass bands and musicians, workshops, arts & crafts vendors, food and drink. Held in mid-August in western Howard County.
Christmas at the Seiberling Mansion
Tour the Seiberling Mansion, adorned with elaborate holiday decorations & thousands of holiday lights — inside and out. Held the Saturday after Thanksgiving through December.