Keep Up With Kokomo!

Welcome to our blog!

Strawberry Festival kicks off summer in Kokomo

Summer’s official kick-off in Kokomo, the 2018 Strawberry Festival is set for Friday, June 1, in downtown Kokomo. And nothing says summer like Amish-made shortcake, ice cream, strawberries and whipped cream piled high in a bowl. And enjoying that strawberry shortcake...

read more

Enjoy Visit Indiana Week in Kokomo

It’s Visit Indiana Week, and the perfect time to plan a getaway to Kokomo. Here are some ideas to get you started. Experience art on fire.  Take a behind-the-scenes tour at Kokomo Opalescent Glass, America’s oldest art glass company, producing art glass in Kokomo...

read more

A full week of activities in downtown Kokomo

There’s never a shortage of fun to be had in downtown Kokomo. Check out all the awesomeness we found happening this week! Walk & Talk: Wednesday kicks off an 8-week long downtown walking program! A partnership of the Greater Kokomo Downtown Association and Purdue...

read more

May the Fourth Be With You event set for downtown

In a galaxy far, far away, (OK, we mean downtown Kokomo), you can celebrate all things Star Wars during First Friday’s May the Fourth Be With You event. There will be storm troopers and other costumed characters roaming the streets of downtown. There will be plenty of...

read more

Discover Kokomo’s newest kid-friendly attraction

Jump, bounce, flip, slide, and climb at Gravity Trampoline Park, Kokomo's newest kid-friendly attraction. Sign up to purchase either 1 hour or 2 hours of jump time. It is recommended you arrive 15 minutes prior to your jump time. Don't forget...

read more

Farmers Market opens April 28

Opening day of the Kokomo Downtown Farmers' Market is Saturday, April 28, and there's a whole new crop of vendors for 2018. The local farmers' market brings the best in locally grown, locally raised and locally made goodness. In addition to great local produce...

read more

Tour de Kokomo coming April 28

The ninth annual Tour de Kokomo bicycle ride will make its way through Kokomo on Saturday, April 28. Hosted by the Kokomo Parks & Recreation Department, the event is in its ninth year. Riders will depart from the Foster Park tennis courts at 11 a.m. This...

read more

Flashback Friday coming to downtown

Downtown Kokomo will be going back in time during Flashback Friday, April’s First Friday event. Businesses and organizations from downtown and all around the community will gather in the city center from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 6, to celebrate their favorite...

read more

Kokomo Spring Break Fun Guide

Though Mother Nature didn’t give up the cold of winter without a fight, spring has arrived. And that means only one thing to students — spring break is finally here. Most area schools will be out of session the week of March 26, leaving kids with plenty of time on...

read more

20,000 eggs will fall from the sky

** This event was originally scheduled for Sunday, March 25, but was postponed due to high winds** On Saturday, March 31, more than 20,000 candy-filled eggs will fall from the skies over Kokomo Municipal Stadium. Well, they'll actually be dropped by a skydiver flying...

read more

Show your team spirit at First Friday

First Friday presents College Night in downtown Kokomo from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 2. Visit with community organizations and businesses around downtown while showing your team spirit. There will be a prize patrol strolling the streets of downtown, looking for...

read more

Take your Valentine to the Depot District

Love is in the air in the Historic Depot District in beautiful downtown Kokomo! Check out the list of happenings on Valentine’s Day and make some plans with the love of your life. It can just be someone you like. We won’t tell. Beer me, Valentine! Celebrate with the...

read more

Art exhibits open in Kokomo

It's cold outside so escape into the world of art! Three galleries in Kokomo have special exhibits this month. “Raw: The Exhibition” “Raw: The Exhibition” features work that is autobiographical personal expression and has been curated by intern Mary Ade. The opening...

read more

First Friday presents chili throwdown, ice sculpting

There will be plenty happening downtown to keep you running hot and cold as First Friday Kokomo presents Fire & Ice on Friday, Feb. 2. First, the fire. Join us for the 5th annual K-Town Chili Throwdown as 17 businesses and organizations battle it out for bragging...

read more

Chocolate Celebration a tasty event to not miss!

Calling all chocolate fiends! The 16th annual Chocolate Celebration will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at Kokomo's First Church of the Nazarene. The annual event is an ode to all things chocolate and proceeds benefit Samaritan Caregivers. This year's event...

read more