Join us in downtown Kokomo for First Friday! Held on the first Friday of every month from 5:30 to 9 p.m., First Friday is a free, arts-based open house of the Downtown Kokomo District.

Each month features a different theme, with businesses and organizations offering fun-filled activities for participants of all ages. Though the theme might change monthly, you’ll always find music, art, food and family fun at every First Friday!

Check out the 2018 themes for First Fridays and mark your calendar to join us!

January – Words of Wisdom
Each venue will share their favorite words of wisdom, poetry or prose. Event is Jan. 5.

February – Fire & Ice
Taste entries in the Chili Cook-off and enjoy ice-sculpting demos! Event is Feb. 2.

March – College Night
Show your school spirit and wear your favorite school colors as each venue will feature aspects of their favorite school, teacher or student. Event is March 2.

April – Flash Back
An awesome evening in downtown as venues time travel back to their favorite decades. Event is April 6.

May – May the Fourth Be With You
Star Wars fans, this is your night! Guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite Star Wars characters and venues will offer Star Wars activities and games. Event is May 4.

June – Strawberry Fest
Mark the start of summer with a refreshing strawberry shortcake dessert! Day-long event will include strawberry-related vendors and the Kokomo Downtown Farmer’s Market. Event is June 1, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

July – Circus Night
Catch the amazing performances of the Peru Amateur Circus, including trampoline acts, juggling, unicyclists and more. Event is July 6.

August – Game Night
Downtown will be transformed into a game room with all your favorite games and activities. Bring your team! Event is Aug. 3.

September – Artsapalooza
Experience art everywhere! Try it, listen to it and appreciate it! Also, Hawgin’ the Block for Bridges Outreach will be included. Event is Sept. 7.

October – Monster Mash
Dress up in your favorite costume and enjoy tricks & treats throughout downtown! Event is Oct. 5.

November – Main Street Mystery
Help Detective Friday solve the live-action murder mystery performed by Kokomo Civic Theatre actors by collecting clues. Event is Nov. 2.

December – Hometown Holiday
Visit with Santa, make a woodcraft at Santa’s Workshop, take a horse-drawn carriage ride, and decorate cookies at this holiday extravaganza. Event is Dec. 7.