The Haynes Apperson Festival is three solid days of fun in Kokomo. This summer, the festival will run from July 4 to July 6 and — as always — will be packed with family-friendly activities.
With the festival commemorating Kokomo’s automotive heritage, there will be plenty of cars with a commemorative run, cruise-in and car show planned.
For complete details on the car shows and how to enter, click here.
Speaking of cars, the Haynes Apperson Parade on Saturday will have plenty of them as well. Residents line the streets each year as the parade winds through downtown Kokomo. It celebrates our country’s independence and our city’s automotive heritage with one big parade at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Proving quite popular each year is the Sports Festival. The sport offerings run the gamut: karate, 3-on-3 basketball, canoeing, tennis, volleyball, 5k, pole vaulting, cornhole tournament and more.
For complete details on the sports festival, click here.
Foster Park will be packed with carnival rides, vendors and tons of food options from 5 to 11 p.m. Thursday, from 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, and from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday. See the complete schedule of events here.
And the music!
This year’s musical lineup will feature a strong mix of incredible hits covering three decades of timeless music including a ’70s night featuring The Marshall Tucker Band, an ’80s hair band night with Quiet Riot, and a night of ’90s alternative, pop rock with the Spin Doctors.
The performance schedule is as follows:
• Quiet Riot: 6 p.m. Thursday, July 4
• Spin Doctors: 6 p.m. Friday, July 5
• The Marshall Tucker Band, 6:30 p.m Saturday, July 6 (with opening act performing first)
The festival always draws to a close with fireworks. Weather permitting, the fireworks will start immediately following the concert on Saturday evening in Foster Park. Feel free to bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the show.
For complete details on the Haynes Apperson Festival, click here.