Haynes Apperson Festival, a Kokomo summer staple

The Haynes Apperson Festival is three solid days of fun packed with family-friendly activities in downtown Kokomo. This year’s festival will be held June 30-July 2, 2022.

With the festival commemorating Kokomo’s automotive heritage, there will be plenty of cars with a commemorative run, cruise-in and car show planned.


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 starting at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 2.

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. See the complete schedule of events here.

Live music is scheduled every night, and 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! All concerts are free. VIP tickets are available for seating close to the stage for $20 per show or $50 for all 3 nights.  Get more details on VIP tickets here.

Haynes Apperson Festival concert headliners include:

Here Come The Mummies – Thursday, June 30
Jefferson Starship – Friday, July 1
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – Saturday, July 2

For complete details on the Haynes Apperson Festival, click here.

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