The Haynes Apperson Festival is three solid days of fun in Kokomo. This summer, the festival will run from Thursday, June 28, to Saturday, June 30, 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.

The festival will also include Maker City Fair.

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!

Known for hits such as “Walking in Memphis,” Marc Cohn will take the stage Thursday, June 28, with special guest Love 4 Zero, a mainstream pop country and rock band.

Then prepare to laugh on Friday evening as Heywood Banks comes to Kokomo. Also performing will be Pink Droyd and local Kokomo rock band The Jason Skaggs Band.

Saturday evening will bring the line up of Rogers Ritual, and The Guess Who.

The festival always draws to a close with fireworks. Weather permitting, the fireworks will start immediately following  The Guess Who 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.


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