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We invite you to visit Kokomo and explore our unique collection of experiences. You’ll find a wonderful fusion of art and history, family-friendly events, an abundance of local flavors and our vibrant downtown. We can customize all media and travel writer visits to accommodate specific interests and stories. Let us know how we can help! Check out a few noteworthy stories below.

Kokomo Opalescent Glass is the oldest art glass company in America. In its original location since 1888, the factory has been making world-famous, hand-mixed sheet glass using the techniques from its beginnings over a century ago. Watch as molten glass is hand-ladled from a 2,500-degree furnace and rolled into stunning sheets of art glass. Public factory tours are offered Tuesday-Thursday.

Explore Downtown Art Experiences throughout downtown Kokomo. Wander down one of our many colorful, art-filled alleys. Find murals decorating the sides of historic buildings all around downtown. Take a self-guided tour and enjoy all nine large-scale sculptures in the Kokomo Sculpture Walk. Create your own works of art in DIY studios and stroll through multiple downtown art galleries. No matter what kind of art you enjoy, you’ll find it in Kokomo.

Find a number of fun annual festivals and events happening year-round in Kokomo. Enjoy a large variety of delicious chocolate treats during Chocolate Celebration, held the first Friday in May. Kokomo Strawberry Festival ushers in the summer season with strawberry shortcakes, food trucks and live entertainment the first Friday in June. Celebrate Kokomo’s automotive heritage during the Haynes Apperson Festival (named after Elwood Haynes and Elmer & Edgar Apperson who built the first commercially successful gasoline powered automobile) with an annual parade, car shows, concerts and fireworks during the Fourth of July weekend. And rock out to free live music throughout the summer during the Kokomo Summer Concert Series in Foster Park.

Want to plan a visit or need more information? Contact Sherry Matlock at 800-837-0971 or