We’re posting our weekly Top Picks on Thursday because if you don’t start your fun Friday afternoon, you’re gonna miss some of this weekend’s planned awesomeness.

So, let’s jump right into Friday …

1) Strawberry Festival!

Amish-made shortcake, ice cream, strawberries and whipped cream piled high in a bowl. What could be better? Well, enjoying that strawberry shortcake out in the sun while listening to live music! And that’s what you’ll find at the 2017 Strawberry Festival coming to downtown Kokomo on Friday, June 2.

Sponsored by First Farmers Bank & Trust, the event will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the Courthouse Square and will again this year partner with First Friday.

Tickets for strawberry shortcakes are just $5 while supplies last. And there will be plenty of supply. This year, organizers have ordered 3,900 pounds of strawberries, 130 gallons of ice cream, 525 cans of whipped cream and 6,800 shortcakes to meet the festival’s growing demand.

To that, we say, “Woah.”

There will be even more happening that evening as First Friday takes over the party at 5:30 p.m.

Complete deets at www.FirstFridayKokomo.com

2) Russiaville Summer Fest

The fun starts at 3 p.m. Friday in Russiaville. That’s when the Prancing Ponies Petting Zoo starts … and also rides, foods and crafts. But let’s face it, we had you at Prancing Ponies Petting Zoo.

That evening brings a tractor pull and a performance by the Time Travelers, with even more fun in store for Saturday and Sunday — including town-wide garage sales, 5k, all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, fish fry and much, much, much more.

You can see the complete schedule of awesomeness here. https://www.townofrussiaville.com/russiaville-summer-fest

3) Colosseum Combat XXXIX

There will be two title fights in Colosseum Combat XXXIX.

Dan Head will face Aaron Highbaugh for the professional welterweight title, whilie Joe Lile of Fishers will fight Ryan McIntosh in the lightweight professional division. Damion Swoke will fight Montez Jordan for the amateur flyweight title.

General admission is $25 and cage-side VIP seats are $50. The event will be held at the Kokomo Event & Conference Center, 1500 N. Reed Road.

Want more? Visit www.colsseumcombat.com.

4) Alan Kaye and the Toons

Superior V, 400 W. Superior St., will be hopping Saturday as Alan Kaye and the Toons perform starting at 9 p.m.

5) Jackrabbits take on Chillicothe

Take yourself to the ballgame on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. as the Kokomo Jackrabbits take on the Chillicothe at Kokomo Municipal Stadium, 400 S. Union St. They play again on Sunday at 3 p.m.

Oh and it’s Princesses & Superheroes themed.

So there you have our Top 5 picks for a Totally Awesome Weekend. Of course this is only a smattering of all the awesomeness happening in the Kokomo area this weekend. Visit our calendar of events for more fun to be had by clicking here.



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