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Downtown Events

From arts to sports to entertainment, it's all downtown. 
Downtown Kokomo is the epicenter of activity for our community. No matter what interests you, you'll find an event in our community to enjoy. Read on for a list of some of the many events that take place in downtown Kokomo every year that we're happy to take part in.
Downtown Kokomo - Courthouse Square, The Depot District, and more 
First Friday of every month
5:30 - 9 p.m., except for June when Strawberry Festival runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Join us every first Friday for free, family-friendly, fun activities with a focus on arts, community, and culture! Live music, craft activities, tasty food, celebrity appearances, costumes, giveaways, and demonstrations are just a few of the things you can expect throughout our 30-40 participating venues each month! Kokomo's largest free monthly event.
2018 First Friday themes: 
• January 4: Hygge Happiness
• February 1: Lovin' Spoonful
• March 1: Movie Night
• April 5: Art Walk
• May 3: Dance Fever
• June 7: Strawberry Fest
• July 5: Freedom Friday
• August 2: Golf & Game Night
• September 6: Artspalooza
• October 4: Masquerade
• November 1: Main Street Mystery
• December 6: Home for the Holidays
Corner of Mulberry and Washington streets 
Annually from May to October on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Browse locally grown produce, handcrafted items, and delicious food and beverage choices from local farmers and artisans every Saturday during the market season in beautiful downtown Kokomo!
Courthouse Square - 104 S. Buckeye St. 
First Friday of June
11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
A resident and visitor favorite! Head downtown for delicious strawberry shortcakes, berry-themed treats, live music, kids' activities, food and beverage vendors, and more. In 2019, Strawberry Festival will again be combined with First Friday for even more summer fun for the whole family!
Performing Arts Pavilion at Foster Park  
Spend your summer enjoying good music in downtown's gorgeous Foster Park with Kokomo's free summer concert series! The 2019 line-up includes:
• June 1, Weberfest presented by Weber Speakers featuring Delta Rae and special guests No Name Blues
• June 8, Carver Center Summer Celebration featuring Average White Band and special guests The Why Store
• June 22, HOGfest featuring The Allman Betts Band and special guests The Dane Clark Band
• July 4-6 Haynes Apperson Festival  
   - July 4, Quiet Riot
   - July 5, Spin Doctors
   - July 6, The Marshall Tucker Band
• July 27, Rhumfest
• August 17, Kokomo Symphony Show featuring Sweet Caroline, a Tribune to Neil Diamond
• September 21, Octoberfest featuring Hard Day's Night, a Tribune to the Beatles, and special guest The Jhonny and Sallie Show
Courthouse Square - the festivities will be centered at the corner of Sycamore and Main streets
Saturday, Dec. 31, 2019
10:30 p.m. - Midnight

When it's time to ring in the new year, there's not better place than downtown Kokomo! The Greater Kokomo Downtown Association invites residents, guests and families to celebrate the closing of another year on the Courthouse Square on New Year’s Eve. The annual event starts at 10:30 p.m. and features a ball drop and fireworks.

Event details will be posted at 
For even more awesome events in Kokomo and Howard County, check out our Community Calendar. Public events open to everyone can be submitted to the Community Calendar via email at