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Summer Festivals, Free Concerts & Family Fun in Kokomo

Kokomo Beach slide

Kokomo is a short drive for a fun (and affordable!) family-friendly weekend getaway. Spend the day enjoying high-energy water slides, riding on the lazy river, playing in the splash pad, and swimming at Kokomo Beach Family Aquatic Center.  Admission is only $5 for adults and $4 for youth (ages 2-11.)

For a local experience, make sure you visit one of Kokomo’s local restaurants. Several are located Downtown in unique, historic buildings!  These include The District, Foxes Trail, Cook McDoogal’s Irish Pub, Drakes Bar & Grill, Pepperwhistle Bakery & Cafe, Main Street Cafe, and Jamie’s Soda Fountain.

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Check out fun-filled festivals and the Summer Concert Series at the Kokomo Arts Pavilion in Downtown’s Foster Park.  Enjoy FREE admission to all concerts and festivals!  Many genres are represented with a great line-up of talented musicians and well-known bands, including rock, country, and blues.  For a list of all concerts this summer, go to www.KokomoSummerSeries.com. Upcoming festivals include:

RibFest – June 13-14, 2014
Ribs, great food, kid’s activities, and concerts featuring Booker T.

Haynes-Apperson Festival – July 3-5, 2014
Parade, car show & cruise-ins, food, fireworks, rides, and concerts featuring Molly Hatchet, Here Come the Mummies, and 38 Special.  To see a full schedule of events, visit their website at www.haynesappersonfestival.org.

WeberFest – August 2, 2014

Food, medieval festival, and afternoon KidsFest.  Evening concerts will feature Cracker.

Taste of Kokomo – August 16, 2014
Enjoy the tastes of local Kokomo cuisine, food competitions, kid’s activities, and concerts featuring American Idol winner David Cook.

Walk of Excellence mural

While visiting Downtown, take time to explore the local shops and trails.  The Wildcat Creek Walk of Excellence and Industrial Heritage Trail are perfect for walking, running, and biking.  Don’t miss the colorful murals created by local artisans located along the trails and throughout Downtown!

Love comedy?  Laugh House Kokomo just opened bringing premium, live comedy to Downtown Kokomo.  Upcoming summer shows include Donnie Baker, Steve-O, and Jamie Kennedy. Visit their website for ticket information.

To plan your summer getaway, go to www.VisitKokomo.org or download the free Visit Kokomo mobile app!

 

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Written by : Sherry has been the Visitor Information Specialist at the Greater Kokomo Visitors Bureau since 2002. She enjoys greeting visitors, assisting group tours, and maintaining Kokomo's tourism blog, website, and social media initiatives (Facebook & Twitter). Sherry and her husband, Shane, have one son, Peyton.