From free to just a few bucks, we have 5 ways to have an awesome summer without breaking the bank.
1) Free summer concert series
There are a lot of names on the Kokomo Summer Concert Series that you will recognize. They’re also names that you’d have to pay to see elsewhere.
But not here in Kokomo! You can see Blues Traveler and Grand Funk Railroad for the low, low price of free! It’s all part of the annual summer series that brings nationally well-known acts to the Performing Arts Pavilion in Foster Park. A few of the concerts even happen in conjunction with festivals that are also free to attend.
2) Spray Days
It’s likely the largest slip-and-slide you’ll ever see.
Basically, there’s a giant tarp put down (on a hill if possible) and it’s continually sprayed with water by the fire department. It’s a local summer favorite. Oh, and it’s free.
Sponsored by the Kokomo Parks and Recreation Department, all ages are welcome at Spray Days. Find the dates and locations of the summer’s eight Spray Days here.
3) Music in the park
Kokomo Park Band has been bringing music to the community for more than a century. The band is comprised of more than 130 musicians within a 90-mile radius of Kokomo and around 48 musicians take the stage each week for the summer series.
The Kokomo Park Band performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday evenings during the summer months in beautiful Highland Park.
There’s no admission cost, nor is there a cost for the popcorn served each week. Details here.
4) Cool off at Kokomo Beach
For an entrance fee of $5 or less for children, you can get quite the bang for your buck at Kokomo Beach.
Whether you’re looking for fun or fitness, you’ll find what you need this summer at the aquatic facility featuring both a leisure pool and competition/lap pool. There’s also high-energy water slides, splash pad, kiddie slides and relaxing lazy river.
For dates and details, click here.
5) Kokomo Jackrabbits
Hit a “home run” with your family with a visit to Kokomo Municipal Stadium to watch the Kokomo Jackrabbits baseball team this summer.
A college summer baseball team, the Jackrabbits are part of the Prospect League and play at Kokomo Municipal Stadium. Tickets start at only $8. There are even ticket packages that get you unlimited ballpark food, soda, water and 3 beers.
And with the Jackrabbits, it’s always more than just a game. There’s as much happening in the stands as there is out on the fi eld. Themed game nights, giveaways, pre-game festivities, and Kid Zone for youngsters create a fun game-day experience.