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. Theyâ€™re also names that youâ€™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! Itâ€™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
Itâ€™s likely the largest slip-and-slide youâ€™ll ever see.
Basically, thereâ€™s a giant tarp put down (on a hill if possible) and itâ€™s continually sprayed with water by the fire department. Itâ€™s a local summer favorite. Oh, and itâ€™s free.
Sponsored by the Kokomo Parks and Recreation Department, all ages are welcome at Spray Days.Â Find the dates and locations of the summerâ€™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.
Thereâ€™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 youâ€™re looking for fun or fitness, youâ€™ll find what you need this summer at the aquatic facility featuring both a leisure pool and competition/lap pool. Thereâ€™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 â€œhome runâ€ 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, itâ€™s always more than just a game. Thereâ€™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.