KOKOMO – While there’s only one official day for dads, this weekend in Kokomo offers a number of both the unique and usual for a Father’s Day experience.
From baseball and cars to Christian rock music and Kokomo Beach, there’s something to entice any type of dad.
Here are five local options for Father’s Day weekend in Kokomo:
Kokomo Jackrabbits baseball
With games on both Saturday and Sunday, there’s no shortage of baseball to go around. Disco-loving dads will be especially excited about this weekend’s theme: Saturday Night Fever, which will include a post-game 70s disco party on Saturday.
Following Sunday’s game, the team will offer a post-game catch session and a “super soaker run the bases,” according to the Jackrabbits’ website.
Saturday’s game, against the Champion City Kings, will start at 7:05 p.m. at Kokomo Municipal Stadium, while Sunday’s matchup against the Lafayette Aviators will begin at 3:05 p.m.
Sunday in the Park car show
The Kokomo Automotive Museum will host its “Sunday in the Park” Father’s Day car show in Highland Park, a “longtime Kokomo tradition” and museum fundraiser, said Jeff Shively, director of development at the museum.
The open car show will include 200 to 300 cars.
“See the entire spectrum of the car hobby, ranging from antiques to mid-century collectibles, street rods, and even a few of today’s hottest cars. Enjoy food and drink from local vendors. Bring the kids and let them frolic in the playground,” reads the automotive museum’s website.
The car show will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free to attend.
Kingdom Come Festival
The two-day Christian rock event offers free admission and will run from noon to 11 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Howard County Vietnam Veterans Grounds, 8313 E. 400 South, Greentown.
The event will offer 29 local, regional and state artists and bands from varying genres, free camping, ample opportunities for prayer and worship and much more.
“Over the years, hundreds have given their lives to Christ, and even more have re-dedicated their lives to Him,” says a statement on the event’s website. “We’ve had so many people need them that we ran out of Bibles to give away … and through it all, we have heard so many stories about how God has changed their life at KCF.”
Donations are accepted for the festival. More information can be obtained at https://jaykarp23.wixsite.com/kcf2017.
Grissom Air Museum
From Friday to Sunday, dads get in free at the famous Grissom Air Museum. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Located at 1000 W. Hoosier Blvd, Peru, Grissom Air Museum is one of the premier military aviation museum’s in the Midwest, offering a variety of bombers, fighters, cargo and transports, trainers drones, observation aircraft and more.
At the museum, visitors can learn about the aircraft, view exhibits, possibly climb the facility’s observation tower and more.
Kokomo Beach Movie Night
The Kokomo Parks and Recreation Department will host Movie Night at the Kokomo Beach Family Aquatic Center on Saturday, when the family-friendly animated movie “Surf’s Up” will be shown in a large screen at the pool.
The gates will open at 8:30 p.m. and showtime is at 9:30 p.m. Admission will close at 10:15 p.m. and Kokomo Beach will close at the conclusion of the movie at 11 p.m.
The admission price is $3 per person, or people can use a season pass to get in for free.
Swimming access will be available in the main leisure pool. The lazy river, access to inner tubes, all slide rides and the splash pad will be closed for the event.