Full list of activities for First Friday November!

Oct 31

The community is invited to put its detective skills to the test as First Friday presents “Main Street Mystery” on Friday, Nov. 2.


Sure this month’s event downtown will start out as joyous as any other, but that will change when a crime scene is discovered on the Courthouse Square. Cartoonist Charles Addams, who was on his way to a local authors conference, was found dead.

The crowds will gather to search for clues and discuss the case with a number of suspects, including Gomez Addams, Lurch and Wednesday Addams.

In this real-life game of Clue, live characters portrayed by Kokomo Civic Theatre actors will be at venues around downtown to talk with guests. By visiting participating First Friday venues, guests can examine clues and hear from the suspects, and then they’ll make their guesses about the culprit and his or her murder weapon.

After a thorough investigation and help from First Friday guests, Detective Friday — Kokomo Police Department Capt. Kevin Summers — will arrest the perpetrator at 8 p.m. on the Courthouse Square and then hold a press conference on the Courthouse steps to reveal the facts of the case.

Guests who collect all the clues and make a guess must have their map turned in by 8 p.m. at the information booth located at the corner of Main and Walnut streets to be eligible for a prize.

Other happenings during First Friday will include:

  • As part of its 75in5 campaign, United Way of Howard County will host Ball State University and mascot Charlie Cardinal at their downtown offices as Ball State brings its Centennial Celebration to Kokomo. They will assemble literacy kits for local families, offer giveaways, and a selfie station in front of a special Centennial photo backdrop. You will find 75in5 information at the United Way office as well as several clue locations around downtown.
  • LeaderOne Financial will accept entries for a family night prize package that includes the game of Clue and a gift card for pizza.
  • The Snack Shack will be parked downtown and serving Angus hamburgers, walking tacos, nachos, coney dogs, pulled pork barbecue and root beer floats.
  • 306 Riverfront District will have tours of its luxury apartment community.
  • PF Hendricks & Co. will host live alpacas.
  • Vendors from the Kokomo Downtown Farmers’ Market will be inside Bind Café to promote and sell their products, talk with customers and announce the opening of the Winter Market General Store on Nov. 7. Lindsay Fisher from Wrangler and Friends will be there as well.
  • Stop in at Bohemian Tattoo Club, grab a cup of hot apple cider and enjoy the artwork of local artist Sam Prifogle. The evening will also include a live art fusion event.
  • Local musician Claire Radel will perform at Gingerbread House Bakery from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Marines will be on hand at Mo Joe’s Coffee Co. to collect new toys for Toys for Tots. They will be stationed at the coffee shop from 5 to 7 p.m. and all new toy donations will get a free drink card for use at Mo Joe’s.
  • View the art of Indiana University Kokomo professor Gregory Steel in his “Finding Peace” exhibit at the IU Kokomo Downtown Gallery.
  • Sound of Music will offer free ukulele lessons.
  • The Kokomo-Howard County Public Library’s lower level art gallery will feature art from the Kokomo Art Center and host a local author fair with Bind Café. The library will also have its Bookmobile parked on the northside of the Courthouse Square.
  • Mental Health America of North Central Indiana will offer a free workshop called “Emotions 101” at the library.
  • Artworks Gallery will have a holiday open house.
  • Stop in at Kingdom Cards & Games for a chance to receive a free deck of cards.

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