Upcoming Events

Clean Up Kent
April 27, 9am-noon

Time for spring cleaning in the City of Kent! Come to the Destination Kent CVB/Visitor Centre to pick up supplies and choose a spot on the map for your group to work. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut (on us — while they last) then head out to Clean Up Kent!




First Friday Art Walk
May 3

Join us for the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Kent! All participating galleries and businesses will stay open until at least 7pm on the first Friday of each month, from April-December! Enjoy refreshments, view artist demonstrations and participate in activities throughout the downtown district. Visit at least 4 of the participating businesses and enter to win a raffle prize from a different location each month!


About Main Street Kent


Kent, Ohio is a unique place. Our downtown is filled with shops, restaurants, bars, live music, and a vibrant community of artists and creators. Main Street Kent is a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization, promotion, beautification and preservation of downtown Kent. Support is provided by the City of Kent, local businesses, and community members alike. Since Main Street Kent’s formation in 2006, dozens of new businesses have opened in downtown Kent, and hundreds of new full-time and part-time jobs have been created. We are proud to be a part of a vibrant and thriving community. From hosting events year round to creating public art projects, we’re committed to making Kent, OH the best it can be!

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 Featured Friend of Main Street Kent

Davey Tree Expert Company

Davey Tree is one of our Adopt-a-Spot sponsors, supporting our beautiful hanging baskets. Their employees and staff also pitch in for our Clean Up Kent events. They are a company dedicated to giving back and beautifying our community.

Check out their slideshow!

 Featured Volunteers

Larrie King

Larrie is the Creative Director of Glyphix Studio and works closely with the School of VCD’s top performing students, guiding them to create design solutions for organizations. He has working on numerous design projects with us as well as an Adopt-a-Spot volunteer. We love Larrie’s creativity, spirit, sense of humor and his dedication to helping us keep downtown looking good!