Upcoming Events

Kent Beatlefest
February 22

Enjoy FREE live Beatles and British Invasion music during the 6th annual Kent Beatlefest! Over 20 bands will perform  at 18 downtown locations. Brought to us by our friends at Crooked River Arts Council and Wayside Furniture.

Kent Mardi Crawl
March 2
Tickets on sale NOW

Main Street Kent and ABITA Brewing Company present the 2nd annual Kent Mardi Crawl! The event starts at Venice Café, where attendees will check in between 5-8PM to pick up crawl “passes,” Mardi Gras themed giveaways, and enter a raffle. Meet up with friends and have fun pictures taken in costume, then head out on the town, collecting Mardi Gras beads, masks, and other festive items along the way! A generous portion of proceeds will benefit the Ben Curtis Family Foundation.

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

Erie Street Kitchen

Erie Street Kitchen, located inside the Venice Cafe, brings farm fresh local produce from your favorite artisan suppliers and farmers to downtown Kent for the finest in hot chicken, one of a kind sides, and seafood fun.

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 Featured Volunteers

Bethany Hammond

Bethany is a dedicated volunteer and is a member of our Marketing Committee. She was one of the lead people to put together our first Kent Up Close video, a project we are so proud of and happy to continue. She is the Community Manager at Each + Every located on N. Water St. We’re grateful to have her as a part of our team!