Upcoming Events

Kent Jaycees Polar Express
December 14-22

Wear your pajamas and climb aboard the Polar Express! Join the Kent Jaycees as Santa reads Chris Van Allsburg’s popular book; enjoy freshly-baked cookies, hot chocolate, and Christmas activities in the Marvin Kent Train Car located on Franklin Ave!

A Merry Kentmas
December 20-22

Grab your family and friends and join Standing Rock Cultural Arts for an hour of your favorite holiday tunes! Hot chocolate, cookies, and more will also be available for purchase. All proceeds from this is a kid-friendly event benefit The Stage, a nonprofit theater company for middle-college youth.

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

Treno Ristorante

Treno serves classic Italian cuisine featuring pasta, steaks, and seafood as well as a full bar all conveniently located in downtown Kent’s historic train depot. Enjoy their festive decorating for your next holiday gathering or just dinner for two!

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 Featured Volunteers

Suzy Tremaine

Suzy is one of our newest volunteers. She has jumped in and is embracing giving to the Kent community. She helped with this year’s Better Block event and our most recent Ugly Sweater Tavern Trek. We are thrilled to have her as part of our team!