Upcoming Events

Kent’s Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 22nd, noon-10pm

Enjoy live music, polka dancers, German inspired food and seasonal beer.
Be sure to grab a picture with Hans the Squirrel! Free entry. $10 for one commemorative beer mug and one beer ticket. Additional beer tickets $5 each. Non-alcoholic beverages available from food vendors.





Kent Better Block
Saturday, September 29th, 11am-6pm

Kent Better Block is an event to celebrate and envision the bright future of N. Water St. Enjoy this free event which will include pop-up shops, food trucks, community activities and improved gathering spaces.




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

Ray’s Place

for over 75 years Rays has served up fantastic food and an array of beers in a fun, friendly environment. Stop in for their famous Mo-Fo burger, play a round of pool, catch a game or hang out for a drink with friends. Be sure to check out their German fare this Saturday at Kent’s Oktoberfest!

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 Featured Volunteers

Abby Greer

Abby is the founder and program director for the Kent Community Time Bank. She is a long standing dedicated volunteer for our organization and has a passion for giving back to the Kent community.