Upcoming Events

Kent Xtinguish Torch Fest
June 20, 4-9pm

This is the 50th anniversary of the famed Cuyahoga River Fire that forever cemented the title “Burning River.” Kent will commemorate with live music, food vendors, environmental agency exhibits, river themed activities, and a ceremony celebrating the hard work of the Kent community in preserving the river for future generations.






Kent Heritage Festival
July 6, 9am-11pm

The Kent Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting this year’s 24th annual Kent Heritage Festival. Complete with live music & entertainment, food vendors, crafters, children’s section, classic car show and of course fireworks at 10pm! Bring the family and come to downtown Kent. Come hungry, meet up with old friends and enjoy a day full of food and fun.


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

Kent Historical Society & Museum

The Kent Historical Society brings educational programs to schools, businesses and civic organizations and work on projects like the preservation of Pioneer Cemetery, the Main Street Kent revitalization program, and historic preservation projects in the community. Open Fri & Sat 9am-2pm and is free & open to the public!

Check out their slideshow!

 Featured Volunteers

Mike Lewis

Mike currently serves on our Board of Directors and Executive Committee as our Treasurer. He is a long standing, dedicated volunteer for our organization. He is always supportive in all we do and works tirelessly on event days. We love his giving spirit, dedication to the community and his sense of humor.