Upcoming Events

Month of Aug

It’s social scavenger hunt time! Grab your mobile device and explore downtown Kent during the month of August — hunt for answers, take photos and videos along the way. Accumulate 50 points and win a Main Street Kent GO! drawstring backpack (limited to 100 winners; one prize per person, please). Accumulate 100 points and you’ll be entered in a prize drawing for $250 in gift cards to downtown Kent businesses.

Kent International Festival
Sept 7, 11am-4pm

Enjoy live multi-cultural performances at the Dan Smith Community Park and many downtown businesses will participate in a Passport Excursion, offering activities and food/beverage samples from the countries they choose to represent during the event.

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

Franklin School of Dance

Franklin School of Dance is a premium dance studio in Downtown Kent, Ohio providing recreational dance lessons for ages 4 and up. They offer a fun, nurturing environment for children, teens and adults of all skill levels.

 Featured Volunteers

Kelly Dietrick

Our Featured Volunteer this week is Kelly Dietrick, owner of Troppus Projects who brings her talent, tireless creativity and passion for the arts to Main Street Kent.