Upcoming Events

Wizardly World of Kent
July 28th, 10am-8pm

This free event is an opportunity for wizard and magic fans of all ages to come together and enjoy the wonders of downtown Kent! Many downtown businesses and organizations will offer activities (some fee-based), special merchandise, and themed menu items in the spirit of the event. Over 100 merchandise vendors and 14 food trucks/vendors will line the streets, making for a magical day in downtown Kent!




Dog Days of Summer
August 18th, 11am-4pm

The Madonio Family Animal Welfare Trust proudly presents the 4th Annual Dog Days of Summer! Bring the whole family and well-behaved 4-legged friends downtown for a celebration of man’s and woman’s best friend. Enjoy food, craft beer, live music, the Eddye & Bill White’s Strut Your Mutt Dog Parade, pet booths, giveaways, dog contests (including best dressed), the unveilling of the Buddy Sessions Top Dog Contest winner, and a whole lot more!



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

Venice Cafe

Since 1941, generations of residents, students and visitors have enjoyed the Venice Cafe for its authentic ambiance, great drinks, delicious food and more. Enjoy food from Erie Street Kitchen, play pool or pinball  for a fun night out with friends and family.

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 Featured Volunteers

Rob Spano

Rob has been an amazing volunteer for our Wizardly World of Kent event! He always jumps in to help wherever needed. He has become a huge asset to the preparation and set up of this event.