Upcoming Events

Kent Black Squirrel 5K Running Club
June 17-July 29

Kent Parks & Recreation and Hometown Bank invite you to join the Kent Black Squirrel 5K Running Club! Every Sunday morning for 7 weeks, meet at Tannery Park and run approximately 3 miles along the beautiful Hike & Bike Trails to Downtown Kent. Enjoy perks at the day’s designated cafe or shop. This club is a great time to socialize, meet new people in the community, and relax with a beverage! All ages welcome!






Downtown Kent Sidewalk Sale
June 23-24

Get in on some great deals at these local shops (hours vary by location):
Carnaby Street Style, The Dragonfly, Erie Street Kitchen, FJKluth Art Gallery, Gracylane Kent, Groove-E-Juice, Haymaker Farmers’ Market (Sat. 9am-1pm only), Jabbour’s Apparel, Off the Wagon – for the young at heart, One Love Yoga Boutique, McKay Bricker Framing & Black Squirrel Gifts (Sat. only), Silver & Scents, Shop Sugar Rush, Troppus Projects, Troy Grille, Universitees at Kent State, And more to come!



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 Hotel Bar

The Franklin Hotel Bar is an upscale bar nestled away in the storied lower level of the Franklin Hotel. The plush bar features classic cocktails with the freshest ingredients, craft beers, fine wines and delicious small plate food offerings. It’s a perfect spot for an intimate evening out, Happy Hour with colleagues or before-and-after a show at the Kent Stage.

Check out their Slideshow!

 Featured Volunteers

Bob Mayfield

Bob is a reliable and truly dedicated volunteer for Main Street Kent. He has been a cheerleader for all that we do since the beginning. He volunteers his time for all of our events and jumps in with any task at hand!