Upcoming Events

Kent International Festival
September 8th, 11am-4pm

Join us at the Dan Smith Community Park for live entertainment, photo ops and pick up a $5.00 “Passport” for our downtown Passport Excursion.
Visit participating local businesses for a cultural tradition from various countries.




Art in the Park
September 8th 10am-6pm & September 9th 11am-5pm

The 25th Annual Art in the Park Festival, held in Fred Fuller Park, is a unique opportunity for the entire family to experience art through a variety of mediums. Professional and youth artists will display and demonstrate their work while featured performers provide music throughout both days. Free admission and free parking. Enjoy live performances, music, food and children’s activities!



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


Corral is located at 6689 State Route 43.  It is the perfect space for a birthday or anniversary party, bridal or baby shower, family reunions and more. It is a quaint facility with a great outdoor space for your next get together!

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 Featured Volunteers

Larrie King

Larrie is the Creative Director at Glyphix Studio. Along with teaching and practicing as a freelance designer, Larrie is also a painter and illustrator. He and his team of students have worked with our Design Committee on banner projects and Larrie volunteers his time for our Adopt-a-Spot program and cleaning up graffiti. He’s dedicated to keeping our downtown beautiful!