Upcoming Events

End of Season Celebration
October 23rd, 6-9pm

Celebrate the End of the Season with the Haymaker Farmers’ Market vendors and friends at MadCap Brewery! The Haymaker Farmers’ Market is truly a community effort and it wouldn’t be possible without the hard work and support of so many people. They need their farmers, bakers, and makers of all kinds. They need their customers, musicians, the support of the city, the volunteers, artists, and many more – and it’s time to celebrate!





Family Friendly Halloween
October 26th, 5-7pm

Join us for our annual Family Friendly Halloween in downtown Kent! Trick-or-treat at the downtown businesses from 5-7pm, enjoy games and activities at the Hometown Bank Plaza, and check out the Kent Jaycees haunted train car! Stop at the gazebo on Franklin Ave. for a fun photo opportunity, and stay for the costume contest at the Hometown Bank Plaza at 7:15pm!




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

Water Street Tavern

Water Street Tavern features $2 happy hour drinks every day from open until 9 p.m., and holds live concerts every Wednesday and Friday night. The kitchen now serving fried chicken, tenders, waffle fries, donuts and coleslaw!
*Rooftop patio seating available

Check out their slideshow

 Featured Volunteers

Jeff Clapper

Jeff joined our team of volunteers during this year’s Wizardly World of Kent event. He has become a reliable and truly appreciated volunteer, always willing to help no matter the task. He has a kindness and dedication to giving back to the Kent community.