Upcoming Events

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!




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

Erie Street Kitchen

Erie Street Kitchen brings farm fresh local produce from your favorite artisan suppliers and farmers to downtown Kent for the finest in hot chicken, one of a kind sides, seafood fun, and a creative sharable toast section with accouterments. Located inside The Venice, it’s sure to become one of your favorite places to eat!

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 Featured Volunteers

Mike Beder

Mike is a long-standing volunteer for Main Street Kent. He is a member of our Board of Directors and helps in the planning of numerous events such as 7 Courses of Kent, Restaurant Week, Ugly Sweater Tavern Trek and Oktoberfest. His business sense, experience and knowledge make him a huge asset to all that we do.