• How Fast is Your Black Squirrel?

    How fast is your black squirrel? Find out at the "Running of the Squirrels." Get in the race!

    On Saturday, October 20th, Main Street Kent is having a black squirrel race down the hill on Main Street (from DePeyster to Water) -- right before the KSU Homecoming Parade lands in downtown Kent. The winning squirrel will take home $500. (OK, they're actually imprinted ping pong balls. Still fun though, right?) Winner need not be present to win. Proceeds will benefit Main Street Kent.

    Get your squirrels today!

    One Squirrel - $5

    Five Squirrels - $20

    Fiftten Squirrels - $50

    Squirrels can be purchased at Off the Wagon, McKay Bricker Framing & Black Squirrel Gifts, or on the Main Street Kent website. Call Main Street Kent at 330-677-8000 with questions.

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  • Main Street Kent and Acorn Alley present the Sheryl Crow, Los Lonely Boys, O.A.R Concert Sept. 8th!

    On Saturday, September 8th, Kent State University's Dix Stadium will be flooded with people who want to see Sheryl Crow, Los Lonely Boys, and O.A.R. The concert begins at 7pm, but the fun starts at 4pm with some serious tailgating. Food and drink will be available for purchase, as local businesses will be set up to offer samples and to sell their goods. It's a great opportunity to get a taste of Kent, all in one place! It's an even greater opportunity to make a weekend of it and get a real feel for all of the growth Kent has seen over the past few years!

    Tickets to the concert are available at Ticket Master and can be purchased at the Kent State ticket office.

    Come in the night before, and see a show at The Kent Stage. Get some dinner at the new Mediterranean restaurant Laziza, or one of the classics, Ray's Place, or Taco Tonto's. Check out the renowned Haymaker Farmers' Market on Saturday morning from 9am-1pm and explore all of the new shops and the 19th Annual Art in the Park (free admission and parking, at Fred Fuller Park). There's so much to do and see in Kent these days. You can even take a kayak down the picturesque Cuyahoga with Crooked River Adventures! However you decide to do it, enjoy Kent.

    The concert is a celebration of the Centennial Campaign, a scholarship for Kent State University students. Main Street Kent and Acorn Alley are proud to partner with the Kent State Foundation for this concert.

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