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Locals Love Local

Let’s show the LOVE for our local guys! It’s more important now than ever for our community to shop, eat, and drink local – choose local FIRST!

Beginning Aug. 1, visit four downtown businesses and get a FREE “Locals Love Local” ceramic mug*! Choose any four on – two retailers and two food/beverage places. Then fill in the locations & dates on your “Locals Love Local” postcard (printable below) and pick up your free mug! Postcards and mugs available at Popped!, Off the Wagon, Squirrel City Jewelers, Tree City Coffee or Handcrafted. Post pictures with your new mug on social media with #localslovekent to show your Kent pride!

*Promotion begins August 1, 2020; while supplies last. One mug per person, please. Self-reporting of purchases may include online transactions.


Many of our local eateries are offering carry out and delivery options, as well as indoor and outdoor dining. Please contact businesses directly through phone, websites and/or social media for up-to-date information. This info will continue to change frequently. Thank you for supporting our local businesses. We all need to be in it for the long haul!


Most of our downtown shops have reopened, and many are still offering delivery, curbside pickup and gift cards, too. Please contact businesses directly through phone, websites and/or social media for their latest updates, including special shopping hours for higher-risk customers. Thank you for supporting our local businesses. It means more now than ever — so think small and local first!

Public Art

Downtown Kent is filled with public art of many types. Check out the fun bike racks, poetry wrapped utility boxes, painted murals, bronze sculptures, and more while enjoying the outdoors. At every turn, you’ll discover something interesting — some in the most unexpected places. Walk along the river, streets, and alleys of Kent for a free art show like no other!