Upcoming Events

49th Annual Brunch Bunch
Thursday, November 23rd, 8:00am
Join in the giving at this year’s Brunch Bunch, Portage County’s famous live auction charity fundraiser. Held at the Kent State University Hotel, enjoy endless coffee, cider and donuts. Proceeds to benefit area food programs – Kent Social Services Hot Meals, Center of Hope Hot Meals, The Ben Curtis Family Foundation and Coleman Adult Day Services.




Ugly Sweater Tavern Trek
Saturday, December 9th, 5:00pm

Enjoy tasty Great Lakes Brewing Co. beers on a fun holiday trek around downtown Kent. Start at the Venice Cafe: pick up your trek pass and special cup between 5pm and 8pm, and enter the Ugly Sweater Contest.
Visit participating locations at your leisure and enjoy discounts on Great Lakes beers along the way! (No minimum requirement on number of locations visited or beverages purchased.)


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

Carnaby Street Style
Carnaby Street Style brings affordable, dynamic, and trendy clothing, jewelry and accessories to downtown. Stop in for fantastic gifts or to add great additions to your closet!

Check out their Flipagram!

 Featured Volunteers

Michelle Hartman

Michelle Hartman is an amazing, generous volunteer for the city of Kent. Not only does she give countless hours to Main Street Kent, she helps many organizations including Kent Social Services, Brunch Bunch, Roosevelt athletics, and others to accomplish their missions. Michelle has a “get it done” attitude and is a key player when it comes to getting great things to happen in the city of Kent — including the Dan Smith Community Park. She has a deep rooted love for Kent and helps keep our city thriving. We appreciate all she does for our organization and the many others who are working to make Kent a great place!