Upcoming Events

Kent Creativity Festival
Saturday, September 30th 11am-5pm
The 2nd annual Kent Creativity Festival provides an opportunity for people of all ages and skill levels to come together to create, share and explore the creation of all forms of art. Artists prepare and lead interactive creative activities that will engage and inspire visitors to explore their own creativity and participate in the joy and transformative power of making art and sharing it with others.  


Putt Around Downtown
Saturday, October 21st 1pm-4pm
Enjoy miniature golf at 18 of your favorite downtown businesses. Each hole will be uniquely designed by the individual business. Each ticket holder will receive a commemorative golf ball, chances to win prizes and a drink at the Venice at the final 19th hole where winners will also be announced.


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 Friends of Main Street Kent

For over 75 years, Ray’s Place has been serving up delicious food and great beer! With a fun and friendly atmosphere, Ray’s is a favorite to all who visit.

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 Featured Volunteer

Diane Feagain

Diane Feagain is a dedicated Main Street Kent volunteer, member of the Kent Community TimeBank, and staff member at the Haymaker Farmers’ Market. Many times throughout the year, you’ll see her in our Black Squirrel costume, posing for photos at Kent Oktoberfest, Family Friendly Halloween, and other events. It’s usually Diane inside that costume — rain or shine, hot or cold! We greatly appreciate her commitment and enthusiasm for our organization and adding the fun squirrel element to our events.