Upcoming Events

11th annual Art & Wine Festival
June 3rd. Pop-up tents filled with local artists featuring glass, fiber, paint, jewelry, metal, drawing and other forms of art. Ohio wineries set up in the street, showcasing their best varieties of wine. The Hometown Bank Plaza stage filled with talented local musicians and their instruments. Small food trucks offering tasty street food for guests to savor while enjoying the day. Entry to the event is free; $20 payable at the event for a commemorative wine tasting glass and ten taste tickets.

Adopt-A-Spot Planting Day
Saturday, May 27th
Our downtown will be filled with beautiful flowers and hanging baskets the morning of May 27th. With the generous sponsorship and gardening of 30+ individuals, businesses and organizations, our flower beds will blossom with color throughout the summer. Freedom Lawn Care and K&M Gardens will help maintain all the fantastic work put into the beds and hanging baskets.

Main Street Kent


Kent, Ohio is a unique place. The downtown district 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 and is affiliated with the national Main Street and Heritage Ohio programs. Support is provided by the City of Kent, Kent State University, local businesses, and community members alike. Since Main Street Kent’s formation in 2006, dozens of new businesses have opened in downtown Kent, and a 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 year round events to creating public art projects, we are committed to making Kent, OH the best it can be!

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 Featured Business

Smithers Oasis

Smithers Oasis is the leading global manufacturer and marketer of floral foam, floral accessory products. Their worldwide network of facilities enables them to provide solution-based products, education, design techniques, and inspiration for florists and floral designers, while supporting the industry through long-standing partnerships. Our hanging baskets throughout the downtown are provided through their generous contribution to our Adopt-a-Spot program.

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 Featured Volunteer

Joelle Liedtke

Joelle co-owns and runs 4 Cats Art Studio on Main St. She has given her time and talents to creating signage and decorations for Kent Potterfest. Joelle also is a member of our design committee that is dedicated to the design and aesthetics of our downtown.