Upcoming Events

First Snow at the Kent Stage
Saturday, December 16th, 8pm
First Snow brings the spirit of Christmas & the music of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra to life as an amazing show for all ages. First Snow focuses on the musical precision & elegant rock show that Trans-Siberian Orchestra is known for. This is an exciting, family friendly & unique Christmas music experience!




Kent Jaycees Polar Express
December 9-17th

Wear your pajamas and climb aboard The Polar Express for a Christmas adventure! The Polar Express is a family friendly event hosted by the Kent Junior Chamber of Commerce for a few exclusive dates in the month of December. Join them as they open up their Train Car to over 200 children (40 per session for multiple sessions) for an evening of crafts while enjoying snacks and hot chocolate. Then children gather around Santa as he reads The Polar Express, followed by a chance to meet with Santa, take a picture and of course leave with a silver bell.


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

Red Letter Days
The perfect shop for writers, readers, and artists! With a unique and fun assortment of stationary, pens, markers and gifts, make it a stop along your holiday shopping!  Visit their new location at 144 E. Main St.

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 Featured Volunteers

Allan Orashan

Allan has been a long standing volunteer for Main Street Kent. He is always willing to pitch in with many of our events and is our “go-to” guy for graffiti clean up. He has a love and passion for keeping Kent beautiful!