Upcoming Events

On Sunday, April 23rd, Main Street Kent will host its third annual “Seven Courses of Kent” dinner party in downtown Kent.  This special event will take place at Laziza, where guests will enjoy a delectable seven-course meal comprised of dishes from seven Kent eateries. Guests will enjoy soup, sushi, main courses, salad and more. Each course will be paired with a beer or wine selection. Sponsored by Instantwhip Foods and Heidelberg Distributing Company.

Get ready for a funky reggae party in Kent! On April 21st, head downtown for Kent’s Reggae, Island & Jam Band Music Festival. Enjoy feel-good reggae rhythms and other island sounds at 14 downtown venues. Check out www.kentreggaejam.com for a complete schedule and musician bios. This is a FREE event — no ticket purchase required. Music starts at 4:00pm and lasts all evening at some of your favorite downtown businesses, including local bars, restaurants and coffee shops.  Brought to you by our friends at Crooked River Arts Council. Presented by Wayside Furniture.

About 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

Group Ten Gallery

Group Ten Gallery is an artist’s co-op featuring Eva Ellis, Jeff Fauser, Judy Gaiser, Carolyn Lewis, Dan Lindner, Dino Massaroni, Bill Peck, Carol Tomasik, and Larry Walker. Located on E. Erie St. and open Monday-Friday 9am -5pm and Saturday’s Noon – 5pm.

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