Upcoming Events

Kent Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 23rd noon-10pm
Join us on Franklin Ave. for German food, seasonal beer, live entertainment, German dancers, and of course, Hans the Squirrel! At the event entrances, commemorative Oktoberfest beer mugs will be for sale; for $10, event-goers can purchase a mug with one beer ticket. Additional beer tickets will be available for $5 each.


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.  


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

Spaten has been a leading exporter of German beer for more than a century. For four years in a row, they have been the lead sponsor for our Kent Oktoberfest! We are so grateful for their continued support!

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 Featured Volunteer

Michelle Sahr

Michelle is the owner of Off the Wagon, Kent Cheesemonger and Red Letter Days. She has been a part of Main Street Kent since the beginning. She always brings amazing energy and creative ideas to the table. She is a true asset and valued member of our organization!