Upcoming Events

25th Anniversary Block Party
Friday, August 18th 6-9pm
The Haymaker Farmers’ Market 25th Anniversary Block Party (Franklin Ave. between Erie & College St) will celebrate their founders, vendors and community. Food from Roll Call Burgers & Fries and The Square Scullery food trucks, and a MadCap Brew Co. beer tent. Popsmith is bringing gourmet local fruit ice pops, and The Jon Mosey Trio is going to help rock the night away!

Dog Days of Summer
Saturday, August 19th 11am-4pm
Stop by the Hometown Bank Plaza for a celebration of man’s and woman’s best friend. Enjoy live music, food trucks and family activities. And be sure to join in the fun with your pet for a dog parade and best dressed costume contest! This event is sponsored by The Madonio Family Animal Welfare Trust and The Burbick Foundation.

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 program and Heritage Ohio. 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

Taproot Catering provides delicious catering prepared by leading chef and owner Brian Bower and his esteemed team of highly skilled chefs. When arranging your event – weddings, corporate events, luncheon, beer tasting or garden party – they guarantee an experience perfectly aligned with your expectations.

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The Brimfield Insurance Group provides insurance and financial solutions to more than 2000 individuals, families, and businesses in the area. They are committed to building a strong relationship with their customers through practical solutions and excellent service. Check out their Flipagram!

 Featured Volunteer

Nikki Dech

Nikki is the Assistant Store Manager and Interim Trade Book Manager at the Kent State University Bookstore. She joined our Kent Potterfest planning committee last year and helped with this year’s event as well. She also co-ran the “Night Bus” at both Kent Potterfest events. We are thrilled to have her dedication and love of all things Harry Potter to help plan these events!