Upcoming Events

Kent Potterfest
Saturday, July 29th noon-9pm
A fun event for Harry Potter fans of all ages! Activities will include costume contests, magic shows, vendors, photo booths and more. Acorn Alley will transform into Diagon Alley for the day, and local businesses will offer crafts, activities and treats in the spirit of the event. Come enjoy a magical day in downtown Kent – this event is FREE ! (Note: some activities are donation-based and will benefit local children’s charities.)

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.

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 Friend

Kent State Hotel and Conference Center

Stay in the heart of downtown at this boutique style hotel. The Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center is providing the finest in accommodations, superb dining, libations and meeting facilities all adjacent to the Kent State Campus. The Nineteen10 Restaurant and Lounge also offer a host of specials and events for guests and the community.

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 Featured Volunteer

Alyssa Mazey

Alyssa works in the International Programs and Education Abroad Department at Kent State University. She is a new volunteer at Main Street Kent and is an invaluable asset to our Kent Potterfest planning committee.