Shop Small for the Holidays

Saturday, November 26 (and every day!)

Small Business Saturday was created to encourage consumers to shop locally, in person and online, at small businesses during the holiday season. We encourage you to support our local businesses during the holidays and all year long! 

SHOP TIL 8PM: These awesome local businesses will be open for evening shopping on Sat., Nov. 26: Dirty Skate Co., Flourish Plant Market, Hippie Fox Rocks, Kent Sportswear, Last Exit Books, Off the Wagon, Popped!, Red Letter Days, Silver & Scents, Squirrel City Jewelers, Sue Nelson Designs, Troppus Projects

RIDE THE TROLLEY: Hop on Polly the Trolley‘s Downtowner Route, which starts running at 4:30pm, to explore some of your favorite restaurants, breweries, and entertainment locations! Park at the PARTA garage on DePeyster and your trolley ride is FREE! (Otherwise, it’s just $2.)



KENT Ornament (sold out)

Main Street Kent partnered with Emu Tile to create a custom KENT ornament for the holidays! Designed by Lesley Sickle of Main Street Kent, the ornament is a tribute to the tree city and is made of red clay with a wood grain impression and our city name included in the design. This year’s ornament is SOLD OUT.

For those who ordered ornaments, pick-up options are:

– Sat., Nov. 26, noon to 3pm at Troppus Projects, 141 S. Water St.
– Wed., Nov. 30,  noon to 5pm at Main Street Kent, 154 N. Water St.

Elf Hits Downtown

November 26-December 17

Find the MSK Elf in any 10 of these downtown businesses between Nov. 26 – Dec. 17, then enter online for a chance to win The Kent Card. Find all 24 for a GRAND PRIZE entry! From all entries, we’ll have a random drawing of 20 lucky winners & 1 grand prize winner on Dec. 19. So grab a bite to eat, do some shopping, and enjoy hunting for the MSK Elf while visiting our downtown businesses!

Holiday Window Decorating Contest

November 25-December 5

Take a stroll through downtown Kent and have your kiddos vote for their favorite decorated window! In the spirit of giving, we will monetarily award the top 3 favorite window displays! Help us decide by casting a vote on one of the ballots and return it to ballot boxes located at Flourish Plant Mkt. (113 S. Water St.), Popped! (138 E. Main St.) or the Main Street Kent Lobby (154 N. Water St.)

Participating Businesses:
Barflyy, Barrio Tacos, Belleria Pizza & Italian, Each + Every, Flourish Plant Mkt., Hippie Fox Rocks, Hometown Bank, Kent Cycle, Kent State Hotel, McKay Bricker Framing, Off the Wagon, Pita Pit, Popped!, Red Letter Days, Squirrel City Jewelers, Sue Nelson Designs, Townhall II, Tree City, Troppus Projects