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People enjoy a day in downtown Kent on October 5, 2023.

Elf Hunt brings holiday twist to local business support

Chloe Wilson-Henline, Reporter December 4, 2023

People will have a chance to win as much as a $500 gift card to businesses in downtown Kent starting Dec. 1 if they participate in Main Street Kent’s Elf Hunt. A Main Street Kent elf is placed in...

Main Street Kent celebrates Oktoberfest

Andrew Bowie, Reporter September 24, 2023

Main Street Kent hosted Oktoberfest on Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. featuring live entertainment, German food and a variety of beer. Local businesses really brought the life to the event.  Bell Tower...

The German Family Society Dancers show the audience polka dancing on Sept. 24, 2022. The crowd cheered and clapped along as the music played.

Downtown Kent set to host Main Street Kent’s Oktoberfest Saturday

Andrew Bowie, Reporter September 22, 2023

Restaurants, bars and stores are preparing for Main Street Kent’s Oktoberfest event set for Saturday.  The event will take place from noon to 10 p.m. on the Hometown Bank Plaza, where live music,...

Kent Rocks music festival back in town for the weekend

Skylar Edington, TV2's Reporter September 18, 2023

The Kent Rocks festival brings almost eight hours of rock and roll music across downtown. The lineup had more than 30 artists at over 20 venues. The festivities started at 3 p.m. and wrapped up around...

Clean Up Kent Days to maintain downtown Kent clean

Joe Malbin, TV2's Reporter September 18, 2023

In efforts to maintain the city clean, Main Street hosts "Clean Up Days" a few Saturday's a year. The goal is to clean the littering and graffiti in the city while connecting with the community and making...

Randy Crider vends his art outside MadCap Brew Co. in Kent during Main Street Kents Crafty Crawl Aug. 27, 2023

Main Street Kent’s second Crafty Crawl showcases local artists

Adriana Gasiewski, Staff Reporter August 28, 2023

This year’s Crafty Crawl featured everything from colorful crochet stuffed dinosaurs to wooden six pack containers meant to hold beer – but it's the items with imperfections that attract the most attention. MadCap...

Children and parents participate in the annual Putt Around Kent on May 6, 2023. Businesses across downtown Kent like Hippie Fox Rocks set up mini-golf holes for golfers to try their hand at.

Putt Around Downtown turns Kent into a miniature golf course

Grace Springer, Editor-in-Chief May 7, 2023

Main Street Kent hosted their annual “Putt Around Downtown” event Saturday, drawing visitors from near and far to local businesses. The event had 25 participating businesses that set up themed miniature-golf...

Main Street Kent hosts annual 5k run

Abigail Forbes, TV2 Special Assignment Reporter April 22, 2023

Main Street Kent hosted its annual MSK 5K run Saturday. Despite the rainy conditions, participants were able to join in for a fun run and walk that started and ended on the Portage Hike and Bike Trail...

Chocolate Walk in downtown Kent sells out

Chloe Cornely, Reporter February 12, 2023

Over 200 attendees from across Northeast Ohio participated in the Main Street Kent’s Chocolate Walk Saturday afternoon after tickets for the event sold out. More than 32 local businesses served sweet...

Main Street Kent to host Chocolate Walk Event

Chloe Cornely, Reporter February 9, 2023

Locals will travel from business to business collecting chocolate-themed treats during Main Street Kent’s Chocolate Walk on Feb. 11 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Although the event is sold out, Executive...

One of the pride flag banners on the Main Street bridge shown vandalized.

Pride flag banners vandalized in downtown Kent

Alton Northup, Staff Reporter October 14, 2022

Several pride flag banners hanging on the Main Street bridge in downtown Kent were found vandalized Thursday. The banners were on display for just a week as part of Main Street Kent’s Rainbow Weekend,...

Randy Horvath playing at Home Town Bank Plaza during the Art and Wine Festival on June 4, 2022. Randy was the first musician of the day to take the stage.

Main Street Kent’s Art and Wine Festival returns for first time since 2019

Berkeley Chadwick, Reporter June 5, 2022

After a two-year hiatus, Main Street Kent’s Art and Wine Festival returned to downtown at noon on June 4, 2022. Attendees poured onto the closed North Water Street and enjoyed the many amenities lining...

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