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Destination Kent


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201 E. Erie St.
Kent, OH 4420
United States

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Destination Kent


(??.? miles from you)

201 E. Erie St.
Kent, OH 4420
United States


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Why You Should Go...

Experience a full-service boutique hotel with modern accommodations, distinctive amenities, and personalized service within walking distance to downtown. Escape the ordinary and experience the extraordinary at the Ken

Craft beer lovers will find unique taprooms to unwind and enjoy exceptional local pours at three local breweries. Each offers a distinctive atmosphere, from pinball to trivia to an intimate gathering place in a beautifully re-purposed historic building that first opened as a church in 1858. 

Come for the beer. Stay for the fun. Kent hosts annual music festivals and outdoor events, and The Kent Stage is an award-winning historic theater and music venue.

Get close to nature and hike or bike through the Portage Hike & Bike Trails, explore the beauty and wildlife of the Cuyahoga River by kayak, canoe, or inner tube. Watch a family movie on the green, play a game of corn hole, or enjoy a leisurely swing in Kent's downtown pocket park.

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Why You Should Go...

Experience a full-service boutique hotel with modern accommodations, distinctive amenities, and personalized service within walking distance to downtown. Escape the ordinary and experience the extraordinary at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center.

Craft beer lovers will find unique taprooms to unwind and enjoy exceptional local pours at three local breweries. Each offers a distinctive atmosphere, from pinball to trivia to an intimate gathering place in a beautifully re-purposed historic building that first opened as a church in 1858. 

Come for the beer. Stay for the fun. Kent hosts annual music festivals and outdoor events, and The Kent Stage is an award-winning historic theater and music venue.

Get close to nature and hike or bike through the Portage Hike & Bike Trails, explore the beauty and wildlife of the Cuyahoga River by kayak, canoe, or inner tube. Watch a family movie on the green, play a game of corn hole, or enjoy a leisurely swing in Kent's downtown pocket park.

What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Access: Wheelchair, Public Transportation

Parking: Free On-site, Paid On-site, Street

Available: Self-Guided Tour, Café, Restaurant, Bar, Concessions

Extra Fun...

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Weekday metered parking 9:00am-5:00pm; paid parking garage available; on-street and large lot free parking nights and weekends.

Kent’s downtown district is easily walkable with vibrant way-finding and kiosk maps guiding you through the unique downtown. Enjoy self-guided walking tours and engage in public art as you learn about the history of industry within the downtown. Find walking tours at mainstreetkent.org/walking-tours

Fun Facts

For over 75 years, Ray’s Place, a local favorite, has been serving the infamous Mo Fo Burger. Michael Symon of the Food Network named it “The best thing I ever ate!”

The Kent Stage, in the heart of downtown, hosts live music concerts, plays, and film festivals. It was constructed in 1927 as a silent movie and vaudevillian theater and is the sole surviving downtown theater in the county.

There are numerous celebrities with roots in Kent; such as Chrissie Hynde, Michael Keaton, Drew Carey, Joe Walsh, Arsenio Hall, Lou Holtz and Jack Lambert.

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Why You Should Go...

Experience a full-service boutique hotel with modern accommodations, distinctive amenities, and personalized service within walking distance to downtown. Escape the ordinary and experience the extraordinary at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center.

Craft beer lovers will find unique taprooms to unwind and enjoy exceptional local pours at three local breweries. Each offers a distinctive atmosphere, from pinball to trivia to an intimate gathering place in a beautifully re-purposed historic building that first opened as a church in 1858. 

Come for the beer. Stay for the fun. Kent hosts annual music festivals and outdoor events, and The Kent Stage is an award-winning historic theater and music venue.

Get close to nature and hike or bike through the Portage Hike & Bike Trails, explore the beauty and wildlife of the Cuyahoga River by kayak, canoe, or inner tube. Watch a family movie on the green, play a game of corn hole, or enjoy a leisurely swing in Kent's downtown pocket park.

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What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Access: Wheelchair, Public Transportation

Parking: Free On-site, Paid On-site, Street

Available: Self-Guided Tour, Café, Restaurant, Bar, Concessions

EXTRA FUN

Insider Info

Weekday metered parking 9:00am-5:00pm; paid parking garage available; on-street and large lot free parking nights and weekends.

Kent’s downtown district is easily walkable with vibrant way-finding and kiosk maps guiding you through the unique downtown. Enjoy self-guided walking tours and engage in public art as you learn about the history of industry within the downtown. Find walking tours at mainstreetkent.org/walking-tours

Fun Facts

For over 75 years, Ray’s Place, a local favorite, has been serving the infamous Mo Fo Burger. Michael Symon of the Food Network named it “The best thing I ever ate!”

The Kent Stage, in the heart of downtown, hosts live music concerts, plays, and film festivals. It was constructed in 1927 as a silent movie and vaudevillian theater and is the sole surviving downtown theater in the county.

There are numerous celebrities with roots in Kent; such as Chrissie Hynde, Michael Keaton, Drew Carey, Joe Walsh, Arsenio Hall, Lou Holtz and Jack Lambert.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Kent Blues Fest

07/16/2022 - 07/16/2022

1:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Enjoy FREE live music at over 20 indoor & outdoor venues
throughout downtown Kent!
For schedule, visit https://www.kentbluesfest.com/

Enjoy FREE live music at over 20 indoor &a

Enjoy FREE live music at over 20 indoor & outdoor venues
throughout downtown Kent!
For schedule, visit https://www.kentbluesfest.com/

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Wizardly Weekend

07/22/2022 - 07/23/2022

8:15 AM - 10:00 PM

Downtown Kent is magically transformed for a fun-filled weekend for wizards of all
ages! Magically themed merchandise vendors and food. Putt Putt Golf around downtown, a 5 3/4K Fun
Run, Wobbly Wizard Bar Crawl, trivia, potion classes, costume contests, photo ops and much more!
Event details available at http://www.mainstreetkent.org/events/wizardly-world-of-kent/

Downtown Kent is magically transformed for

Downtown Kent is magically transformed for a fun-filled weekend for wizards of all
ages! Magically themed merchandise vendors and food. Putt Putt Golf around downtown, a 5 3/4K Fun
Run, Wobbly Wizard Bar Crawl, trivia, potion classes, costume contests, photo ops and much more!
Event details available at http://www.mainstreetkent.org/events/wizardly-world-of-kent/

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Art in the Park

09/10/2022 - 09/10/2022

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

A great weekend of art, artist demonstrations, live music, food, kids
interactive art activities. Fun for the whole family! Event details available at
http://www.kentparksandrec.com/annual-events/art-in-the-park

A great weekend of art, artist demonstrati

A great weekend of art, artist demonstrations, live music, food, kids
interactive art activities. Fun for the whole family! Event details available at
http://www.kentparksandrec.com/annual-events/art-in-the-park

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Art in the Park

09/11/2022 - 09/11/2022

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A great weekend of art, artist demonstrations, live music, food, kids
interactive art activities. Fun for the whole family! Event details available at
http://www.kentparksandrec.com/annual-events/art-in-the-park

A great weekend of art, artist demonstrati

A great weekend of art, artist demonstrations, live music, food, kids
interactive art activities. Fun for the whole family! Event details available at
http://www.kentparksandrec.com/annual-events/art-in-the-park

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Kent Rocks Music Festival

09/16/2022 - 09/16/2022

8:15 AM - 11:00 PM

Enjoy a variety of FREE live music at over 20 indoor & outdoor venues throughout
downtown Kent!
For schedule, visit https://www.kentroundtown.org/

Enjoy a variety of FREE live music at over

Enjoy a variety of FREE live music at over 20 indoor & outdoor venues throughout
downtown Kent!
For schedule, visit https://www.kentroundtown.org/

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Kent's Oktoberfest

09/24/2022 - 09/24/2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 AM

A great event for enjoying seasonal beer, German food from local vendors, live music
and German dancers!
Event details available at http://www.mainstreetkent.org/

A great event for enjoying seasonal beer,

A great event for enjoying seasonal beer, German food from local vendors, live music
and German dancers!
Event details available at http://www.mainstreetkent.org/

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Kent Rainbow Weekend

10/07/2022 - 10/08/2022

8:15 AM - 10:00 PM

Mark your calendars for October 7 & 8 as we throw Kent’s Rainbow Weekend! Join us
in celebrating the LGBTQ+ community and beyond with a bar crawl, art exhibits, storytelling, drag
shows, live music/DJs, workshop/training sessions and more.
http://www.mainstreetkent.org/events/kent-rainbow-weekend/

Mark your calendars for October 7 & 8

Mark your calendars for October 7 & 8 as we throw Kent’s Rainbow Weekend! Join us
in celebrating the LGBTQ+ community and beyond with a bar crawl, art exhibits, storytelling, drag
shows, live music/DJs, workshop/training sessions and more.
http://www.mainstreetkent.org/events/kent-rainbow-weekend/

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Festival of Lights

12/03/2022 - 12/03/2022

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Celebrate the holiday season in downtown Kent. Enjoy holiday lights, free hot cocoa,
carriage rides and watch Santa arrive by train right through the downtown!
Event details available at http://www.kentbiz.com/

Celebrate the holiday season in downtown K

Celebrate the holiday season in downtown Kent. Enjoy holiday lights, free hot cocoa,
carriage rides and watch Santa arrive by train right through the downtown!
Event details available at http://www.kentbiz.com/

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