Main Street Festivals in Kent, Ohio
Several events take place during the year in downtown Kent, Ohio, located outside of Cleveland and Akron. You will want to stop here on your visit to Ohio because of the great vibe that this town gives off. First, this college town offers many activities for young professionals. Here are two of their upcoming Kent Ohio festivals, check the website for other events throughout the year. The first is an art & wine festival, coming up this weekend, and the second takes place later in the month of June.
Other than those two events, the town of Kent offers other events throughout the year, such as Oktoberfest, Rainbow Weekend in March, and Wizardly weekend in July. Stay tuned for additional information on other upcoming events.
Art & Wine Festival
2022 Dates: June 4th 12pm-9pm
From their press release:
Join us for the Art & Wine Festival in downtown Kent, presented by Hometown Bank, The Portager and Acorn Alley! We’re featuring 13 Ohio wineries, over 50 local artists, 7 live music acts, 4 delicious food trucks/vendors and 2 tasty snack makers on N. Water St., from the Hometown Bank Plaza to Portage St. Live music will be performed at the Hometown Bank Plaza and on the Brewhouse Pub patio. Free entry! Pets are not permitted, per city ordinance. Please note: DORA beverages are not permitted inside event area due to liquor licensing laws. Also, wine purchased at event may not be taken outside event area with the exception of unopened bottles of wine purchased as “carry out” from winery booths.
TICKETS will be available for purchase at the event; $20 for a wristband, commemorative tasting glass and ten taste tickets. ($1 each for additional taste tickets.) Cash ONLY!
Crafty Crawl Festival
Date: Saturday, June 25, 2022: noon-5:00pm
From their press release:
We’re excited to be partnering with Bell Tower Brewing Co., MadCap Brew Co., North Water Brewing Co., and Zephyr Pub for the first ever Crafty Crawl on Sat., June 25. Each location will feature craft beers and a variety of local arts and crafts vendors, showcasing a total of 60 artists and dozens of delicious craft beers that day! There will be live music and food trucks at select locations, and Crafty Crawl canvas shopping totes available for just $5, with a limited quantity available at each stop. During the Crafty Crawl, participants can enter a grand prize raffle at each location. (Visit all four locations, get four chances to win! No purchase required.) Three prizes valued at $250 each will be raffled off after the event, on Mon., June 27. Prize bundles will include local brewery swag and $100 Kent eGift Cards.
*All photos and logo provided by the Kent Main Street Organizers
So, for more information on events in the area, you can visit nearby Akron. Here is our list of things to do in Akron.