Sidewalk Festival to kick off in Kent
The Kent Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Kent Sidewalk Festival Aug. 6-9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Kent.
The event will take place on Main Street and vicinity.
Festivities will include music at three locations on the afternoons and evenings of Aug. 7-9, "Cheeseburgers in Paradise" Aug. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Backcountry Outfitters, exhibits by Kent Historical Society and Connecticut Antique Machinery Association, special sales by retail merchants, kids' games and entertainment, the library book sale, a pig roast, fire truck rides, antique machinery and car displays, art exhibits, a wellness fair, gardening workshops, handicraft demonstrations, a treasure hunt and more.
The library will offer a special 10 percent discount on any purchase of $10 or more Aug. 6-9. The sale will be open Aug. 6 from noon to 5 p.m., Aug. 7-8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Aug. 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
New this year will be a sidewalk mural challenge for families based on the theme "Get Creative@Your Library" Aug. 8 at 10:30 a.m., with chalk provided by the library and prizes to be awarded.
For more information, call (860) 927-1463 or visit www.kentct.com.