Kent Sidewalk Festival set for August
The Kent Chamber of Commerce will present the Kent Sidewalk Festival Aug. 4-7 in downtown Kent.
The Kent Park & Recreation Department will present the last in a series of free summer concerts on the lawn at Town Hall on the opening night of the Sidewalk Festival, Aug. 4.
The concert, which will run from 6 to 8 p.m., will feature Mojo Nectar, a reggae band.
Special activities for children throughout the festival will include a balloon artist, games and activities sponsored by Club Getaway, as well as the annual sidewalk chalk mural contest sponsored by the Kent Memorial Library and face painting at the Fife ’n Drum Gift Shop.
Other activities include henna tattoos at Terston; product tastings at the new Covered Wagon Country Store; knife sharpening, “Cheeseburgers in Paradise” night, caricature drawings and local musician Tom Hanford at Backcountry Outfitters/Annie Bananie Ice Cream; contests, free gluten free cookies and homemade shopping bags at Rolling River Antiques; and music by local guitarist Levon Ofgang at the Kent Station Pharmacy.
The Kent Farmer’s Market will be open Aug. 5 from 3 to 6 p.m. and Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with music by the Falls Village Fiddler & Friends Aug. 6.
The fifth annual Kent Car Cruise Night will be held Aug. 6 at 4 p.m.
For more information, visit www.kentct.com.