The Kent Chamber of Commerce will hold the Kent Sidewalk Festival is up and running, and will continue through Aug. 9

A variety of activities, entertainment, music, sales and more will be offered around downtown.

Kent Memorial Library will participate by offering a variety of activities: “A Passion for Poetry” from 11 a.m. to noon Aug. 7; an art exhibit featuring works by Steve Eazarsky from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Chess from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and a book sale, a car raffle and a quilt raffle from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 7-8; laughter yoga from 10 to 11 a.m., a kids’ carnival from 10 a.m. to noon, both Aug. 8; and a book sale, and a car raffle and a quilt raffle from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 9.