Hit the Links in Downtown Kent During the Annual Putt Around Downtown Event

On Saturday, Oct.15, downtown Kent will be transformed into a miniature golf course for the “Putt Around Downtown” event. Main Street Kent is hosting this unique, family-friendly event where each participating business will create a custom miniature golf hole for participating golfers to play. Complementary light snacks and refreshments will be provided along the way, and participants are encouraged to complete the course at their leisure, stopping to enjoy some lunch, drinks and/or shopping during the round. The event will run from 1-4 p.m., with an awards presentation and drinks to follow at the “19th Hole” – the Venice Café. Tickets are $15 per golfer or $50 per foursome. All golfers will receive one raffle ticket to enter in the prize drawings, and additional raffle tickets will be awarded for hole-in-one shots earned along the way. A limited number of tickets are available at www.mainstreetkent.org/#/putt-around-downtown/4590812279.

The fun will begin at the Destination Kent Visitor Centre (located at 201 E. Erie St.), where participants will check in and receive a commemorative golf ball, scorecard and course map – then the tournament will start. Each group will be sent off to their starting hole (like a shotgun tournament), then after completing all 18 holes, meet back up with all of the other golfers at the “19th Hole” for a celebratory drink and awards celebration with lots of prizes! Putters will be provided at each participating “hole”/business. Prizes will be awarded for the most creatively dressed group, lowest score, highest score and more. All participants will be entered in a raffle to win rounds of golf, golf balls and other great prizes. Grab the kids or a group of friends and hit the links in downtown Kent! Stick around afterwards for some delicious food at the new Erie Street Kitchen, located inside the Venice Café, too.

The 18 “holes” of Putt Around Downtown include 157 Lounge, Belleria Pizza & Italian Restaurant, blue / A Goodwill Boutique, Carnaby Street Style, Destination Kent Visitor Centre, Downtown Gallery, Dr. V & G’s Sauce Shack, FJ Kluth Art Gallery, Gateway Footwear, Hall-Green Agency, Kent Cheesemonger, The Local Public House, McKay Bricker Framing & Gifts, One Love Yoga Boutique, Popped!, Rise & Shine Café, Scribbles Coffee Co. and Zephyr Pub. The generous sponsors of the event include Hall-Green Agency, Portage Community Bank and Stow-Kent Family Entertainment.

This is an all-weather event and tickets are nonrefundable. If you have any questions or would like more information, call 330-677-8000 or email info@mainstreetkent.org.

Main Street Kent is a nonprofit organization focused on the revitalization of downtown Kent. It is an affiliate of the national Main Street program and the Heritage Ohio program.