Main Street Kent Presents Third Annual International Festival

Pictured is a view of downtown Kent where the annual International Festival, hosted by Main Street Kent, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 14, from noon to 7 p.m.Main Street Kent will host the third annual International Festival in downtown Kent on Saturday, Sept. 14, from noon to 7 p.m. Admission to the event is free. Event goers can purchase a variety of ethnic cuisine, including Chinese, Polish, Indian and more. The Kent Jaycees will be selling bratwurst and German beer at the plaza. North Water Street will be closed from Main Street to Columbus Street for the event.

Attendees can pick up their “passport” at the Main Street Kent booth to take an excursion “Around the World.” Local businesses and restaurants will have international offerings to experience at each stop on the passport. Art exhibits, food samples and crafts from Greece, India, England, Vietnam, Japan, Nepal, Ireland, Italy, China, Germany, Mexico and Peru will be included.

Live music and dance will be featured at the Hometown Bank Plaza, with Woodsy’s providing sound for the all-day event. While the entertainment schedule is not yet finalized, visitors can expect to see Celtic music, Native American dance, Mediterranean guitar, Japanese dance, African drums, Bavarian brass music, a Chinese dragon dance and more. The event will end with a sky lantern release and drumming session at the Hometown Bank Plaza. The entertainment schedule will be posted at the Main Street Kent website closer to the date of the event:

This event is generously sponsored by College Town Kent, Hometown Bank, Kent State University, NEOMED and PARTA.

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

POSTED: Monday, September 2, 2013 - 12:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 9:20am
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