RecWellcome Back

Events on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2024

Haymaker Farmers’ Market Trip with the Kent State of Well-being

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Franklin Ave in downtown Kent 
Did you know Portage county’s oldest producer’s only farmers market is right in your backyard?! Take a free trolley, scoot, bike or walk downtown to shop locally with the Kent State of Well-being at the Haymaker Farmers' Market.  Stock up on yummy prepared foods, locally grown fruits and veggies, fresh cut flowers, roasted coffee, handmade soaps, art and more! Meet us at our blue and gold Well Hut tent between Korb and Wright Hall to hop on the free trolley, get a free Spin bike and scooter lesson or go on a guided walk downtown. Walk around to learn about the local farming community and meet friendly local makers. Free shopping bags to carry your great finds while supplies last!    

Kayaking and Tubing with Adventure Center 

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Tannery Park in downtown Kent 
The Adventure Center will be offering free kayak lessons and river tubing at Tannery Park (near the Farmer’s Market).  Learn kayaking skills or take a leisurely float down the historic and beautiful Cuyahoga River on an inflatable tube. Friendly Adventure Center staff will be there to assist you. Enclosed shoes or sandals with a back strap are required. 

Open Skating at the Ice Arena

1:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Kent State Ice Arena 
Stop by the Ice Arena to enjoy some ice skating on the main rink.  Skates will be available to rent at no charge on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

RecWellcome Back Party 

5 – 7:30 p.m. at the Beverly J. Warren Student Recreation and Wellness Center 
Come experience lots of games, activities, prizes and fun at the Beverly J. Warren Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Activities include food trucks, rappelling from the indoor track, archery, rock climbing, sand volleyball, basketball, DJ patio party and more! Tours and free equipment orientations will also be available to help you become familiar with the SRWC. Participants will receive a passport to use for chances to win prizes including t-shirts, water bottles, hammocks, gift certificates and more!  

Dive-In Movie: TBA

Movie Choice Rating Form

8 – 10:30 p.m. at the Natatorium in the SRWC 
Join us for an evening of fun at the RecWellcome Back Dive-in Movie at the SRWC Natatorium.  Immerse yourself in an unforgettable experience.  You will not want to miss the excitement as we project the movie, creating a magical atmosphere in the water. Swim, float, and relax while enjoying this box office hit! Fantastic snacks will be available to add to the fun. Be a part of our world for this special evening and invite your friends. Share the excitement on social media and let us make a splash together at the RecWellcome Back Dive-In Movie.   This event is limited to the first 400 people.