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AT COLLEGE TOWN KENT

Just moments from Kent State University, College Town Kent is centrally located in the heart of the historic

district and features a blend of regional and local boutiques, restaurants and service providers.

College Town Kent is on the doorstep to many signature events throughout the year including the Heritage Festival,

Folk Festival and Masterpieces on Main Wine & Art Festival. From music and dancing to outdoor dining and events,

College Town Kent is an integral part of the community and the ideal place to shop, dine and play.

DAN SMITH COMMUNITY PARK

Join us for the Dan Smith Community Park Concert Series, presented by College Town Kent! Live music from area bands every Friday in July and August from 6-8pm plus a special performance from 7-9 on Friday, July 14 for the Kent Blues Fest!  Free and fun for the family brought to you by College Town Kent!

Located beside Bricco, the Dan Smith Community Park is a community park featuring gathering areas, swings, a small stage and a free library all nestled in the heart of Downtown Kent!

DAN SMITH COMMUNITY PARK

Join us in the summer for the Dan Smith Community Park Concert Series, presented by College Town Kent! Live music from area bands every Friday in July and August from 6-8pm. Free and fun for the family brought to you by College Town Kent!

Located beside Bricco, the Dan Smith Community Park is a community park featuring gathering areas, swings, a small stage and a free library all nestled in the heart of Downtown Kent!

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2021 CONCERT SCHEDULE

Fri. June 11  Bob Niederriter Duo

Fri. June 18  QS Jazz Trio

Fri. June 25  The Railshakers

Fri. July 23   Grady Miller

Fri. July 30   Dirty Shirleys

Fri. Aug. 6    Hot Potatoes

Fri. Aug. 13  732 The Electric Duo

Fri. Aug. 20  Skip and BC

Fri. Aug. 27  The Mick and Rick Band

Kent Blues Fest - Saturday, July 17

Erin & The Chill Factors | 4-6 pm

The Greasy Boys  | 7-9 pm

PARKING

In all downtowns, studies have shown that the peak time uses for office, retail, restaurant and hotel tend to vary. Kent’s downtown will provide a mix of parking options, some short term, some long term, some free, some paid. Some will be restricted at certain times. Parking facilities include the PARTA garage (360 spaces), the development’s central parking area (dedicated to office users during weekdays, open to public evenings and weekends), hundreds of on-street parking spaces and other public lots on the periphery of the development. College Town Kent supports a “Park Once” philosophy- we want you to visit, sit, stay, shop, dine and play all in one trip! Or better yet, walk, ride your bike or utilize PARTA’s regular service throughout the great Kent community!

VISITOR'S GUIDE TO PARKING IN DOWNTOWN KENT

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER

Stay Within Walking Distance of Local Bars, Restaurants, Shops, and Galleries

As the only independent boutique hotel in Kent, OH, Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center delivers luxury accommodations and a high-quality experience for guests. Even more, our convenient location adjacent to Kent State University campus ensures that campus visitors can access everything the university has to offer. Experience local dining, shopping, and culture mere steps away from the hotel’s front doors. When you return, enjoy a meal at our on-site restaurant, Nineteen10.