Cajun Fest returns from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 in downtown Kent. COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Kent Downtown Partnership

Cajun Fest returns from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 in downtown Kent. COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Kent Downtown Partnership

Cajun Fest returns to downtown Kent in August

Aug. 17 event will feature Cajun culture, music and cuisine

The 3rd Annual Cajun Fest, a vibrant celebration of Cajun culture, music and cuisine, will return on Saturday, Aug. 17 to downtown Kent.

The free event, presented by the Kent Downtown Partnership, will run from 2 to 7 p.m. at Burlington Green Yangzhou Park, 201 E. Meeker St.

“This annual extravaganza promises to immerse attendees in the rich traditions of Louisiana with delicious food and drink, live music that’ll have you dancing and a community spirit that’ll warm your soul,” according to the Kent Downtown Partnership.

The festival will include:

• Live zydeco and blues music: Experience the soul-stirring rhythms and melodies that define Louisiana’s musical heritage. The lineup includes Swamp Thang, Zydeco Locals, America’s First Corp Band (leading the Second Line Parade), Lady A and Bayou Envie.

• Authentic Cajun cuisine: Indulge in a variety of Cajun dishes from Altha’s Cajun Spices, food trucks and food stands offering everything from gumbo to po’ boys, ensuring a true taste of the Bayou. Featured food includes: Creole Soul, Po Boys n Tings, The Man BBQ, Where ya at Matt, Al’s Sausage, Jerk an Tingz, Puddin’ Cakes, Home Bites, Dirty Cajun Balls and All City Ice Cream.

• Beer garden: Savor local beverages provided by 2 Towns Ciderhouse, of Corvallis, Oregon; and Logan Brewing, of Burien, as well as selections of Washington wines in the beer garden.

• Artist & maker stalls: Discover unique creations from local artists and makers, featuring everything from handmade candies to original artwork.

• Kids area: A designated space where younger attendees can enjoy entertainment designed just for them.

• Second Line Parade: Join in the lively Second Line Parade, a cherished tradition in Cajun culture where participants dance and celebrate in the street.

For more information, visit downtownkentwa.com/event/cajun-fest-24/.

The Kent Downtown Partnership is a 501(c)(3) organization serving the Kent community since 1992. Its primary focus is revitalization and investing in the success of the Historic Downtown District.


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