People dine outside in downtown Kent in 2020 along First Avenue between Gowe and Titus streets. COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Kent Downtown Partnership

People dine outside in downtown Kent in 2020 along First Avenue between Gowe and Titus streets. COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Kent Downtown Partnership

Friday Night Market coming up July 23 in downtown Kent

First Avenue South to be closed to vehicles for pedestrian-oriented marketplace

The Inside Out Friday Night Market will be hosted from 5 to 8 p.m. on July 23 by the Kent Downtown Partnership (KDP).

First Avenue South will be closed to vehicles to create a pedestrian-oriented marketplace.

“This summer is going to be full of fun activity in downtown Kent,” said Gaila Haas, KDP executive director. “This is our first Friday night market and we’re excited! There will be over 30 artists and vendors, plus our fantastic shops and restaurants. The night market, along with the Saturday markets, are sure to offer a bit of something for everyone.”

The marketplace will come alive welcoming friends and neighbors to join in celebrating and cultivating vitality in charming historic downtown Kent. Downtown restaurants and bars will offer both indoor and outdoor dining and retail shops, artists and vendors will use sidewalks and the adjacent street for a dynamic marketplace.

Parking is available at the corner of West Titus Street and First Avenue South. Parking is free and without time limits during this event.

Sponsors and partners of the event include the city of Kent, 4Culture, Edward Jones, Republic Services, I Love Kent, Tents and Party Rents and downtown Kent’s merchants. For more information visit downtownkentwa.com or email info@kentdowntown.org

The Kent Downtown Partnership is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. The mission of the KDP is to strengthen commerce and promote growth in historic downtown Kent through programs and events that celebrate our unique and diverse community and culture.




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