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No Time for Winter Blues with Kent’s Hot List for Fun

Cool weather brings a hot list of fun activities to Kent, Washington. Concerts, hockey, wine tasting, ice skating and a holiday parade are among the reasons to explore Kent. Make your to-do list and book a memorable overnight stay at one of Kent’s convenient, affordable hotels. What will you do in Kent to avoid the winter blahs? Holiday activities Nov. …
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More Room to Play Outside in Kent This Fall

Smaller crowds and sunny days make Kent a terrific weekend getaway or day trip in the fall. Enjoy updated parks, outdoor dining, scenic trails and hotel availability in Kent – your basecamp for PNW fun. Here are a few reasons why you’ll want to play outside in Kent this fall: Playgrounds you won’t see anywhere else Climb a replica of …
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Summer fun is easy to find in Kent

June 15, 2023
Make summer memories in Kent with fun, easy-to-plan activities like these: Tap into tradition: Agriculture to adrenaline The Kent Valley has a long agricultural history. Enjoy an abundance of fresh produce, flowers and other products at one of the largest farmers markets in the area. Across town from the hardworking tractors are the horsepower-heavy motorsports at Pacific Raceways. The family-owned …
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Celebrate spring on Kent’s amazing trail system

March 21, 2023
Need another reason to test the trails? May is National Bike Month. Join the fun in Kent on the Soos Creek Trail, trails at local parks and the following interconnected trails. Kent Valley Loop Trails Five paved loop trails connect the Green River and Interurban Trails. The loop trails also access parks, ball fields, golf, downtown Kent, picnic tables, fishing …
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Winter in Kent is a Flurry of Fun Activities

January 2, 2023
Consider a winter weekend getaway to explore Kent for shopping, local sips and nationally recognized live entertainment.  Here are a few ideas to help you plan: Experience local art and culture Step out of the cold to enjoy events from Kent’s creative and quirky culture scene: January 14: Emerging Artists Juried Showcase, a new monthly event supporting teen artists January …
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End the Year with Festive Fun in Kent

November 21, 2022
Small Business Saturday kicks off a month-long focus on supporting local merchants. Visit often for holiday deals, handcrafted items, memorable gifts and seasonal food and beverages. Mark your calendar November 26: Small Business Saturday December 2-3: Kent Commons Holiday Bazaar December 1-26: Shop at Kent Station and vote for your favorite gingerbread house Kent’s annual winter welcome, Winterfest, arrives December …
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Enjoy Hot Drinks and Cool Events in Kent This Fall

September 22, 2022
Make way for music Nationally recognized artists will make their way to Kent this fall. Lamb of God (heavy metal), Gloria Trevi (Mexican pop) and Los Tigres del Norte (Latin Grammy Award winners) are scheduled at ShoWare Center.  Leave home early and have dinner before the concert at Taqueria el Sabor, Paolo’s Italian Restaurant or a stop on the Kent …
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You’ll get a kick out of Kent this summer

July 14, 2022
Summer is a great time for outdoor fun in Kent! Here are a few ideas: Outdoor play Become part of a life-size board game at West Fenwick Park. “Slides and Climbers” is a colorful replica of the vintage game with lots of slides and crawl spaces. The play area is ADA accessible. Choose your favorite water activity at Lake Meridian …
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Spring into Kent for trails, treats and raceboats

March 24, 2022
Consider the following activities for fun before, during and after spring break. If you’ve spent the last two years in fast food drive-thru lines and curbside to-go orders, reintroduce your kids to sit-down dining. Kent Food Trails includes a kid-friendly food trail where menus bring smiles and the environment is comfortable for all. Greet spring with a bike ride, run …
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Take on winter with Kent’s best comfort food

December 31, 2021
Add warmth to winter’s dark, chilly days with a spoonful of Kent’s best comfort food. Within the city’s global cuisine you’ll find tasty options from pho to po’boys, dumplings to macaroni and cheese.
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