Creative in Kent

August 16, 2017

Travel shouldn’t just be about visiting a place. It’s about creating an experience. Tap into the lively art scene in Kent, Washington.

Are you ready for some football? Kent is the place to catch the action. Take in a Seahawks-themed car show, meet up with friendly fans to watch a game, or kick-off your trek to the stadium with some Kent tailgating.


HAWKtoberfest 2017. Celebrate the Seahawks at Kent’s annual car show Saturday, Sept. 24. It’s free and fun for the whole family. Enjoy Seahawks-themed cars, a live DJ, kids’ activities and more. Sponsored by the Kent Downtown Partnership.


Catch the fun 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Meeker Street in historic downtown Kent.


Game-day viewing. Want to watch the game with fellow 12s, delicious food and tasty game-day beverages? Kent has several hot spots to cheer the Hawks. Here are just a few:


  • Gator’s Sports Bar and Grill. Thirty-one HD flat-screen TVs bring you all the on-field action. Looking to throw a viewing party or celebrate a special occasion? Gator’s is happy to accommodate.


  • JP’s Taproom. When you root for the local team, enjoy some local fare. This taproom prides itself on serving fresh, local and healthy food, along with a huge selection of Northwest (and beyond) beer and wine on tap for thirsty fans.


  • Mama Stortini’s at Kent Station. A roomy bar, delicious food and array of beer, wine and signature cocktails add up for a big win. You’ll really score on Sunday game days. Mama Stortini’s offers happy hour all day.


Prefunc in Kent. If you’re going to the game, make Kent Station your food and drink destination. Toast the team with something tasty from Agave Cocina and Cantina, or grab some pregame fuel from Dilettante Mocha Cafe.


Leave the car in the adjacent parking garage and skip the downtown Seattle gridlock and crazy parking prices. King County Metro and Sound Transit offer hassle-free transportation options from Kent to downtown Seattle, including special Seahawks trains for select games.


Serve up some tasty Seahawks treats. If home is where you cheer on the Hawks, dazzle your guests with Seahawks-themed cookies and cakes. Sweet Themes Bakery specializes in custom treats that will win over fans of all ages.


Pumped up? Find out more about all there is to see and do in Kent.