Media Room

Whether you’re a journalist or a blogger, a local looking to explore your home turf, or a visitor who wants to learn more, these resources will make you a Kent expert.

Press releases

We’re constantly communicating with the media to share all the exciting things happening in Kent. See our latest news distributed by Visit Kent.

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Spring into Kent for trails, treats and raceboats March 31, 2022

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In the news

There’s a lot happening in Kent, and we’re not the only ones talking. See what others have to say about innovation, sports, bites and brews, and more.

2022 Collapse Where to play golf and mini-golf in Seattle, March 29, 2022
Kent’s Macrina Bakery selling cookies to help Ukrainian bakery, March 22, 2022
Latin music icon Gloria Trevi announces US tour, visiting over 40 cities, March 21, 2022
What’s it like to be a mascot? March 7, 2022
Where to watch hockey if you didn’t score Kraken tickets, March 1, 2022
Cozy Crawls and breakfast ideas, February 16, 2022
Downtown Kent Cider & Ale Trail set for March 11, February 8, 2022
Harlem Globetrotters slam-dunk on Seattle, January 21, 2022
Hear master guitarists at International Guitar Night, January 20, 2022
Meeker Street Nerd Party set for Feb. 26 in downtown Kent, January 10, 2022 2021 Expand Winter road trip idea, December 31, 2021
15 new ways to have fun in the new year, December 28, 2021
Here’s where to find Seattle’s best places to go ice skating, November 29, 2021
Kent’s holiday tree lighting and parade set for Dec. 4, November 22, 2021
Upgrades and expansion mark a milestone for Airways Brewing, October 25, 2021
Fall fun in Kent, October 15, 2021
Best Seattle-area outings with preschoolers and toddlers, October 12, 2021
There’s a newly renovated park in Kent, September 23, 2021

 

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Facts & accolades

Learn more about what makes Kent unique. And check out some of the accolades we’ve received. 

  • City size: 34 square miles
  • Population: 127,100
  • Sixth largest city in Washington state
  • Nearly 140 world languages are spoken in Kent-a reflection of our diverse shops and restaurants
  • Kent has more than 70 park facilities, ranging from 4,300 square feet to more than 160 acres
  • Kent is home to several distinguished businesses: Amazon, Blue Origin, Boeing Space and Defense, Flow International, Hexcel, Oberto Sausage Company and one of only five Starbucks roasting plants in the world
  • Conveniently located 18 miles from Seattle and Tacoma, and less than 13 miles from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
  • Kent was originally named Titusville before it was incorporated in 1890. It was the second city incorporated in King County
  • During the 1880s, Kent received most of its income from the production of hops
  • Kent was known as the Lettuce Capital of the World during the 1920s and ’30s
  • The Boeing Kent Space Center is where lunar rovers for the Apollo mission were built
  • The Kent Valley Loop Trails system contains more than 30 miles of biking trails
  • In 2019, Kent won landmark status for Boeing’s moon buggies, preserving Washington state’s history of lunar exploration
  • Since 2017, Kent has ranked in the top 10 of the most culturally diverse cities in the U.S., and in the top three among mid-sized cities
  • In 2011, Kent was named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise Alliance, the nation’s largest partnership organization dedicated to youth and children

Visit Kent brand

Kent is undiscovered and unexpected. This vibrant and diverse community offers a bounty of places to explore, inviting spots to dine and drink, and easy connections to Pacific Northwest points of interest and adventure.

Kent is a unique experience…with a brand all its own. A brand that represents our people, parks, businesses, history and more.

We know you’ll want to share your Kent experience. When you do, we ask you download and use our brand guide for reference to ensure cohesive use of the Kent brand.

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