Summer fun is easy to find in Kent

June 15, 2023

Looking for somewhere new when you visit friends in Seattle? Seeking a hidden gem as you road trip through Washington state? Kent has a full summer schedule of live music, festivals and activities. All in a convenient, scenic location.

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 track opened in 1960 and hosts hot rods, dragsters and car shows throughout the summer.

Summer fun is easy to find at events that are favorites of Kent residents and longtime visitors alike:

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Enjoying roasted corn at Kent Cornucopia Days in Kent, Washington

Soak in the summer sounds

Outdoor performances are a great way to enjoy PNW summers. The City of Kent offers a concert series with three main events, including family-friendly entertainment. A big country music show is coming to town July 8, and there’s live music every Friday at the golf course pub.

Photo of family at Kherson Park interacting with Space Rover.

Have fun with the kids

Add some fun to summer vacation with stage shows, an immersive illuminated art experience and a new space-themed park. All for free!

Check out all the things to do in Kent and use the events calendar to plan a visit. Don’t forget to book a stay at one of these convenient, affordable Kent hotels.