Things to Do

From miles of trails and acres of green, to one-of-a-kind attractions, and destinations to satisfy your palate and arty side, there’s no shortage of things to do in Kent.

Explore & experience all this vibrant & diverse city offers, year-round

Experience dining that will take you around the globe and feed your need for locally sourced Northwest fare. Taste award-winning beer, wine and spirits made in Kent. Spend a night on the town, or a day on family-friendly bike trails or a sandy shore. Cheer sports champs in action, or nurture your competitive spirit on the court, ice, water or trail. Shop upscale retail, or search for the unique and antique.

Family shopping for fresh produce at Carpinito Bros. in Kent, Washington

Discover an artist on the rise. Taste sugar-sweet corn fresh from the fields. Get up close and personal with a high-speed powerboat. Or learn how hops put a small town on the map in the 1800s. You can do all that and more in Kent.

From first-run movies to top-notch live performances and a nearby casino that never sleeps, there’s no shortage of entertainment in Kent. And with easy access, plenty of parking and ticket prices that won’t take a toll on your wallet, Kent is the perfect spot to enjoy a concert, film and more.

Band performs at accesso ShoWare Center (Photo by Christine Mitchell)
Kayaking on Lake Meridian in Kent, Washington

Feed your adventurous spirit in Kent. From watersport fun, to miles and miles of biking trails, and dozens of multi-use parks and urban forests, Kent offers loads of opportunities to explore and experience the great outdoors.

What’s on your list? From upscale designers to upcycled goods, and specialty items for the cook, crafter, athlete and gift seeker, Kent has what you’re in the market for.

Shopping at Kent Station in Kent, Washington
Tacoma Stars game at the accesso ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington

Whether you’re a fan, fanatic or weekend warrior, Kent is a mecca for spectators and athletes of all levels. Watch a championship hockey team take the ice. Catch a semi-pro soccer match. Listen to the squeal of rubber at Pacific Raceways. If you’re more a doer than a watcher, Kent offers loads of opportunities to get active—including the region’s only indoor pickleball courts.