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Socially Distant Events in Kent

Kent Downtown Partnership Events

1st Ave Inside OUT: Open Air Dining & Marketplace

Saturdays 8:00 am - 8:00 pm through September 26, 2020

RSVP to Facebook Event by Clicking Here

1st Ave Inside OUT allows restaurants and retail shops to use sidewalks and the adjacent street as additional outdoor seating and marketplace.

We're closing the entire block on 1st Ave on Saturdays to provide additional capacity and social distance options to keep our community and business workers healthy!

Participating restaurants include Thai Chili, Wild Wheat Bakery & Cafe, Dogwood Lounge & Cafe, Rafiki Restaurant & Lounge and Afghan Kebab House Retail shops on 1st Ave will be open along with those on Meeker, Railroad Ave, and surrounding area. Come spend a few hours with us!

Parking: Titus Lot at the corner of Titus and 1st Ave -- will be FREE all day without time limits on Saturdays only.

1st Ave Inside OUT is a pilot program created through partnership of KDP, City of Kent and participating businesses. The program will continue based on public participation - so if you want to keep this, please share with your friends!

Thank you to our Sponsor Fikes Products & Services Home Depot Kent and Davis Door Service for your contributions.

Kent Station Events

Kent Station Poker Run

August 20 - September 3
WHAT: Support local businesses and help us raise funds for the Kent Community Partners, a group of amazing local non-profits serving Kent families

HOW: Click Here to buy in for $25 and you will get a player's card in the mail (or in person if you purchase it at the Fill the Bus event on August 20th!). Must show the player's card at
each of the participating businesses to get playing cards. You have two weeks from August 20th to September 3rd to visit the participating Kent Station businesses and get as many playing cards as you can. The more cards you get, the more chances you have to end up with the perfect poker hand - or hands!

A poker hand = 5 cards (no more, no less)
The best poker hand wins the grand prize of a $100 Kent Station gift card. There will be other prizes along the way so click here to keep an eye on the Facebook event.

Submit a photo of your final poker hand by emailing it to by Monday, September 7th. If we have a tie we will give extra points for each different business visited to help find the true winner! Each card will be specific to the business where you got it so that we can track...

WHAT ELSE: You'll get your first poker card just for visiting
the participating business. Click here for the list of participating businesses and to find out how you can get more cards and enjoy special discounts around Kent Station

WHAT ABOUT THE MONEY: We will donate the profits to the Kent Community Partners through the Kent Community Foundation to help them continue the amazing work they are doing in our community.

The Poker Run begins the same day as Fill the Bus! Click here to learn more and please donate school supplies AND enjoy a meal at Johnny Rockets as the kick-off to the fundraiser! Mention the fundraiser at Johnny Rockets on August 20th, they will donate 20% to the cause

First ever Cigar Social evenings at Kent Station

September 2, 9 & 16 | 5 - 9pm
Click Here for the Facebook Event

It's free to attend -- please support Kent Station businesses
by purchasing food, beverages and, while you're in the neighborhood,
do a little shopping, make an appointment for a massage, etc...
The Reds Wine Bar patio will be expanded out into the parking lot to provide plenty of space to follow Covid guidelines while enjoying a relaxing evening out with friends (plenty of parking right across the street in the parking garage or on the other end of the parking lot, enter by LOFT/J.Jill)

Bring Your Own CIGARS if you wish - but we are working with a local cigar vendor who will be there to hand-roll cigars for you and who will teach you all the things about cigars and how to find your favorite.

Bring Your Own CHAIR so you can relax by one of the fire pits or coffee table seating areas - five max per group, each area will be separated per social distancing guidelines. Some chairs will be available but we encourage you to bring your own! First come first served...

Bring your own CHUMS to visit with in one of the five - person max seating areas. More than 5 in your group? Click here to send an email to reserve two seating areas next to each other. No cost but we ask for a minimum purchase of 1 glass of wine/port/beer per friend (that'll be easy!) and will reserve the area(s) for 1.5 hours max.

Reds Wine Bar will have Port, beer and wines that pair well with cigars plus a limited menu with delicious appetizers and entrees to enjoy while you smoke your cigar and visit with friends. Order from one of the Reds servers or go inside to order at the bar.
In the mood for pizza from MOD or Mama's? Burgers from the RAM or Johnny Rockets? A margarita to go from Agave? Chowder from Duke's? (we could go on and on!) You're welcome to grab food and beverages to go from any Kent Station restaurant and bring it into the cigar social lounge. Thank you for supporting our businesses!
We will have cornhole boards set up and electronic darts (which will be sanitized between groups)

Don't like cigar smoke? No problem! The Reds patio will be a designated non-smoking area so you can enjoy the ambiance and fun without the smoke
Please drink responsibly. Kent Station will provide a cold bubbly for your DD
Please wear a mask unless you are eating, drinking or, well, smoking a cigar!
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