Kent Sidewalk Festival

  • j Main Street and Route 341, Kent, CT
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Thursday August 2 through Sunday August 5, 2018


The dog days of August? Not in Kent! If your idea of fun is great sales, fabulous food, toe-tapping tunes and jaw-dropping vintage cars, Kent is the place to be the first weekend of August. 

Running from Thursday, August 2 through Sunday, August 5 this year, the Festival is free and offers super-sized retail therapy as well as entertainment for the whole family.

Kent’s unique and charming shops offer not-to-be-missed sales that include Rolling River Antiques, Main Street Antiques, Koblenz & Co. Antique & Estate Jewelry, The Covered Wagon Country Store, Bella Jewelers, the Fife ‘n Drum Gift Shop, Foreign Cargo, Terston Home Accents & Apparel, Sundog Shoe & Leather and Pantages Gems & Jewelry.  Annie Bananie General will have Sakura Blade and Tool Sharpening at the store each day of the festival and Henna by Elyse on Friday and Saturday.  Ace Hardware will hold a “Green Tent Sale” and a “bucket sale” to raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. 


Health enthusiasts will appreciate Choose Different’s Yoga Trapeze Demo and W. Rhythm Fitness’ Pilates/Barre class demo in front of David Gavin Salon at the Kent Town Center on Saturday afternoon.  Learn about the healing powers of doTerra Essential Oils & Stones at Chestnut Woodworking in the Kent Barns area on Thursday. Kent Yoga & Bodyworks will offer a big savings for first time students at their 9:30 AM yoga class on Friday and Saturday.

Hungry? Check out the fabulous food offerings at our numerous eateries!   In addition, the Kent Town Center will have Bees Knees Ice Pops on Sunday and Stosh’s Kettle Corn will have fresh popped kettle corn on Friday & Saturday at the Kent Station Pharmacy.

Kent Park & Recreation will hold their final Free Summer Concert on Thursday at 6 PM at the Kent Town Hall featuring “Joint Chiefs” whose tight harmonies and loose attitude appeals to music lovers of all ages. On Saturday afternoon, “Heather & Tobias” will play acoustic music on the porch of the Kent Station Pharmacy.

For the kids, just some of the fun includes Imagination Playground™ blocks for kids to play with and face painting on Saturday on the Golden Falcon Lot, Main Street. There will be fire truck rides on Saturday, provided by the Kent Fire Department. The Kent Memorial Library’s Junior Room always has activities for kids and adults alike to enjoy. More details about all the events will be available on this page on August 1.

St. Andrew’s Church will hold its Annual Tag Sale on Friday and Saturday at the Parish Hall rain or shine. Early Bird Buying on Friday from 8:30 to 10:00 AM ($10 charge). No admission fee during regular hours on Friday and Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM, Sunday 11:30 to 2:30.

Make sure to stop by the Kent Memorial Library for their Annual Book Sale and to purchase raffle tickets for a 2003 BMW Z4 Roadster. The Chess Court will be alive with chess enthusiasts from amateur to experienced levels. Relax and stroll through the KML Gallery to view the mixed media exhibit “DUET:Lynn & Ron Jones”. The library also has a Summer Reading Program for Adults and their Great American Read (PBS). Open on Sundays from noon to 4 PM through August 19.

The 8th Annual Kent Car Show takes place on Sat. Aug. 4 from 4 to 8 PM on the Kent Green.  Drive in to check out the vintage cars and enjoy some music and great food.

Other happenings include the Kent Art Association’s “Clothesline Art Sale” on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. On the Golden Falcon Lot on Main Street, support Kent’s non-profit organizations by stopping by and visiting their booths. The Kent Volunteer Fire Dept. will hold CPR classes on Sat. at 11 AM and Sunday at 1 PM and the Kent Quilters will sell their handmade items to raise money for the Department. The Kent Historical Society will have their information booth on the lot as well as hold a Tag Sale at the Swift House (on Route 341) on Saturday. Kent Land Trust will have a booth with information & trail maps plus locally made soap for sale to raise funds for their organization and a “pop-up” bubble wand activity.


We look forward to seeing you in Kent!

There will be fun for all four days!  RAIN OR SHINE!  Parking is available on the street and on the Kent Green property.

Enjoy the pictures (below) of last year's festival and car show.

10 North Main Street, Kent, CT 06757