Live Music, Car Show, Walking Tour and more!

There are always lots of fun things to do in the summertime in and around Kent. This weekend we’ve got live music, festivals, historical walking tours, museums, open houses and much more, many of them free. Check out this week’s selection of great summer activities.

Thursday, August 18

Third Thursday Art Night
Rusty Raven Studio
4 PM – 7 PM

Adventure Run
Road Runner Sports – Kent Station
5 to 8 PM

S.O.A.K.S. and “Fill the Bus”
Kent Station
5 PM – 8 PM

Thursdays at the Lake
Live Music – The Ryan Shupe Band
Lake Meridian Park
7 PM to 8:30 PM

Friday, August 19

Annual Neighborhood Summer BBQ
Stafford Suites, 112 Kennebeck Ave. N.
5 PM to 7 PM
RSVP to 253-850-0333

KDP Wine Walk
Downtown Kent
5:30 PM Registration
5 PM – 8 PM Event

Saturday, August 20

Kent Farmer’s Market
2nd Ave. between Smith and Meeker Streets
9 AM – 2 PM

Bowen Scarff Classic Car Show
Bowen Scarff (1157 Central Ave. N., Kent)
9 AM – 3 PM

Sausage & Cider Fest
17649 SE 240th St., Covington
3 PM – ???

Des Moines Farmer’s Market
Des Moines Marina
10 AM – 2 PM

Neely-Soames Homestead Open House
5311 S. 237th Pl. (along Green River Trail)
10 AM – 2 PM

Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum
5917 S. 196th St.
10 AM – 4 PM
(free admission this day only)

Mill Creek Neighborhood Historic Home & Garden Walking Tour
Starts at Kent Museum (855 E. Smith St., Kent)
10 AM – 4 PM

Corks and Canvas
Reds Wine Bar – Kent Station
11 AM – 2 PM

LFL Conference Championships
ShoWare Center
3 PM – 9 PM
Games at 3 PM and 6 PM. Doors open at 2 PM.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
St. James Church, 24447 94th Ave. S., Kent
7 PM – 8:30 PM

Live Music: Steve Olson
Reds Wine Bar
8 PM – 11 PM

Sunday, August 21

Green Kent Work Party – Blackberry Removal
GRNRA, 21250 Russell Road S., Kent
9 AM – Noon


Dana Neuts

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