It may lack the warm weather of Mardi Gras in New Orleans but Kent’s new “Mardi Crawl” is looking to bring a little Mardi Gras flavors, sights and sounds to Kent this Friday, February 9th.
This new event is being sponsored in part by Main Street Kent and the Venice Cafe. Here’s the details from the Main Street web site:
Join us for the first ever Kent Mardi Crawl!
Friday, February 9th. Participants will check in at the Venice Cafe (163 W. Erie St.) between 5pm and 8pm to pick up their bar crawl lanyards and passes, Kent Mardi Crawl t-shirts, and to participate in a fun costume contest.
Then, visit as many bars as you wish throughout the night, and get your pass punched at each one (no purchase required); if you visit at least 5 of the 10 participating locations, drop your pass in the contest entry box at Water Street Tavern (132 S. Water St.) for a chance to win one of our great prizes!
Drawing will be held on Mon., Feb. 12th. This is an all-weather event; no refunds.
Proceeds will benefit Main Street Kent, with a portion designated to Freedom House, a transitional housing facility for homeless Veterans.
Get your tickets here.