Halloween tends to bring out a few revelers in downtown Kent so I figured it was worth noting what the plans are for Halloween in Kent. It turns out that this year Halloween (October 31) falls on Saturday and the Mayor has announced that Trick or Treating for children will occur on Saturday from 3 pm to 5 pm. So if you have kids of Trick or Treating age late Saturday afternoon will be candy time in the neighborhoods. If you wish to share treats with the little goblins and ghouls, please turn on your porch light.
OCTOBER 31, 2009
From 5 pm to 8 pm on Halloween night, Main Street Kent (in partnership with Kent State University and the Kent Jaycees) has planned Family Fun Time in Downtown Kent. For Family Fun Time participating downtown businesses will be opening up their doors and handing out candy while kids of all ages are invited to submit their carved pumpkins for the 2nd annual Jack-O-Lantern contest. Main Street Kent has arranged for holiday crafts for kids, a costume contest, party games, temporary tatoos and even pumpkin carolers. Here’s the Main Street link with all the details on the Family Fun activities.
OCTOBER 24, 2009
Kent Parks and Recreation is also sponsoring their annual Halloween Family Fest on Saturday October 24th in Fred Fuller Park. That’s one week before Halloween and the other downtown events so be sure to write the date down. Here’s a summary of the Kent Parks and Recreation event:
|Date:||October 24, 2009|
|Time:||1:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Location:||Fred Fuller Park on Middlebury Rd in Kent, Ohio|
|Fee:||$5.00 / child $1.00 / adult|
|Sponsored By:||Kent Parks and Rec, Kent Kiwanis, Pita Pit|
|Description:||2nd Annual Halloween Family Fest in Fred Fuller Park. Halloween Games, Crafts, Scavenger Hunt, Inflatables, Boneyard Maze, Hayrides. Juggler and YoYo demonstrations from 1:30 – 3:30. End the day with a Costume parade for all kids.
Main Street Kent Ghost Walk
Kent’s 3rd Annual Downtown
Ghost Psychic Laura Lyn
for information contact
Updated Edition of Haunted Tales from the Tree City available at Kent Historical Society
A promotion of the Kent Historical Society and Main Street Kent.
LATE NIGHT OCTOBER 31, 2009
And as far as the late night escapades on Halloween that’s not sponsored or planned — it just sort of happens. The City will bring on a lot of extra emergency personnel on duty but be smart and stay safe.