- Destination Kent
- Regional Highlights
Kent has the benefit of being on the western border of Portage County, and in turn, on the eastern border of Summit County, which puts Kent right in the middle of the action in Northeast Ohio. Situated centrally in the Cleveland-Akron-Canton-Youngstown metro area puts a lot to do within a short drive. It's the best of both worlds: small town comforts and charm for every day living with access to all those big-city amenities when the mood strikes.
Blossom Music Center
The Blossom music outdoor amphitheater was originally built as the home of the Cleveland Orchestra and now plays to the hottest touring performers in the Cleveland Metro area. Blossom has the ability to accommodate 5,700 seated guests under the pavilion and another 13,500 on the lawn. In 2009 Blossom Radiohead, Phish, Bon Jovi, Tom Petty, the Jonas Brothers, Aerosmith, Eric Clapton, and Kiss. Blossom is also home to the Kent State Porthouse Theater that features premier live summer theater events. Blossom is a 20-minute drive from Kent.
A short 10-minute drive takes you from downtown Kent into downtown Akron, where you will find all the amenities of a mid-sized City.
From the Warehouse District to Little Italy and the Theater District, Cleveland is in the business of professional entertainment. With pro sports teams, ethnic festivals, arts events, and concerts, there is always something happening in Cleveland.
Check out some of the fun things to do Portage County, such as the Ravenna Balloon-A-Fair, Midway Drive-In, and much more.
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Located 20 minutes south of Kent in Canton Ohio, the Pro Football Hall of Fame honors retired athletes and hosts the annual enshrinement festival, ushering in the next class of Hall of Fame inductees. With memorabilia on display and multi-media presentations, the Hall of Fame is a great way to spend an afternoon whether you’re a new or seasoned fan.
Rockin' on the River
Located 15 minutes from Kent in Cuyahoga Falls, Rockin’ on the River is Northeast Ohio’s longest running and highest attended outdoor concert series. All Friday concerts are free, as is parking. Rockin’ on the River holds 13 Friday-night concerts, featuring some of the region’s top bands. In addition to the wide range of food vendors, the event also features a Beers of the World area where folks can enjoy some of the special brews from around the world. Opening bands begin each event around 5 p.m. with the headliners starting around 8 p.m.