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Rain didn’t discourage visits to Kent Sidewalk Festival

At the Kent Sidewalk Festival from Thursday, Aug. 2, to Saturday, Aug. 5, visitors stopped by the DAR tent. Photo by Lans Christensen

KENT — Started more than 30 years ago as a simple sidewalk sale, the Kent Sidewalk Festival has grown to a four-day extravaganza of shopping, dining, entertainment and activities of every shape and size.

This year’s festival was held from Thursday, Aug. 2, to Sunday, Aug. 5. 

Lyn Stirnweiss of the Kent Chamber of Commerce said the festival now attracts locals and visitors in growing numbers. 

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