Kent cancels all summer events


KENT, Ohio (WJW) – The Kent City Administration and city council have decided to suspend all event permits through at least August 1, 2020, due to the spread of coronavirus.

This includes Memorial Day Parade, Kent Heritage Festival and fireworks, Grill for Good, and all summer concerts.

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They say in a press release that the cancellations could be extended past that date and that they will make decisions as the situation develops.

“While it is hard to imagine a summer without these events that have become Kent traditions, these are truly unprecedented times, and we will always make safety our highest priority,” the city stated in a press release.

“Ultimately, the health risks are too great.”

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