Sidewalk Festival brought people outdoors

Young people of all ages took hip-hop dance lessons at Dancing in the Street on the Golden Falcon lot on Route 7 during the Kent Sidewalk Festival. Photo by Asher Pavel

KENT — Good weather turned the center of town into an outdoor venue for shopping bargains and fun for area residents and visitors from as far away as Wisconsin during the annual Sidewalk Festival last weekend.

Chamber of Commerce members proudly pointed out that last year Yankee magazine named Kent the number one town in New England for its foliage, culture, shops, food and lodging. The Sidewalk Festival is one of the efforts by the chamber and by Kent businesses to show how well the town lives up to its rating.

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