There is so much to see and do in Kent. Here are just a few of our city’s attractions & entertainment. Are we missing anything? Let us know. We’d be happy to add it (must be family-friendly).
Art, Community Theaters and Entertainment
Allegro Performing Arts Academy
1209 Central Ave. S., #109, Kent, WA, 253-813-9630.
AMC Theatres at Kent Station: 14-screen theatre is an anchor tenant at Kent Station
426 Ramsay Way, Kent, WA, 253-850-2684.
Auburn Avenue Theater: Performing arts center
10 Auburn Ave., Auburn, WA 98001, 253-833-5678.
Auburn Performing Arts Center: Performing arts center
700 East Main Street, Auburn, WA 98002, 253-931-4827.
Auburn Riverside Theater: Performing arts center at Auburn Riverside High School
501 Oravetz, Auburn, WA 98092.
Auburn Symphony Orchestra: A fully professional orchestra featuring more than 60 Seattle-area musicians.
P. O. Box 2186, Auburn, WA 98071, 253-887-7777.
Castle Bridge Winery: Make your own wine, visit the wine shop, or attend one of the winery’s events.
7645 S. 180th St., Kent, WA 98032, 425-251-0983.
Centennial Center Gallery: This family-friendly art gallery is open Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, and is free to the public.
400 W. Gowe St., Kent, WA 98032, 253-856-5050.
Evergreen City Ballet: ballet, theater company, yoga and pilates classes and more
2230 Lind Ave. SW, Renton, WA 98057, 425-228-6800.
See website for tickets, schedules and venues.
Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center
10020 SE 256th St., Kent, WA 98030
Kent Senior Activity Center: Activities, classes, events, room rentals and more.
600 E. Smith St., Kent, WA 98030. 253-856-5150.
Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center: Performing arts center at Kent-Meridian High School
10020 SE 256th St., Kent, WA 98030
Kentwood Performing Arts Center: Performing arts center at Kentwood High School
25800 164th Ave. SE, Covington, WA, 98042
Kona Kai Coffee Co.: Dinner shows and weekend entertainment including Darren Motamedy and Heather Ruiz.
124 Fourth Ave. S., Suite 180, Kent, WA 98032, 253-859-5662.
Maple Valley Arts Center
23220 Maple Valley Hwy. SE, Suite 15 (Wilderness Business Park), Maple Valley, WA
Saqra’s Studio of Belly Dance
23625 41st Ave. S., Kent, WA
South Side Dance Force: Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Tumbling, Krumping, Performance Art and more
704 W. Meeker St., Kent, WA 98032, 253-639-5829.
Spotlight Series: Music, comedy and more offered by the City of Kent.
Theater at Auburn Mountainview
28900 124th Ave. SE., Auburn, WA 98092.
Event Planning, Parties, etc.
Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum: More than a dozen racing boats and rare library. Open Tues., Thurs. & Sat. Hydroplane art on display June 1 through September 30.
5917 S. 196th St., Kent, WA 98032, 206-764-9453
Kent Historical Museum and Bereiter House: Learn about Kent’s history at this turn-of-the-century, historic home site. Open Tues. – Sat., 12 – 4 p.m.
855 E. Smith St., Kent, WA 98030, 253-854-4330. Admission is free. Donations are accepted.
Neely-Soames Historic Home
5311 S. 237th Pl., Kent, WA
Renton History Museum: Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm.
235 Mill Ave S., Renton, WA 98057, 425-255-2330. Suggested donations: $3 adults, $1 students.
White River Valley Museum: This charming Auburn museum features exhibits of local historical significance. Open Wed. – Sun.
918 H St., Auburn Community Campus, Auburn, WA 98002, 253-288-7433.
Pampering & Personal Services
All Seasons Hair & Nail Salon – full service hair salon, manicures & pedicures (Next to Top Foods)
26031 – 104th Ave. SE, Kent, WA 98030, 253-852-2558.
Blanc ‘n Schwarz Salon – haircuts, color, perms, waxing, natural manicures and pedicures, hair products.
207 E. Meeker St., Kent, WA 98032., 253-856-1355.
Blue Island Hair Salon – Hair salon, cut, style, foils, colors & more. (formerly Chatters)
26121 104th Ave. SE, Kent, WA 98030, 253-520-7300.
Easthill Massage Clinic – Massage, deep tissue, injury treatment
10830 Kent-Kangley Rd., Ste. 100B, Kent, WA, 253-813-2672.
Edge Salon – Haircuts, weaving, color, perms, nails & more
10214 SE 240th St., Kent, WA 98030, 253-859-3100.
Heartbeat Healing Arts
223 First Ave. S., Kent, WA 98032, 253-632-5824
Lemon Drop Skin Care & Massage – Massage, skin care, waxing and more
202 W. Gowe St., Ste. B, Kent, WA 98032, 253-854-2499.
Nails by Design – Nail art, manicures and pedicures.
25012 – 104th Ave SE, Ste D, Kent, WA 98030, 253-350-2591.
NW Electrology & Permanent Make-up – Electrology, permanent make-up, hair restoration, skin care and more.
220 1st Ave. S., Kent, WA 98032, 253-854-7112.
Peridot Nail Salon – Manicures, pedicures and waxing services
208 W. Kent Station St., Ste. 102, Kent, WA 98032, 253-854-2547.
Pure Escape Spa – Massage, facials, waxing, microdermabrasion, etc.
24030 132nd Ave. SE, Ste. A, Kent, WA 98042.
Rain & Co. Salon and Spa – Hair salon, skincare, massage, natural nail care, waxing, etc.
109 2nd Ave. S., Kent, WA 98032
Salon Ivoni – Hair salon, haircuts & styling, make-up and facial waxing.
218 First Ave. South, Kent, WA 98032, 253-813-1700.
Simply Celebrations – Bridal Consultant and Event Planning
12932 SE Kent-Kangley Rd., #10, Kent, WA 98030, 206-601-6957.
Styles on Meeker Salon – Hair salon
317 W. Meeker St., Kent, WA 98032, 253-852-5047.
A Sunsational Tan & Day Spa – Massage, Hair, Nails, Pedicures, Esthetics, Spray Tan and more!
20920 108th Ave. SE, Kent, WA 98031
Sweet Escape Day Spa – Manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing, perm. make-up and more.
19033 68th Ave. South, Ste. D104, Kent, WA, 425-251-8881.
TJ Nails – Manicures, Pedicures, Acrylic Nails, Gels, Waxing, etc.
13121 SE Kent-Kangley Rd., Ste. 104, Kent, WA 98031 (next to Starbucks & Safeway)
Vanishing Veins Northwest – Sclerotherapy and endovenous laser ablation therapy
4174 Lind Ave. SW, Renton, WA 98057
William James Hair & Skin Studio – Hair & Skin services
Kent Station, 438 Ramsay WAy, Ste. 106, Kent, WA 98032
Sports & Recreation
100 Andover Park W., Tukwila, WA
1209 Central Ave. S., #109, Kent, WA, 253-813-9630.
American Colleges of Mixed Martial Arts
704 W. Meeker St., Kent, 98032
Arbor Heights 360 Skate Park
11525 SE 240th St., Kent, WA 98030
Batting Center (Kent Valley Ice Center)
6015 S. 240th St., Kent, WA
Boeing Employees Tennis Club (open to the public) – lessons, leagues & tournaments
20403 68th S., Kent, WA 98032
The Bouncy Place: The best outdoor fun inside.
22647 72nd Ave. South, Kent, WA, 253-872-2155.
Clark Lake Park: 130 acres with fishing pier, boardwalk, public art, walking trails and more
Between SE 240th and SE 248th @ 127th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98030.
Dance Connections: Dance studio, beginners and advanced classes.
25018 – 104th Ave., Ste. D, Kent, WA 98032, 253-852-0790.
Douglass Youth Development Program: Non-profit enriching the lives of underprivileged youth through golf instruction and life coaching.
Druids Glen Golf Club: This beautiful championship golf course features views of Mt. Rainier and nine lakes.
29925 207th Ave. SE, Kent, WA 98042, 253-638-1200
Earth Haven Padded Weapon Fighting: Padded fighting in regular or sports clothes. Free to play. Noon to sundown every Saturday from March to October.
Foster Park, S. 259th St. and 74th Ave. South, Kent.
Emerald Downs: A local “day at the races” for horse racing fans
2300 Emerald Downs Dr., Auburn, WA 98001, 253-288-7000 or 888-931-8400.
Fairwood Martial Arts
14138 SE 171 Way, Renton, WA, 425-255-8144.
Family Fun Center & Bullwinkle’s Restaurant
7300 Fun Center Way, Tukwila, WA 98188
Grandview Off-Leash Dog Park
3600 S. 228th St., Sea-Tac (just off 228th and Military Road)
Green River Natural Resource Area: This 304-acre property provides habitat to 165 bird and 53 mammal species.
21861 Russell Rd. (between S. 212th & S. 226th St.), Kent, WA, 253-856-5500.
Gym Starz Gymnastics
21440 68th Ave. S., Ste. 107, Kent, WA, 253-639-9339.
Hart’s Gymnastics Center
4520 “B” St. NW, #C, Auburn, WA, 253-520-1973.
Intimate Pilates – Yoga & Pilates classes and training, massage therapy
212 First Ave. S., Kent, WA 98032, 253-709-1446.
First Ave. South between W. Smith and W. Meeker Sts., Kent, WA 98032.
1234 N. Central Ave., Kent, WA, 253-852-3550.
Kent Commons: Public recreation facility featuring classes, sports & recreation and more.
525 Fourth Ave. N, Kent, WA 98032, 253-856-5000.
Kent4Health: Stay up to date on the community’s efforts to promote healthier living
Kent Kherson Peace Park
Second Ave. and W. Gowe St., Kent, WA 98032.
Kent Lions Skate Park
W. Smith & Interurban Trail
Kent Parks: Outdoor sports and recreation at a variety of Kent Parks including Clark Lake Park, Van Doren’s Landing Park, Riverbend Golf Complex and more.
Locations vary. 253-856-5100.
Kent Rotary Downtown Basketball Court
James St. (SE 240)
Kent Senior Activity Center: Weekday recreational activities, lunch, classes, trips and more for adults 50+.
600 East Smith St., Kent, WA 98030, 253-856-5150.
Kent Valley Ice Centre: Miniature golf, batting cages, game fields, skating rink, hockey leagues, etc. Holiday skate lessons.
601 S. 240th St., Kent, WA, 253-850-2400
Kent Valley Sports: online source for Kent sports’ scores and photos
Kiwanis Tot Lot #1
S. 1st Ave. & W. Crow St., Kent, WA
Kiwanis Tot Lot #2
N. 2nd Ave. & W. Cloudy St.
Kiwanis Lot #3
Alexander St. between E. Chicago and E. Seattle St.
Kiwanis Lot #4
S. 5th Ave. & W. Crow St.
Lake Fenwick Park
25828 Lake Fenwick Rd., Kent, WA
Lake Meridian Park: This 16.02 acre park features a boat launch, fishing, picnic shelter, swimming, and walking/jogging trails.
14800 SE 272nd St., Kent, WA, 253-856-5100
The Little Gym – classes, gymnastics, sports skills development, dance, camp, birthday parties, parents’ survival night and more
Locations in Covington, Everett, Federal Way, Kent & Puyallup
1-877-GYM-KIDS (or 1-877-496-5437)
Mill Creek Canyon Earthworks Park: This 107.1 acre city park features shelter, greenbelt, walking/jogging trails and more.
742 E. Titus, Kent, WA, 253-856-5100
Miniature Golf (Kent Valley Ice Center)
6015 S. 240th St., Kent, WA
Mohan Skiing and Boarding – Kent
Mt. Rainier Pool
22722 19th Ave. S., Kent, WA
Northwest Cheer & Dance Academy (NCDA): Classes, open gym.
1119 Central Ave. S., Kent, WA, 253-520-2502 or 253-981-3210.
Old Fishing Hole: 5.7 acre park with stocked pond of kids’ fishing, public art, picnic areas and walking trail
24945 Frager Rd., S. of W. Meeker
Pacific Raceways: Home of the NHRA Nationals, drag racing, road racing, motocross, karting and more.
31001 144th Ave. SE, Kent, WA 98042, 253-639-5927.
Riverbend Golf Complex: Features an 18-hole golf course as well as a 9-hole par 3 course, driving range and mini golf.
2019 W. Meeker St., Kent, WA 98032, 253-854-3673.
Seattle Mist: a team of the Lingerie Football League based at the ShoWare Center
625 W. James St., Kent, WA 98032,
Seattle/Tacoma KOA Campground
5801 S. 212th St., Kent, WA 98032
Seattle Thunderbirds: The Seattle Thunderbirds represent one of 22 teams in the Western Hockey League.
625 W. James St., Kent, WA 98032, 253-239-7825.
Service Club Ballfields: Softball and baseball fields, batting cages, half-basketball court, playground, public art, etc.
14402 SE 288th St., Kent, WA
ShoWare Events Center: Kent’s new events center is the home to the Seattle Thunderbirds’ hockey team. The “green” venue also offers concerts, community events and more.
625 W. James St., Kent, WA, 253-239-7825
Soos Creek Trail: This county-owned, paved trail system is 5.62 miles long. It is partially handicapped accessible.
145th Ave. SE, Kent, WA 98032, 206-296-8687
South Sound Soccer, boys & girls ages 6 – 16
SyKart: Indoor racing Center
17450 W. Valley Hwy., Tukwila, WA 98188
Three Friends Fishing Hole
S. 196th St. & 58th Pl.
United Studios of Self Defense
Velocity Taekwondo Center
18814 72nd Ave. S., Kent, WA 98032,
Washington Prep Sports
Provides sports photos from all around Washington.
Wilson Playfields: Lighted baseball, softball and soccer fields with synthetic turf, public art, restrooms and parking.
13028 SE 251st St., Kent, WA
Know of great local activities, entertainment, museums or sports & recreation in or near Kent, Washington not listed above? E-mail us with your suggestions.