Things To Do

Spend a little time in Downtown Kent and make your ShoWare Center event a complete experience.

ShoWare Center is more than just a great place to see a concert, sporting event or cheer-on the Thunderbirds.

From the time you purchase a ticket via ShoWare’s ultra-intuitive software to the moment you pull into one of over 2,000 free parking spots, you can expect a complete experience that makes you want to come back. And that includes excellent dining, shopping and after-show opportunities. 

Located just around the corner from ShoWare Center, Kent Station is an open air urban village that boasts outstanding dining and shopping options. If you are planning a visit to Kent Station before an event at ShoWare Center, please park at ShoWare Center FIRST and walk over to enjoy the great food, drink & shopping at Kent Station.

And if you venture just a little further, there’s even more available to you. From boutique shops and salons to local pubs, coffee houses and family dining, there are a wide array of opportunities from which to choose. Kent Downtown Partnership provides an extensive list of nearby shopping and dining opportunities.

And it’s simple. Just park and walk. Everywhere you want to go is within easy walking distance of ShoWare Center.

If you have a business near ShoWare Center and would like to offer our guests a reason to visit, please complete this form: 

Business Listing Form (pdf)

Contact Ryan at or 253.856.6705 for more information.