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Kent is a city in the middle of the Green River Valley in south King County. It is located halfway between Seattle and Tacoma on Highway 167.

Kent got its start as an agricultural area with hops as the first major crop, planted in 1878. This spurred Kent's growth in the early years. In 1888, nearly a million pounds of hops were harvested. In 1890, the year of its incorporation, Kent's population was 763. Truck farming commenced in 1917 and during the '20s, the town was noted as the world's lettuce capital.

Today Kent relies upon manufacturing, wholesale and transportation for its economy. The city attracts visitors with its summer concerts, Cornucopia Days, Canterbury Faire and Winterfest Parade. The Kent Arts Commission Gallery features the work of local and area visual artists on a monthly basis.

There also is a Kent, Connecticut.

Kent is part of the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA metro area.

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Water Music Festival Seaview WA April1 The Water Music Festival is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality chamber music to the Lower Columbia River Region.
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Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival Hoquiam WA April26-28 Witness the migrating shorebirds at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and other birding hotspots in Grays Harbor County.
Apple Blossom Festival Wenatchee WA April1-May5 A delicious part of the Apple Blossom Festival is the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Food Fair.
Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest Leavenworth WA May16-19 Learn about the wide variety of migratory birds that come here for a brief, but important part of their year: the breeding season. Hear the songs sung only during the breeding season.