Kentwood Winter Concert Series Begins Jan. 18

Just like our popular Summer Concert Series, we are excited to announce the lineup for the first Winter Concert Series.

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Tree Drop Off

If you're ready to remove your largest decoration - your tree - the City of Kentwood is ready to take it off your hands. 

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Kentwood's Little Free Pantry Has Temporary New Home

Kentwood's Little Free Pantry has been temporarily relocated to the Kent District Library - Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch while the Kentwood Activities Center undergoes renovations. 

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Kentwood City Hall Observe Holiday Hours

The City of Kentwood will observe special Holiday hours. 
The City will be closed on Dec. 22 and Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas. 
The City will also be close on Dec. 29 and Jan. 1 in observance of the new year.

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Gypsy Moth Survey in Progress

The City of Kentwood has hired Aquatic Consulting Services (ACS) to conduct a Gypsy Moth population survey between Wednesday, Oct. 25 and Tuesday, Oct. 31.

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Winter Parking Reminder

From November 15 to March 15 each year, City Ordinance does not allow parking on city streets between 1 a.m. and 8 a.m. for snow maintenance. 

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Kentwood Trick or Treat

It's that time of the year when ghouls, princesses and superheroes take to the streets in search of Halloween candy. 

The City of Kentwood will observe Trick or Treating on Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 


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End of Summer Food Truck Rally Coming Sept. 16

Join us from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. as we say goodbye to summer with food trucks, cornhole, live music and a beer tent! We're partnering with GR Loves Food Trucks to bring more than 30 different food trucks and vendors to this celebration! 

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New Website Coming Soon!

We are very excited to unveil our new website in the coming weeks! The updated website will have a fresh, new look along with tools that will make it easy for you find the information you need.

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Kentwood Getting New Street Lights

The City of Kentwood is getting a lot brighter – thanks to a conversion to LED streetlights on primary streets.
Kentwood is joining the growing list of cities making the conversion, swapping out 2,661 of its current high-pressure sodium, or HPS, lights to light-emitting diode, commonly known as LED lights. The project will be completed in four phases, beginning this week.
“From now through the end of October, Kentwood will be working with Consumers Energy to convert 489 lights on major streets such as 44th Street, 52nd Street and Eastern Avenue,” Dan VanderHeide said, Kentwood city project manager. “We are pleased with this partnership, which will allow us to improve lighting while saving money.”

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Celebrate Kentwood Starts Friday

Celebrate Kentwood

August 11 & 12 
Kentwood City Hall Lawn (4900 Breton SE)
Join us for two days of celebration! Taking place behind Kentwood City Hall, we'll have food, inflatables for kids, carnival games, community booths, a beer garden, cultural acts, and live music including Mega 80's! Saturday evening will end with a special 50th Anniversary fireworks show.

Friday Schedule
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.            Classic Car Show
5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.       Beer Garden Open 
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.            Kentwood's Got Talent

Saturday Schedule
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.             Farmers Market at the Kentwood Library
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.             Breton Street Fair
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.             Various cultural acts performing
Noon to  7 p.m.             Inflatables, Carnival Games, Kids Activities
3 p.m. to 4 p.m.             Tom Cutts & Friends
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.             The Isaac Norris Project
4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.   Beer Garden Open 
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.        Cabildo
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.   Mega 80’s
Dusk                              Fireworks

More information available at 

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Celebrate Kentwood Parking

We hope you'll be joining us this weekend for Celebrate Kentwood, where we have a lot FREE activities and events planned throughout the day! 

The City will be providing shuttle service beginning Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. The shuttle service will run from St. Marks Church, Challenger Elementary, New Covenant Community Church and Crestwood Middle School and drop off at the bus stop on Walma next to City Hall. 

Shuttle buses will be labeled "2A Kentwood 50." Times runs as follows: 



6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. 

18 minute pick-up frequency 



10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

18 minute pick-up frequency 

4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

9 minute pick-up frequency 

7 p.m. to 11 p.m. 

6 minute pick-up frequency 

Handicap parking is available in front of City Hall. 

Additional parking suggestions throughout the weekend are: 

Kentwood Public Works, 5068 Breton SE
Kentwood Justice Center, 4742 Walma SE
Crestwood Middle School, 2674 44th St. SE 
New Covenant Church, 5160 Breton SE 
Challenger Elementary, 2475 52nd St. SE
St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1934 52nd St. SE 

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We need YOU to make this party happen!

We're throwing a big party to "Celebrate Kentwood" Aug. 11 - 12, and we need YOUR help! We're looking for volunteers to help with everything from beer tent help to information booth to merchandise sales! Come down to Railtown Brewing Company Tuesday, July 18 between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. and sign up. We'll even give you a cool t-shirt and pizza in return!

Can't make it Tuesday? Sign up online to help!

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Storms Roll Through Kentwood

We hope everyone is safe after last night's storm. All our available are out cleaning up this morning. Please be aware that many traffic signals are out this morning and you should treat these as a 4-way stop.

Our crews are cleaning up debris and fallen trees on city streets and sidewalks. Remember, it is the property owner's responsibility to clean any debris from your yard. 
Kentwood does not have a yard waste drop off site.  If you need to dispose of yard waste from the storm, we encourage you to contact your current waste hauler.  You can also visit Kent County Recycling to find more yard waste disposal options in Kent County.  We are also aware that Landscape Impressions is currently taking brush. Please call in advance. 

Our crews are working as fast as possible while keeping everyone safe. If you see a downed power line, contact Consumer's Energy Down Line phone number 800-477-5050 and stay at least 25 ft away from the line. More information about what to do with a downed line can be found

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Kentwood Trick or Treat

It's that time of year, when ghouls, princesses, super heroes take to the streets in search of Halloween candy. 
Trick or Treating hours are on Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

For the safety of our children, please observe the following: 

  • Take extra precaution while driving through the city on October 31. This includes driving slower and eliminate any distractions while driving. Remember, no texting and driving! 
  • Parents should accompany their children while trick or treating 
  • Be sure to carry a flashlight 
  • Leave your porch light on if you are handing out candy 
  • Parents, remember to check your children's candy before indulging 

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