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Geek Out at the Kent Nerd Party!

Get ready for the Kent Nerd Party, where downtown Kent transforms into the ultimate haven for nerds!  

The Nerd Party is a street-wide event with a cosplay contest, Lego museum, indoor and outdoor vendors, and more. Small businesses on 1st Ave S and Meeker St will host local makers, artists, authors, and exhibits.  

All nerds are welcome—whether you love anime, science fiction, fantasy, horror, or another geeky pursuit. 


Get your free tickets here 



While vendors will be located on 1st Ave S between W Gowe St and E Titus St, the Kent Nerd Party is happening all over downtown Kent. Many businesses will be participating.  

View our full-sized map here.

Cosplay Contest 

Grab your cape, polish your armor, and enter the Kent Nerd Party’s cosplay contest! Whether you’re ready to strut your stuff or get inspired by this year’s winners, this is one event you won’t want to miss. 


1st place winner: $100 gift card to Page Turner Books
2nd place winner: $50 gift card to Running Stitch Fabrics
3rd place winner: Gift basket from Retro Emporium


4PM-5PM – Sign-up and judging
5:30PM – Winners announced 

Located at 403 W Meeker St.

Cosplay Repair

Cosplay malfunction?  Not to worry! The team at Running Stitch Fabrics is here to save the day. Head into the store and ask for directions to the Cosplay Repair station–they’ll be happy to help!

Lego Museum 

BigWu Fitness is hosting SeaLUG, a group of Seattle-based Lego brick enthusiasts. Their elaborate Lego creations—which often take hundreds of hours to create—will be on display for all to see. 

BMX Flatland Performance by Fish on a Bike at 3PM

Get ready to be amazed as BMX flatland rider Fish defies gravity and dazzles the crowd during this performance presented by Cycle Therapy.

3PM on 1st Ave S between W Meeker St and W Gowe St.

Pied Piper Pub’s Nerdy Tap TV Trivia at 7PM

If you’re ready for refreshment, just swing by the Pied Piper Pub! They’re offering a menu of themed drinks all day as well as Tap TV Trivia at 7PM.

Showing of Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves at Dusk

The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks presents a showing of Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves in Kherson Park.

Remember to pack a blanket to sprawl out on the lawn. Low-backed beach chairs are also welcome! Please leave high-backed chairs at home so the view of others is not obstructed.

Starts at dusk at Kherson Park/Space for Kids Park.

Participating Businesses 

BigWu Fitness: A workout facility in the heart of historic downtown Kent, BigWu is hosting our Lego Museum.

Cycle Therapy: Kent’s bike shop is presenting the BMX Flatlands Performance.

Grey Sunz Tattoo: This tattoo shop will be offering themed flash tattoos.

The MesHHouse: A shared space for creatives, the MesHHouse will be hosting indoor vendors and Rolo’s Doughnuts.

Page Turner Books: Nerd culture store offering sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, movies, video games, comics, manga, anime, and more. 

Pied Piper Pub: This lively pub with shuffleboard, darts, and pool will be running a special menu of themed drinks and nerdy trivia at 7PM.

Retro Emporium: Vintage to modern pop culture shop specializing in vintage 80s/90s collectibles and retro-themed goods. 

Rolo’s Doughnuts

Running Stitch Fabrics: This destination for sewing and quilting supplies is hosting our Cosplay Repair station.

Sure Lock Escapes: Soon to open in downtown Kent, Sure Lock Escapes will be offering tours of their new space from 4-6PM.


Check out our parking map here. 

Authors, Artists, and Vendors 

We’re excited to welcome an excellent roster of authors, artists, and vendors!

Vendors are located on 1st Ave S between W Gowe St and W Titus St.

Find the vendor you’re looking for on our map.

231 Art Teacher Energy
253 Aspen & Thorn Press
225 Author Aaron Ryan
254 Author E.S.Brown
252A Author Tiffany Shearn
236A Big Dawgs Hot Dogs
261 BrickCon
240-241 Butchokoy’s Filipino BBQ
255A Cards By Linda Scoboria
252 CJ Hosack (author)
262 CybFest NW
MH1 DefCon One Publishing
PTB1 HOWL Society Press
260 King County Library System
Rosebed Park Kingdom Boffer Association
236 La Copa Loca
256 Laura Anne Gilman
232 Millie and Smums
230 MishaCharms & nxn Illustrations
233A Na Fashion Boutique
218A Nanette Crochets
231A Napat Craft LLC
MH2 Nathan Crowder
217 Nerd Party Info Booth
224 Offscript
218 PARIPAWS & kiwinunu
259 Peer Review Notebooks
232A PNW Dragons Den
219 PurrnelKitty Studio
220 Rainbow Goods
226 Reynolds Advanced Materials
230A Rising Sons Media LLC
MH6 Rolo’s Doughnuts
259A Sew Fiction Shop
258A Soupermandoo
219A That Guy James LLC
MH5 The MesHHouse
233 To Be Announced
MH3 Evolving Myth LLC
255 Travis Corwin

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