Kenton Historic Courthouse District

Supporting preservation and business in Kenton's historic downtown.

The Kenton Historic Courthouse District is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance.

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Downtown Kenton Building and Business Owners' Association (DBA)

Connecting stakeholders and working to enhance the downtown district.
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Get Involved

Membership in the DBA is open to individuals associated with businesses and buildings in the 9-block area surrounding the Hardin County Courthouse, known as the Kenton Historic Courthouse District.

Grants Available

The DBA offers grants to incentivize improvements and other worthy projects that enhance downtown Kenton. Click the link to download details about the grant program and the application.

Meeting Minutes and News

Check out the minutes from our meetings to stay informed on our activities and projects. Learn more about important resources, special speaker series, webinars and more in featured news articles.

DBA Calendar

Visit our meeting and events calendar to stay up-to-speed on what's happening with the DBA.

Events and Programs

Market on Main

Market on Main

Market on Main is held at the corner of Main Street and Ohio Street in downtown Kenton. In season, Market hours are Saturdays, 9:00 AM until 12:00 noon.

Market on Main is a collaborative project of the Kenton Historic Courthouse District and the City of Kenton.

Click Here for details on being a Market on Main Vendor and for the Vendor Registration.

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Eats on the Street

Eats on the Street Food Truck Fest

Come celebrate the premier event of the summer in the Kenton Historic Courthouse District at the Eats on the Street Food Truck Fest!

Enjoy great food, drinks, entertainment, car & motorcycle show, and the KidsZone - all right on the streets of downtown Kenton!

Details are on our Facebook page.

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Window Wonderland

Window Wonderland & The Kenton Lions' Club Christmas Parade

"Ohio's Biggest Small Town Christmas Parade"

Come to downtown Kenton on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving for a night filled with Christmas magic! See the lighting of the Hardin County Courthouse Christmas lights; the unveiling of all the storefronts, decorated for Window Wonderland; and experience the wonder of Ohio's Biggest Small Town Christmas Parade, hosted by the Kenton Lions' Club!

Visit our Facebook page for more details and information.


City of Kenton

Visit the City of Kenton's website to learn more about operating a business in the Kenton Historic Courthouse District.

The City's website includes links to updates on capital projects in the city, permits, forms and more.

City of Kenton

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Codified Ordinances

The Code of Ordinances that govern the City of Kenton are published online. Relevant sections include: business regulation and taxation code; planning and zoning code; building and housing code; and more.

Codified ordinances

Architectural and Historic Board of Review and the Downtown Historical District

Kenton has special ordinances regarding the Downtown Historical District. Learn more by visiting Chapter 1437 of the City's Code of Ordinances.

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Thank you to our President's Club sponsors!