Downtown events, culture and entertainment pack the calendar with wide-ranging things to do and see. Whether you’re looking for a day of family fun or to catch a performance by your favorite band, Downtown Akron offers so many options. 

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Signature Events

Sidewalk Stage

Thursdays through Aug. 31

Enjoy live music every Thursday from 12-1 p.m. at the Pritt Entertainment Group Courtyard (corner of Main & Cedar).

3rd Thursday

5-9 p.m.

3rd Thursday is a new monthly event highlighting the arts, culture and entertainment in downtown. Take the free trolley to more than 20 destinations from the Northside District to The University of Akron for art, music, shopping and dining.