Events

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. 

To submit an event, please use our online form (NOTE: your event must take place within DAP's 42-block Special Improvement District in Downtown Akron).

We reserve the right to edit submissions for grammar, style and accuracy. Photos accompanying your event may also be submitted and must be sized 600x400 pixels.

For a listing of events, festivals, arts and culture events and more throughout Summit County, please visit SummitLive365.org.

Signature Events

3rd Thursday

Nov. 16, Dec. 21  | 5-9 p.m.

3rd Thursday is a monthly event highlighting arts, culture, cuisine and entertainment in downtown.

First Night Akron

Sunday, Dec. 31 | 6 p.m.-midnight

First Night Akron is Akron's New Year's Eve community celebration and features the region’s best in music, dance, theater, interactive and visual arts.