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).

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Signature Events

High Arts Festival

Sept. 15-Oct. 7

A 23-day visual art, music and film festival where public and juried votes determine $24,000 in cash prizes.

DTAkron Vision Plan public meeting

Tuesday, Sept. 19 | 5-7 p.m.

Join us at the Akron Civic Theatre for results and findings from the first public meeting held in June and learn what's next in the process.