Spectacular spirits at Bricco
Spectacular spirits at Bricco
Dine outdoors downtown
Dine outdoors downtown
The Towpath
The Towpath

Discover Downtown Akron Passports 2014 are now sale-priced!

Be a tourist in your own town and explore the remaining 10 Downtown Akron events for only $10!

Although the Discover Downtown Akron Passport started with First Night Akron 2014, you can still experience arts and culture in Downtown Akron throughout 2014. Remaining events (10) include exclusive tours, free admission to popular venues and events, sporting events, theater and more.

The Downtown Akron Passport has an actual value of $133 for the remainder of the events, so take advantage of this great deal! 

Passports are available online and at NOTO.


NEW Offering Just Added! 
Akron Civic Theatre - Parrots of the Caribbean 
($15-$60 value)
Saturday, April 12, 8 p.m.
Are you dreaming of a ”Cheeseburger in Paradise”? Head on down to the Civic to enjoy Parrots of the Caribbean, The #1 Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band. Don’t sit at home wasting away again in ”Margaritaville” when you can be dancing and singing to the music of Jimmy Buffet.  Opening for Parrots of the Caribbean will be Mo' Mojo.  Mo' Mojo is a hard driving, high energy, Zydeco-based "Party-Gras" Band.  The Female fronted group features three-part harmonies, accordion, fiddle, guitar, rubboard, sax, trumpet, harp, bass, percussion, and drums!
Each Passport is good for up to (4) reserved seat admissions

Akron Civic Theatre* - UPDATED
($25 value)
Due to unusually high pre-registration for the upcoming Cirque Ziva at the Akron Civic Theatre on Friday, April 11, all available seats for Discover Downtown Akron Passport holders are full. The Theatre has graciously agreed to substitute an All-City Musical performance of Bye Bye Birdie for any of the three performances (June 14 at 2:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m., or June 15 at 2:30 p.m.) for Passport holders unable to make a reservation for Cirque Ziva. Please contact the box office at 330-253-2488. Our apologies for any inconvenience; we hope you enjoy the show!

If you wish to purchase tickets to this performance, they are still available through the Civic box office or online.

Akron Symphony Orchestra Concerts for Kids: Babar the Elephant (choose one):      ($5 value)
April 30-May 9, 2014 – two concerts daily at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.           
Geared toward children ages 2-6, these 45-minute concerts entertain and educate through interactive storytelling and engaging musical performance by Assistant Conductor, Levi Hammer. Reservations are encouraged. Visit akronsymphony.org for details.

Lock 3 summer concert meal
Choice of one date in June 2014 – 200 S. Main St.         ($5 value)
Refuel with a hot dog, chips and soda at a summer concert.

Rubber City Rollergirls
Saturday, June 14, 2014 – 5 p.m. (bout starts at 6 p.m.) – John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St.       ($13 value)
The Rubber City Rollergirls offer an action-packed, unique sporting experience. The team represents the sport of roller derby in Akron and surrounding areas, offering fun times and excitement everyone can enjoy!

Summer Exhibit at Hower House        ($8 value)
One day in July-August 2014, The University of Akron, 60 Fir Hill, Akron 44325
Tour our summer exhibit to learn about the Hower family, their collection, travel, interests and lifestyle amid Akron’s rich industrial past. Tour in air conditioned comfort and enjoy Carriage House on view Fridays and Saturdays of summer.

University Park YMCA     ($45 value)
August 1-September 30, 2014 – 477 E. Market St., Akron 44304      
Present your Passport at the University Park YMCA and receive one, 3-Day Guest Pass* redeemable at any of our six Akron Area YMCA locations. Good things come together at the Y. It's the place to nurture your own well-being and let your kids' creativity flourish. There's a little something fun for everyone, and a lot for your community. (*some restrictions may apply.) Visit akronymca.org

Akron Film+Pixel*    ($7 value)
Thursday, October 30, 2014 – 7 p.m. – Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High St.    
The Freakishly Short Animation Film Festival is the perennial Halloween favorite with the most beautiful, weirdest and funniest new animated shorts from around the world. Seating is limited; email info@akronfilm.com to confirm. Not recommended for young children.

EJ Thomas Hall – The University of Akron*    ($12 value)
TBD October/November 2014, 198 Hill St., Akron 44304       
This musical thrill ride will keep you on the edge of your seat as performers appear and disappear throughout the concert hall, showcasing the best of the UA School of Music in a single, breathtaking and all-new event!

Summit County Historical Society - Home for the Holidays     ($6 value)
Dec. 3-20, 2014 – 4 p.m. (choose one day Wed.-Sat.), Perkins Stone Mansion, 550 Copley Rd., Akron 44320      
Join us for a period Christmas with decorations and displays and historic clothing and artifacts. The Perkins Stone Mansion is the 1837 home of the son of Akron’s co-founder who was our State Senator and helped establish Summit County. 

*In some instances you must present your passport to receive a ticket before the event. Seating may be limited, so advanced reservations are suggested.
All events occur in Downtown Akron unless otherwise listed.
In the instance that more than one date is listed, you may choose one date to attend.


First Night® Akron 2014*:    ($10 value)
December 31, 2013 - 6 p.m.-midnight

Free admission to the Akron Zoo
January 11, 12, 18 or 19, 2014 – 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  ($6 value)

Tuesday Musical presents Jeremy Denk*      ($25 value)
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 – 7:30 p.m., E.J. Thomas Hall - The University of Akron

The Illusion Factory “The Lincoln Project”*  ($12 value)
Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 11 a.m., 140 E. Market St. Akron, 44308       

HBA Akron Home & Flower Show  ($8 value)
February 28, March 1 or 2, 2014, John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St.    

Behind the Scenes with Actors’ Summit*       ($25 value)
Sunday, March 16, 2014, 2-5 p.m. – Greystone Hall, 103 S. High St., 6 floor     

Free admission to the Akron Art Museum   ($7 value)
Wednesday, March 26-Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 1 S. High St.