Have you visited Downtown Akron recently? Whether you haven’t been Downtown in years, or you’re here often and are just looking for a good deal, make sure you get your Downtown Akron Passport. The Passport provides admission to 16 different events from Dec. 31, 2012, through December 2013.
Several events passed in January and February, BUT, there are still 12 events remaining for you to sample what Downtown Akron has to offer. These remaining events are valued at over $160!
Events include exclusive tours, free admission to popular venues and events, music and more!
Downtown Akron Passport Events for 2013:
PAST 2013 EVENTS
First Night® Akron 2013*: December 31, 2012 - 6 p.m.-midnight ($10 value)
Free Admission to the Akron Zoo: January 12, 13, 19 OR 20, 2013 - 11 a.m.-4 p.m. ($6 value)
Ice Skating at Lock 3: Thursday- Sunday, January 3-31, 2013 ($10 value)
Actors’ Summit: Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 2-5 p.m. ($25 value)
Swing Into the Spring Season with Opening Day at Canal Park*: April 4, 2013 – 6:35 p.m. ($20 value)
Akron Civic Theatre: The Cinderella Files*: April 7, 2013 – 2:30 p.m. ($10 value)
Tuesday Musical Presents Canadian Brass Band*: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 – 7:30 p.m. ($25 value)
REMAINING 2013 EVENTS
Akron Symphony Orchestra Concerts for Kids: Mother Goose (Choose one:) ($5 value)
-Wednesday, May 1, 2013 – 10:45 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Family Center, Akron
-Thursday, May 2, 2013 – 10:45 a.m. at Lake Anna YMCA, Barberton
-Friday, May 3, 2013 – 10:45 a.m. at Green YMCA, Green
Geared toward children 2-6, these 45-minute concerts entertain and educate through interactive storytelling and engaging musical performance led by Assistant Conductor, Levi Hammer.
Rubber City Rollergirls ($13 value)
Saturday, May 11, 2013 – 5 p.m. (bout starts at 6 p.m.)
John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St.
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!
The Illusion Factory* ($25 value)
Saturday, June 8, 2013 – 1 p.m.
140 E. Market St.
Learn the skills comedians at Second City in Chicago and Saturday Night Live performers have perfected! Kids attend a one-hour seminar with participation to build comedy skills with IMPROV. Pre-registration required. Call 330-376-5700 to reserve your spot. Be sure to bring your passport to the event for verification and so it may be stamped.
Akron Art Museum ($7 value)
Wednesday, July 3-Saturday, July 20, 2013 (See website for hours)
One South High St.
Described by critics as a work-of-art itself, the renowned Akron Art Museum showcases regional, national and international art created since 1850. In addition to its collection and special exhibitions, the museum offers many opportunities to discover new perspectives through dynamic programs that include films, lectures, family workshops and concerts.
Neos Dance Workshop ($15 value)
Saturday, September 7, 2013 – 11 a.m.
Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High St.
A one-hour interactive dance exploration for kids of all ages! This family friendly adventure will introduce multiple styles of dance through performances and brief discussions. Come ready to join in the dance as dancers lead the kids (and adults!) through movement exploration exercises!
Summit Artspace* ($7 value)
Sunday, September 15, 2013 – 2 and 4 p.m.
140 E. Market St.
Young Farkle McBride is a musical genius: He plays the violin, the flute, the trombone, and the drums with incredible skill. But he's never satisfied: Something is missing. The Illusion Factory children’s theatre company and The Ohio Conservatory collaborate to bring this children’s book, authored by John Lithgow, to life. Call Summit Artspace at 330-376-8480 to reserve your ticket. Be sure to bring your passport to the event for verification and so it may be stamped.
Summit County Historical Society Paranormal Tour* ($15 value)
Saturday, October 26, 2013 – 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.
Perkins Stone Mansion, 550 Copley Rd., Akron 44320
Join The Summit County Historical Society for a lights out tour and hear about paranormal activity in the home of Akron’s founding family. Adults (16+) may join us after 6:30. Call 330-535-1120, reservations required. Be sure to bring your passport to the event for verification and so it may be stamped.
Holidays at Hower House ($8 value)
Saturday, November 9, 16, 23 or 30, 2013 – Noon-3:30 p.m.
The University of Akron, 60 Fir Hill, Akron, 44325
Akron's 1871 Victorian Masterpiece will be decked out from top to bottom in holiday finery. Enjoy wassail and cookies in the Cellar Door Store. (Children 12 and under free with passport carrying adult).
Jingle Jazz at E.J. Thomas Hall* ($12 value)
Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 3 p.m.
The University of Akron, 198 Hill St., Akron, 44304
Santa only has elves. You've got Jack Frost Schantz, Jingle Joe Augustine, Peppermint Patty LaNasa, and more music merry-makers in a jazzy start to the holidays. Call the EJ Thomas box office at 330-972-7570 to reserve your ticket. Be sure to bring your passport to the event for verification and so it may be stamped.
*In some instances you must present your Passport to receive a ticket before the event.
Seating may be limited, so advance 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.