The Towpath
The Towpath
The Market at Lock 3
The Market at Lock 3
Quizno's at the Shoppes at Akron Centre
Quizno's at the Shoppes at Akron Centre

Discover Downtown Akron Passports are now sale priced

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

The Discover Downtown Akron Passports are now $10. Passports include admission to the remaining events in 2016. Events include exclusive tours, free admission to popular venues and events, sporting events, theater and more.

Passports can be purchased online through PayPal by clicking below


The Nightlight ($5 value)
Any day in 2016 (times vary) – 30 N. High St.
Enjoy one free large popcorn (Or $5 worth of other concessions). Valid during regular business hours.

3-Day Guest Pass to the YMCA ($45 value)
August-September 2016 - Redeem at University Park YMCA, 477 E. Market St., Akron, OH 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

Holidays at Hower House ($8 value)
November 5-December 23, 2016 (choose one date) - The University of Akron, 60 Fir Hill, Akron 44325
Buy one Holiday Tour admission for $8 and receive one admission free.  Akron's 1871 Victorian Masterpiece will be decked out from top to bottom in holiday finery.

Perkins Stone Mansion Holiday Tour ($6 value)
Nov. 30-Dec. 17, 2016 - Wed-Sat from 1-4 p.m. (choose one date) 550 Copley Rd., Akron 44320
Each passport is good for one free holiday tour of Perkins Stone Mansion on the one date o your choice.


First Night Akron 2016* ($10 value)
Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 6 p.m.-midnight – Downtown Akron
Celebrate the new year and the arts in this family-friendly festival throughout Downtown Akron. Enjoy fireworks at midnight.

Free admission to the Akron Zoo (choose one date) ($7 value)
January 4-10, 2016 – 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
500 Edgewood Ave., Akron 44307
Enjoy one free admission to the Akron Zoo with a valid Downtown Akron Passport.  (Children under 2 are free)

Akron Art Museum ($7 value)
January 2-31, 2016 (times vary)- One South High Street, Akron 44308
Start the year off right with free admission for the month of January.

Tuesday Musical presents Marina Piccinini and Andreas Haefliger* ($25 value)
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.

E.J. Thomas Hall - The University of Akron, 198 Hill St., Akron 44304

Actors’ Summit* ($33 value)
Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 2-5 p.m. – Greystone Hall, 103 S. High St., 6th floor
Join Actors' Summit, Akron's Professional Theater,  for a look backstage to see what goes into creating a live theatrical production. 

Akron Civic Theatre* ($10 value)
Sunday, February 21, 2016 – 2:30 p.m.  182 S. Main St.
The Akron Zoo presents: "It's a Wild World Animal Show" sponsored by ACH. 

Akron Antiquarian Book Fair ($5 value)
Friday, March 25, 3-8:30 p.m. OR Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. - John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St.
The 34th NOBS Akron Antiquarian Book & paper Fair features roughly 40 dealers with a wide range of books and paper collectibles.

Rubber City Rollergirls ($13 value)
Any home bout in 2016 – John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St. (remaining dates: April 16)

Free admission to any home bout in 2016! Visit for details. (remaining bouts are April 16)

The Summit County Historical Society ($12 value)
April 6-30, 2016 – Wed-Sat from 1-4 p.m. (choose one date) 550 Copley Rd., Akron 44320
Visit the Perkins Stone Mansion and John Brown House for the 2016 season. Two tickets per passport for one tour.  

Akron Symphony Orchestra Concerts for Kids* ($5 value)
Choose one date in May 2016
Receive one (1) free ticket to any Concert for Kids performance (based on availability) in May 2016. Reservations are encouraged. Visit for details or call 330-535-8131

Lock 3 ($5 value)
May-August 2016-200 S. Main St. Akron, 44308
One free hot dog meal during the Summer Concert Series. Meal includes hot dog, bag of chips, and a soda.

Summer Exhibit at Hower House ($8 value)
July-August 2016, Wed-Sat from 12-3:30 p.m. (choose one date) - 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.

*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.