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 (11) include exclusive tours, free admission to popular venues and events, sporting events, theater and more. Whether you haven’t been Downtown in years, or you’re here often and looking for a good deal, make sure you get your Passport today.
The Downtown Akron Passport has an actual value of $158 for the remainder of the events, so take advantage of this great deal!
Passports are available online and at NOTO.
2014 PASSPORT EVENTS EVENTS
- EXPIRED: First Night® Akron 2014*: ($10 value)
December 31, 2013 - 6 p.m.-midnight
Celebrate the new year and the arts in this family-friendly, alcohol-free festival throughout Downtown Akron. Enjoy fireworks at 9 p.m. and midnight.
-EXPIRED: Free admission to the Akron Zoo
January 11, 12, 18 or 19, 2014 – 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (choose one date) ($6 value)
500 Edgewood Ave., Akron 44307
Come visit during the snow leopard’s favorite time of year. Warm up in the new Journey to the Reef or feed the penguins. Over 700 animals to enjoy. (Children under 2 are free)
-EXPIRED: Tuesday Musical presents Jeremy Denk* ($25 value)
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 – 7:30 p.m.
E.J. Thomas Hall - The University of Akron, 198 Hill St., Akron 44304
Enjoy the Margaret Baxtresser Annual Piano Concert featuring Jeremy Denk. Concerts are best suited for middle school age children and up.
-EXPIRED: The Illusion Factory “The Lincoln Project”* ($12 value)
Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 11 a.m.
140 E. Market St. Akron, 44308
Enjoy a one man show about Abraham Lincoln called The Lincoln Project. Call 330-376-5700 for reservations.
-EXPIRED: HBA Akron Home & Flower Show
February 28, March 1 or 2, 2014, John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St. ($8 value)
Whether you are planning a complete remodel, or just looking for new trends, you will get numerous ideas, loads of information and plenty of inspiration at the annual HBA Akron Home & Flower Show.
Sunday, March 16, 2014, 2-5 p.m. – Greystone Hall, 103 S. High St., 6th floor ($25 value)
Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour and rehearsal session of critically acclaimed play inside the former Masonic Temple in Downtown Akron. See short scenes from this regional play premier and get a glimpse of how they put it all together. Call 330-374-7568 for reservations.
Akron Art Museum
Wed., March 26-Sun. March 30, 2014 (see website for hours) – 1 S. High St. ($7 value)
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.
Akron Civic Theatre*
Friday, April 11, 2014 – 8 p.m. 182 S. Main St. ($25 value)
Cirque Ziva featuring the Golden Dragon Acrobats. Call 330-253-2488 for reservations.
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.stances you must present your Passport to receive a ticket before the event.
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
August 1-September 30, 2014 – 477 E. Market St., Akron 44304 ($45 value)
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
Thursday, October 30, 2014 – 7 p.m. – Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High St. ($7 value)
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 email@example.com to confirm. Not recommended for young children.
EJ Thomas Hall – The University of Akron*
TBD October/November 2014, 198 Hill St., Akron 44304 ($12 value)
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
Dec. 3-20, 2014 – 4 p.m. (choose one day Wed.-Sat.), Perkins Stone Mansion, 550 Copley Rd., Akron 44320 ($6 value)
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.