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Festival on Main St. at night
Festival on Main St. at night
Friday night fireworks at Canal Park
Friday night fireworks at Canal Park
Enjoying the Hamburger Festival
Enjoying the Hamburger Festival

Festivals

Visit the Lock 3 website for more information about these festivals in Downtown Akron.

Hamburger Festival

As seen on the Food Network, The National Hamburger Festival features America's favorite food and continues to offer helpings of hamburgers and veggie burgers from more than 20 outlets, along with live music, kids play areas and programs, contests and more in Downtown Akron every July.

The National Hamburger Festival is the brainchild of Drew Cerza president/CEO of the RMI Group located in New York. As founder of the National Chicken Wing Festival.

Rib Festival

Fire up your taste buds for Northeast Ohio's favorite 4th of July Festival. Grill masters from Ohio, Texas and the Carolinas are always determined to prove they can serve up the best barbecue ribs and create the most smokin' sauce. Bring the whole family for barbecue bliss, rides, live music and sizzlin' summer fun!

The Summit County Italian-American Festival

Join The Council of Italian-American Societies for great food this July at Lock 3 in Downtown Akron, featuring a wine tasting, homemade wine contest, Italian classes, morra, bocce and much more. A Catholic Mass will be held on Sunday  followed by a spaghetti dinner. One of the biggest and best Italian heritage events in Ohio focusing on Italian food, music, language and culture.