Discover Downtown Akron Passports are now sale priced at $10

Be a tourist in your own town and explore Downtown Akron events

Discover Downtown Akron Passports include free admission to popular venues and events, sporting events, theater and more.

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2017 PASSPORT EVENTS

Kohl Family YMCA at University Park
Good through December 2017 – 477 E. Market St., Akron 44304
Present your Passport at the Kohl Family YMCA at University Park and one, 3-Day Guest Pass* redeemable at any of our six Akron Area YMCA locations.  The YMCA, is a non-profit organization that puts Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Visit akronymca.org.

The Nightlight
Any day in 2017 (times vary) – 30 N. High St.
Enjoy $2 off each and every ticket in your transaction. Purchase online using the 'member' option and present your passport when you redeem at the box office. This offer may be used once in 2017.

The Summit County Historical Society
April 2017 – Wed-Sat from 1-4 p.m. (choose one date) - 550 Copley Rd., Akron 44320
Visit the Perkins Stone Mansion in the spring when it opens for the new season. Each passport holder will receive two free admission tickets. Offer good during regular tour hours.

Ohio Shakespeare Festival
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. – Greystone Hall, 103 S. High St., 6th floor
Get a tour of the new OSF theatre at Greystone Hall and catch a sneak peek of the rehearsal of Comedy of Errors. Tour starts at 6:30 p.m. Reservations requested by calling 330-374-7574.

Akron Symphony Orchestra Mendelssohn’s Elijah
Saturday, May 6, 2017
E.J. Thomas Hall - The University of Akron, 198 Hill St., Akron 44304
Akron Symphony Orchestra presents Mendelssohn’s Elijah. The Akron Symphony Chorus, Summit Choral Society and The University of Akron Concert Choir merge in Mendelssohn’s grand musical drama telling the story of the prophet Elijah. Visit akronsymphony.org for details or call 330-535-8131.

Summer Exhibit at Hower House
July-August 2017, Wed-Sat from 12-3 p.m. (choose one date) - The University of Akron, 60 Fir Hill, Akron 44325
Enjoy free admission and see our summer exhibit. Learn more about the Hower Family and shop in the Cellar Door Store.

Holidays at Hower House
November 8-December 29, 2017 (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.

The Summit County Historical Society
December 2017– Wed-Sat from 1-4 p.m. (choose one date) 550 Copley Rd., Akron 44320
Visit the Perkins Stone Mansion to view the holiday decorations. Each passport holder will receive two free admission tickets. Offer good during regular tour hours. This offer may be used once in 2017.

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. See downtownakron.com/passport for details.

EXPIRED 2016 PASSPORT EVENTS

First Night Akron 2017 ($10 value)
Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 6 p.m.-midnight – Downtown Akron
Celebrate the new year and the arts in this family-friendly festival throughout Downtown Akron. Enjoy fireworks at 9 p.m. and midnight.

Lock 3
January-February 2017 - 200 S. Main St. Akron, 44308
Visit Lock 3 Winterfest for one free ice skating rental, popcorn and a hot chocolate. This offer may be used once in 2017.

Free Admission to the Akron Zoo (choose one date)
January 2-8, 2017 – 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 Roller Derby
Saturday, February 11, 2017 – John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St.
2017 ushers in a whole new level of dervy excitement in Akron as the RubberCity Rollergirls and the NEO Rock n'Rollergirls have joined forces to create a mega league: The Akron Roller Derby. Come join us for our dramatic debut.

Akron Civic Theatre
Sunday, February 19, 2017 – 3:30 p.m.  182 S. Main St.
Enjoy "Carnival of the Animals" performed by Verb Ballet. Verb Ballet brings to life a whimsical menagerie of animals in the family friendly ballet. Passport good for one free ticket while supplies last. Call 330-253-2488 for reservations.

Tuesday Musical presents St. Petersburg Philharmonic
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
E.J. Thomas Hall - The University of Akron, 198 Hill St., Akron 44304
Show your passport at the EJ Thomas Hall ticket office to receive one free ticket for Tuesday Musical's concert by the St. Petersburg Philharmonic - declared by "The Guardian" newspaper of London as "probably the world's greatest orchestra."