Colorful flowers brighten up Lock 3
Colorful flowers brighten up Lock 3
Akron Art Museum
Outdoor Fire and Ice Tower at Northside District
Outdoor Fire and Ice Tower at Northside District

Downtown News

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July 2016


July 18, 2016 • Free Fares Friday 2016 »

July 13, 2016 • Change Direction Summit County: Be a part of bringing mental health to Main Street this July »


June 2016


June 24, 2016 • First Night Akron 2017 seeking proposals for button and poster art »

June 24, 2016 • First Night Akron 2017 now accepting applications for performers »

June 23, 2016 • Celebrity Softball Game to Kickoff All-Star Festivities »

June 22, 2016 • City of Akron hosts celebration for LeBron James »

June 22, 2016 • METRO RTA offers free line-service fares after 5 p.m. on day of Akron celebration for LeBron James »

June 21, 2016 • City of Akron confirms celebration for LeBron James »

June 15, 2016 • Live, local music in abundance in downtown Akron this summer »

June 14, 2016 • John Brown House presents Community Forums this summer »

June 11, 2016 • Akron Ale Fest comes to Downtown Akron »

June 10, 2016 • City parking decks rate change effective June 13 »

June 8, 2016 • The Akron Civic Theatre will premiere The Akron Songwriters Workshop »

June 6, 2016 • Celebrate the 11th National Dump the Pump Day with METRO Regional Transit Authority »

June 6, 2016 • John S. Knight Center & Summit Metro Parks create first-of-its-kind public venue installation »

June 3, 2016 • NOTO North to open in Akron Northside District »


May 2016


May 31, 2016 • Wandering Aesthetics & The Akronist present Full Circle Storytelling: Collected Works (2015-2016 Season Finale) »

May 24, 2016 • Pritt Entertainment Group awarded a 2016 Excellence in Business Award »

May 22, 2016 • Akron Zoo hosts World Oceans Day  »

May 21, 2016 • Summit County Juvenile Court Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio Spearheads a Community Event that Promises to be Father Friendly »

May 20, 2016 • Fire & Ice Book Signing with D.X. Ferris and Joanna Wilson »

May 18, 2016 • Akron’s Center for Applied Drama and Autism to host playwright Joshua Dushack »

May 16, 2016 • City of Akron Lock 4 presents Third Thursdays beginning May 19 »

May 11, 2016 • Apotheclaire now open at new location in Downtown Akron »

May 10, 2016 • Crafty Mart to host new series to help local makers turn sparks of initiative and creativity into profit »

May 9, 2016 • Summit County Juvenile Court Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio spearheads a community event that promises to be father friendly »

May 5, 2016 • Akron Symphony and GroundWorks DanceTheater Present Carmina burana »

May 4, 2016 • Akron Zoo to celebrate Mother’s Day »

May 3, 2016 • Canal Park Hosting Two Summer Movie Nights »

May 2, 2016 • 3rd annual Let's Move Summit County Health Walk Saturday, May 28 at Akron Zoo »


April 2016


April 27, 2016 • Downtown Akron's Ely Road Boutique to make appearance at nationally-known Fashion Week Cleveland »

April 25, 2016 • Akron Zoo asks for help to name the snow leopard cubs »

April 20, 2016 • Lock 3 announces 2016 summer schedule »

April 19, 2016 • Opening series draws most fans in 10 years to Canal Park »

April 18, 2016 • Perkins Stone Mansion and John Brown House open for new season »

April 14, 2016 • Downtown Akron Partnership makes new changes for 9th annual Green & Clean event »

April 13, 2016 • The Myers Touch: 2016 Graphic Design Senior Portfolio Show »

April 13, 2016 • METRO will offer free fares on line-service routes on Earth Day »

April 11, 2016 • RubberDucks to Host 5K Run on April 17 »

April 6, 2016 • Community Partners Come Together to Launch the 100 Million Steps Akron Walking Challenge »

April 4, 2016 • Akron Symphony Presents World Premiere of Crowd-Sourced Symphony »

April 4, 2016 • Three endangered snow leopard cubs born at the Akron Zoo »


March 2016


March 30, 2016 • "Media Day" to include New Extreme Menu Tasting & The Game Grill + Bar »

March 28, 2016 • Grammy-winning a cappella ensemble Roomful of Teeth to perform »

March 18, 2016 • Crafty Mart's annual Mom & Pop Shoppe »

March 14, 2016 • Rubber City Shakespeare Company announces Comedy of Errors production  »

March 11, 2016 • First Night Akron video receives ADDY Award  »

March 9, 2016 • JazzFest 2016 — The University of Akron School of Music »

March 7, 2016 • Wandering Aesthetics announces PLAY: Theater Games w/ Wandering Aesthetics »

March 4, 2016 • RubberDucks single-game tickets now on sale »

March 3, 2016 • First combined Akron performance by Joshua Bell and Academy of St. Martin in the Fields on March 11 for Tuesday Musical »


February 2016


February 25, 2016 • Akron Zoo to host Breakfast with the Bunny »

February 22, 2016 • Ken Babby Named to Sports Business Journal's 2016 "40 Under 40" Class »

February 18, 2016 • Rubber City Comics now open at new location in Downtown Akron »

February 16, 2016 • Fuze featuring Carnegie Hall preview by violinist Jinjoo Cho on March 6 »

February 16, 2016 • Creative 2016 Promo Calendar Features Fun for All »

February 11, 2016 • Akron Symphony Orchestra Celebrates 23 Years of Gospel Meets Symphony »

February 8, 2016 • Six-Hour SUITE Heart Special Sale This Friday »

February 8, 2016 • Akron Zoo to host a brand new event, Some Like it Cold, in February  »

February 5, 2016 • Share the Love: DAP brings back window cling campaign for Downtown Akron  »

February 5, 2016 • FIESTA FOR FIRST TEE AKRON AT LOCK 3 »

February 4, 2016 • Verb Ballets Tribute to Heinz Poll »

February 3, 2016 • Creative 2016 Promo Calendar Features Fun for All »

February 2, 2016 • Downtown Akron Partnership Emerging Leaders seek submissions for neighborhood-inspired art »

February 1, 2016 • 2016 Family Reading Festival »


January 2016


January 27, 2016 • Husband-and-wife duo in Valentine prelude concert Feb. 9 for Tuesday Musical  »

January 25, 2016 • Neos Dance Theatre to Engage Students Across All Disciplines  »

January 25, 2016 • Verb Ballets Tribute to Heinz Poll »

January 25, 2016 • Downtown Akron Gets a Fashion Update »

January 14, 2016 • Akron Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Olivier Brault »

January 13, 2016 • Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School »

January 13, 2016 • 10th Annual Akron Firefighter’s Chili Challenge at Lock 3 »

January 12, 2016 • Akron Glass Works celebrates workshop students with second annual exhibition »

January 6, 2016 • Metisentry Celebrates 10 Years »

January 6, 2016 • Discover Downtown Akron Passports are now sale priced »

January 5, 2016 • ASCVB announces recipients of 2016 Partnerships in Motion Grant Program »


December 2015


December 14, 2015 • Downtown Akron adds something sweet; Sweet Mary's Bakery to open in Greystone Hall »