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November 2017

Northside Marketplace grand opening scheduled for Friday, Nov. 17
November 15, 2017

Vienna Boys Choir bringing holiday favorites to Akron on Nov. 29
November 14, 2017

Winterfest at Lock 3 begins Friday, November 24
November 13, 2017

Akron Art Museum renews commitment to community, reopening on Tuesdays
November 7, 2017

Akron Zoo celebrates veterans and voters
November 1, 2017

October 2017

Men's clothing store, hair salon and coffee shop newest businesses to call downtown Akron home
October 30, 2017

DAP's Community Outreach Program provides First Night Akron admission buttons to local social service organizations
October 30, 2017

Akron Art Museum and J.M. Smucker Company partner to broaden access to art
October 25, 2017

ASO to present Video Games Live on Oct. 28
October 25, 2017

Thanks, Betty! Touching exhibition to honor passionate art advocate Betty Taylor opens Oct. 20
October 20, 2017

Artist Rachel Sussman to fill cracks in Akron Art Museum floor with gold
October 20, 2017

Convention & Visitors Bureau captures Top Destination Award
October 19, 2017

Creole Cinderella by Neos bringing Dixieland dance Oct. 19 to Akron Civic
October 16, 2017

High Arts Festival results announced October 7
October 10, 2017

Akron Zoo to host Boo at the Zoo
October 10, 2017

Akron’s Lock 3 Raises Over $20,000 for Local Non-Profits
October 5, 2017

Akron Zoo to host Halloween Bash for final Brew at the Zoo of the year
October 3, 2017

September 2017

University of Akron student entrepreneurs create HungerPerks app
September 29, 2017

Knight Foundation announces major gift to Akron Art Museum to engage more people in art
September 29, 2017

Lock 3 Oktoberfest, Downtown Akron
September 27, 2017

ASO Die Meistersinger on October 6
September 26, 2017

A full slate of Artist Talks at the Akron Art Museum
September 19, 2017

Knight at the Museum featuring Kasumi
September 19, 2017

Yoga Studio Brings Fitness and Wellness to the Heart of Downtown Akron
September 14, 2017

New High Arts Festival kicks off on Sept. 15 with visual art, music and film entries
September 14, 2017

The Akron Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Christopher Wilkins opens 2017-18 season on Sept. 23
September 12, 2017

All That Glitters: This fall Akron Art Museum presents Alchemy: Transformations in Gold
September 6, 2017

August 2017

The Three Musketeers: An Adventure, with Music
August 31, 2017

Second annual School Readiness Summit Registration opens for Oct. 27 event
August 28, 2017

Pretend, improvise & devise this fall with Wandering Aesthetics
August 28, 2017

Prelude Party, Concert, Extraordinary Experiences celebrating Tuesday Musical 130th anniversary
August 23, 2017

Akron Zoo to host Wild for Wine event
August 21, 2017

Pokémon GO brings exploration to downtown Akron timed with University of Akron student orientation weekend
August 16, 2017

Faith and Family Night at Canal Park
August 8, 2017

Artists do the Talking in August, September at the Akron Art Museum
August 8, 2017

First Night Akron 2018 seeking proposals for button and poster art
August 1, 2017

July 2017

First Night Akron 2018 now accepting applications for performers
July 30, 2017

Akron Art Museum presents the sometimes weighty, sometimes lighthearted Heavy Metal
July 26, 2017

Akron Zoo to host 12th annual Summer Safari
July 24, 2017

Stories with the sheep
July 24, 2017

Teen Expo at Lock 3 will highlight 10th anniversary of Akron PeaceMakers with free games and live entertainment
July 21, 2017

“The Todd” from Scrubs VIP Meet & Greet Headlines Ducks Eight-Game Homestand
July 20, 2017

Akron Ale Fest returns to Trolley Barn on Aug. 12
July 17, 2017

Downtown Akron Partnership to improve Akron’s public spaces, increase city vibrancy with $1.5 million from Knight Fdn
July 12, 2017

Akron Zoo is the first zoo in Ohio, and second zoo in the nation, to be certified as sensory inclusive
July 10, 2017

Family Fun Day at Perkins Stone Mansion is July 15
July 9, 2017

June 2017

$7.5 Million funding award allows city to replace downtown State Street Bridge in connection with Main Street Promenade
June 29, 2017

High Arts Festival accepting entries through July 10
June 28, 2017

Pivotal Downtown Akron redevelopment project receives competitive State Historic Tax Credit award
June 28, 2017

RubberDucks owner/CEO Ken Babby named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award® 2017 winner
June 27, 2017

Electric Pete’s Bicycle Shop now open in Downtown Akron
June 23, 2017

Photographers' Art of Seeing fills Summit Artspace Gallery with new shows opening July 14
June 22, 2017

Crafty Mart Named Finalist for Artplace America’s 2017 National Creative Placemaking Fund
June 16, 2017

Akron Yoga and Wellness open at new location in Downtown Akron
June 15, 2017

The Akron Zoo hosts celebration for dads
June 15, 2017

Celebrate the 12th National Dump the Pump Day with METRO Regional Transit Authority on June 15
June 7, 2017

Live, local music in abundance in downtown Akron this summer
June 7, 2017

Akron Zoo kicks off their Brew at the Zoo events on June 17 with new VIP ticket
June 2, 2017

May 2017

Downtown@Dusk bigger and better than ever in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden of the Akron Art Museum
May 31, 2017

RubberDucks Owner/CEO Ken Babby finalist for Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Award® in Northeast Ohio
May 29, 2017

New exhibit set to open June 3 at the Akron Zoo
May 26, 2017

$5 ticket special for Saturday part of big Memorial weekend at Canal Park
May 25, 2017

John Brown House presents community forums this summer
May 24, 2017

Full Circle Storytelling: An open mic for community storytellers
May 22, 2017

Launch League to host 2nd annual regional startup conference
May 15, 2017

Neos Dance announces new dance-centric fringe festival coming to downtown Akron
May 15, 2017

Girls on the Run NEO hosts first 5k at InfoCision Stadium
May 9, 2017

Akron Zoo to celebrate Mother’s Day
May 8, 2017

Credit Cards Now Accepted at all City of Akron Parking Deck Locations
May 2, 2017

Grazing in the city: A day with the Perkins family and their flock
May 1, 2017

April 2017

UA’s Art Bomb Brigade sources student talent to generate colossal “Kaleidoscope” mural in the heart of Downtown Akron
April 28, 2017

E.J. Thomas Hall and the Akron Symphony Orchestra announces Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone™ in concert
April 26, 2017

Rascal Flatts concert to be Canal Park’s first
April 24, 2017

The Love Akron Network’s 6th Annual Awards Breakfast Will Focus on Civility
April 21, 2017

Lock 3 Amphitheatre in Downtown Akron releases 2017 summer concert and event schedule
April 17, 2017

Tuesday Musical launching Decompression Chamber in Akron’s Municipal Building
April 17, 2017

Pajama Jam Party: A launch party for our online auction ‘Taste of the Breadbox’
April 10, 2017

CREW Greater Akron plans City View Tour on Thursday, May 4
April 10, 2017

City to Host Public Meeting to Discuss Federal TIGER grant-funded Redesign of Main Street Corridor and Updates to State
April 10, 2017

Ohio Shakespeare Festival presents The Comedy of Errors
April 7, 2017

Akron native and YouTube Success Danny Volk returns home with New Series
April 4, 2017

Girls on the Run NEO to Host Inaugural Sneaker Soiree
April 3, 2017

Leadership Akron Now Accepting Applications for 2017-2018
April 3, 2017

March 2017

Free Lunchtime Tai Chi at Akron Art Museum Offers De-Stressing with NG Energy
March 30, 2017

A Cleveland Hustles winner and a new yoga studio now call Downtown Akron home
March 27, 2017

Akron Zoo offers college students discounts for spring break
March 23, 2017

Akron native and YouTube success Danny Volk returns home with new series
March 22, 2017

Downtown Akron unveils outdoor audio system
March 16, 2017

Akron Zoo to host Breakfast with the Bunny
March 13, 2017

Summit County history organizations commemorate centennial of America's entry into World War I
March 10, 2017

Levels Barber Studio now open in Downtown Akron
March 8, 2017

Celebrate St. Patricks’ Day with Dance Meets Symphony on March 17
March 7, 2017

National Anthem auditions set for March 18
March 7, 2017

The Game Grill + Bar Hosting Job Fair on March 6
March 2, 2017

February 2017

Pritt Entertainment Group takes home four Addys at the 2107 Akron-Canton ADDY Awards
February 27, 2017

ShakesBEER: Greenshow After Dark
February 21, 2017

23rd Annual HBA Home and Flower Show to take place at John S. Knight Center Feb 24 - 26, 2017
February 20, 2017

Russia’s oldest orchestra coming to Akron March 1
February 20, 2017

Akron Zoo offers free admission on Presidents’ Day
February 15, 2017

Update on city construction at intersection of Howard/Main and MLK/Perkins/SR59
February 13, 2017

Winterfest fun continues at Lock 3 with Paw Puppies Weekend and Late Skate College Night
February 6, 2017

Mayor Horrigan Features Gallery of Local Black History in City Hall to Celebrate Black History Month
February 2, 2017