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September 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

January 2017

Experience the passion and power of The Firebird on Feb. 10 at EJ Thomas Hall
January 31, 2017

City to close intersection of MLK, Main, Howard and Perkins for Innerbelt Project and Old Main Sewer Separation
January 26, 2017

Mayor Dan Horrigan to Deliver 2017 State of the City Address February 28th at the John S. Knight Center
January 25, 2017

Akron Zoo has opportunities for seasonal employment
January 25, 2017

Akron/Summit CVB announces recipients of 2017 Partnerships in Motion Destination Development Grant Program
January 25, 2017

11th annual Chili Challenge
January 12, 2017

Akron Zoo to open Curious Creatures exhibit in June
January 11, 2017

Akron Symphony Orchestra to present Beethoven's 9th on Jan. 21
January 9, 2017

Akron Zoo sets a new attendance record in 2016
January 6, 2017

Ohio Shakespeare Festival presents Monday Fight Night
January 5, 2017

First Night Akron 2017 audience estimated at 13,000 revelers
January 4, 2017

December 2016

Akron Zoo to host Dollar Days on weekends in January
December 30, 2016

RubberDucks to host 2017 internship fair on Jan. 7
December 27, 2016

Volunteer opportunities available for 21st annual First Night Akron
December 21, 2016

Pritt Entertainment Group named the second fastest-growing Upstart company in NE Ohio at the Weatherhead 100 Awards
December 14, 2016

Three Roderick Linton Belfance attorneys recognized as Super Lawyers®
December 8, 2016

City Begins Work on Old Main Sewer Separation (CSO Rack 21)
December 2, 2016

Akron Zoo to host 8th annual Trunk Show for holiday shoppers
December 1, 2016

November 2016

Mayor Horrigan introduces legislation for renovation of the historic Landmark building into mixed use development
November 29, 2016

Winterfest’s season of family-friendly fun launches this weekend at Lock 3
November 22, 2016

Akron Christmas history talk with local book author Dec. 3
November 22, 2016

First Night Akron unveils button art for 21st annual New Year’s Eve celebration
November 18, 2016

Free family Harvest Fest to celebrate public space improvements in downtown scheduled for Nov. 18-19
November 16, 2016

The 2016 “20 DAYS OF GIVING” Starts Wednesday
November 15, 2016

City and Downtown Akron Partnership announce findings from Phase I of downtown planning process
November 15, 2016

New book Triple Dog Dare is released in time for 2016 holiday season
November 11, 2016

Akron Zoo launches brand new website
November 7, 2016

Neos Dance Theatre and the Akron Art Museum team up for 'Symbiosis'
November 7, 2016