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December 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

October 2016

Boo at the Akron Zoo kicks off October 15
October 11, 2016

Emerging Leaders begin campaign for public art project in Downtown Akron
October 10, 2016

Salvation Army’s famous New York Staff Band In free performance October 14
October 6, 2016

Explore ‘The Planets’ plus So Percussion on Oct. 15 at EJ Thomas Hall
October 4, 2016

5th annual Akron Art Prize results announced
October 1, 2016

September 2016

RubberDucks General Manager Jim Pfander Named 2016 Eastern League Executive of the Year
September 29, 2016

Main library programs to kick off American Archives Month
September 27, 2016

Hope Lights the Way is chance to celebrate, honor, remember loved ones
September 26, 2016

Eat Local Challenge comes to Downtown Akron
September 21, 2016

Akron Zoo to host costume party for its last Brew at the Zoo of the year
September 20, 2016

World premiere by Emerson String Quartet opening Tuesday Musical season Sept. 27
September 19, 2016

National Initiative to “Reimagine the Civic Commons” Selects Akron for $5 Million Grant
September 8, 2016

RubberDucks Playoff Tickets On-Sale now
September 7, 2016

Wandering Aesthetics announces Fall Theatre Classes for Youth
September 6, 2016

Akron Art Prize: Look, Love, Vote
September 1, 2016

August 2016

Akron Zoo Announces the Closing of its Journey to the Reef Exhibit
August 29, 2016

Akron Based Autism Group to Perform Glass Menagerie Knight Art Grant winners to showcase talent and enlighten audience
August 26, 2016

UA's Art Bomb Brigade Partners with Local Artist on Design for New Ice Cream Company Mural
August 24, 2016

METRO Regional Transit Authority to launch DASH, a new route servicing downtown Akron
August 22, 2016

Akron Zoo to host football party for its Brew at the Zoo
August 15, 2016

Emerson opens Tuesday Musical season Sept. 27 with world premiere; new subscription packages on sale now
August 10, 2016

Integrated Health Care Arrives Downtown
August 10, 2016

City of Akron and Launch League to host hackathon
August 8, 2016

Chill, an Artisan Ice Cream Company to open new location in Downtown Akron
August 1, 2016

July 2016

City of Akron receives United State Department of Transportation TIGER Grant
July 27, 2016

Akron Zoo announces special snow leopard cub promotion
July 25, 2016

City of Akron hosts 33rd National Night Out
July 25, 2016

Free Fares Friday 2016
July 18, 2016

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

June 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 24, 2016

Celebrity Softball Game to Kickoff All-Star Festivities
June 23, 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 22, 2016

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

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

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

Akron Ale Fest comes to Downtown Akron
June 11, 2016

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

The Akron Civic Theatre will premiere The Akron Songwriters Workshop
June 8, 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 6, 2016

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

May 2016

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

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

Akron Zoo hosts World Oceans Day
May 22, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Canal Park Hosting Two Summer Movie Nights
May 3, 2016

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

April 2016

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

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

Lock 3 announces 2016 summer schedule
April 20, 2016

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

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

Downtown Akron Partnership makes new changes for 9th annual Green & Clean event
April 14, 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 13, 2016

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

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

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

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

March 2016

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

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

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

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

First Night Akron video receives ADDY Award
March 11, 2016

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

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

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

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

February 2016

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

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

Rubber City Comics now open at new location in Downtown Akron
February 18, 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 16, 2016

Akron Symphony Orchestra Celebrates 23 Years of Gospel Meets Symphony
February 11, 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 8, 2016

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

February 5, 2016

Verb Ballets Tribute to Heinz Poll
February 4, 2016

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

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

2016 Family Reading Festival
February 1, 2016

January 2016

Husband-and-wife duo in Valentine prelude concert Feb. 9 for Tuesday Musical
January 27, 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 25, 2016

Akron Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Olivier Brault
January 14, 2016

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

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

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

Metisentry Celebrates 10 Years
January 6, 2016

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

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

December 2015

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