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May 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

October 2016

Two new cafés open in Downtown Akron
October 18, 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