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Downtown Akron Partnership’s mission is to promote and build a vibrant and valuable downtown for all people.

DAP is dedicated to bringing people, activity, business and a thriving civic life to the heart of Akron. Through strategic marketing and management of downtown’s resources, we’re working to promote downtown as a live, work, play destination in the center of our city.

Our areas of focus include collaborative marketing and promotion; resources and support for business development; enhancement, and maintenance of the physical environment; safety and hospitality services; and signature programming and placemaking.


DAP offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities to showcase your business to the thousands of people who visit the downtown neighborhood every day for events, employment, leisure activities, food and drink, and more, alongside the growing number of residents who call downtown Akron home. Sponsorships are an excellent way to reach passionate audiences, while enhancing your brand with the public’s increasing satisfaction with downtown Akron.

Current Sponsorship opportunities include: 

Winter 2024 Lighting Sponsorships and Lunar New Year Celebration Sponsorships. For more information and to inform us of your interest, fill out the form below and a DAP staff member will get back to you within 24 hours.

DAP Thanks Our Sponsors:

McDonald Hopkins, 2024 Downtown Winter Lighting Sponsor

Ajinomoto, 2024 Downtown Winter Lighting Sponsor

Families First Health Services, 2024 Downtown Winter Lighting Sponsor

Smaltz Insurance LLC, 2024 Downtown Winter Lighting Sponsor

Friends of Downtown:

Eddies Famous Cheesesteaks & Grille

Maria, Isabelle & Theo Beckett

Spring Garden Waldorf School