Events in Downtown Akron

The health, well-being and safety of our community is of foremost importance to the business owners, institutions, organizations and employees who make up our family in downtown Akron. Please follow the recommendations of our public health officials with regard to proper health etiquette when entering any public spaces. Downtown businesses may require you to wear a mask and/or social distance upon entry. Please respect the choices of business owners and those around you when visiting downtown.  

You can support your favorite downtown businesses by shopping online, ordering carry-out or delivery, purchasing gift cards and / or making donations.


Downtown events, culture and entertainment pack the calendar with wide-ranging things to do and see. Whether you’re looking for a day of family fun or to catch a performance by your favorite band, downtown Akron offers so many options. 

To submit an event, please use our online form (NOTE: your event must take place within DAP's 42-block Special Improvement District in downtown Akron).

We reserve the right to edit submissions for grammar, style and accuracy. Photos accompanying your event may also be submitted and must be sized 600x400 pixels.

For a listing of events, festivals, arts and culture events and more throughout Summit County, please visit SummitLive365.org.

Photograph of Lock 3 in downtown Akron, Ohio by Shane Wynn

Signature Events

Downtown Walking Tours
2nd Wednesday of the Month  | 12 - 1 p.m.

Downtown Biking Tours
3rd Wednesday of the Month | 12 - 1 p.m.

Downtown Scooter Tours
3rd Thursday of the Month | 6 p.m.

Experience beautiful public spaces, public art, development projects, downtown businesses and much more on these behind-the-scenes tours.