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

Signature Events

3rd Thursday

Feb. 21 | 4-8 p.m.

3rd Thursday is a monthly event highlighting arts, culture, cuisine and entertainment in downtown.

Winter Downtown

Nov. 23-Feb 18

From the holiday window displays in the O’Neil’s building to Lock 3 Winterfest or the Nutcracker at Akron Civic Theatre, downtown Akron comes alive in the wintertime.