3rd Thursday highlights downtown destinations

Due to circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, we are not able to experience 3rd Thursday in person this month. There are still a number of ways to support downtown businesses and artists though!

Check out the 3rd Thursday flyer for a list of restaurants offering dine-in, carry out and delivery services, retail businesses and virtual downtown events you can enjoy. 

For more information about ways to support downtown businesses at this time, click here.

Bonus digital content for June!

Recommended books from the Akron-Summit County Public Library and the University of Akron Press:
- Picture books with African-American characters
- Children's books by Black authors and/or Illustrators
- Young Adult books by Black authors
Teen books by Black authors that can be checked out digitally from the Akron-Summit County Public Library
- Books by Black authors published by The University of Akron Press
For more information on how to purchase or borrow these books, visit the Akron-Summit County Public Library and The University of Akron press websites.

3rd Thursday Recipe Release: Panko Crusted Chicken Sandwich from The Lockview.

Spotify Playlist: Check out the 3rd Thursday Akron playlist on Spotify featuring all Akron musicians.

Virtual Meditation: Join SYLC Consulting for a virtual meditation session from 12:15-12:45 p.m. on the SYLC and Downtown Akron Partnership Facebook pages.

Doers and Dreamers:Join ArtsNow for this special edition of Doers and Dreamers as we present Alex Couch and Micah Kraus, interviewed by Kelli Fetter of Downtown Akron Partnership. The interview starts at noon.


3rd Thursday is a monthly excursion highlighting arts, culture, cuisine and entertainment in downtown. The goal is to introduce visitors to independent destinations, events and activities that establish downtown Akron as an arts and culture destination every day of the week.

Please like our 3rd Thursday Facebook page and stay up-to-date on each month's event. Also follow the event on Instagram