Picture Yourself Downtown

Picture Yourself Downtown is your invitation to celebrate and be a part of the reopening of Main Street in Downtown Akron. Look for Picture Yourself Downtown programs for everyone, with opportunities to enjoy new, iconic sights and experiences you can only have downtown. Share your experiences in downtown with #PictureYourselfOnMain or #PictureYourselfAkron.

The Akronite App logoSupport downtown businesses and earn EXTRA back in Blimps on the #Akronite app. Your Blimps can then be used for purchases at your favorite downtown Akron locales. 

Download the app, link your card, and start earning blimps today! Make every action count.

Photos of Devo Energy Domes placed in different downtown Locales (Lock 2, near the Akron Civic Theatre, in Lock 4 and on Cascade Plaza)

Picture Yourself in Lock 3

We Are - Outdoor Art Gallery 

A Vote for Devo is a Vote for Akron! The Akron-original rock band, Devo has been nominated for inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Use your voice and vote on the fan ballot to support the band. The top 5 vote-getters by May 7 will be considered for inclusion: vote.rockhall.com

Find All 51 Energy Domes. Click here for a list of the locations of all 51 Devo Energy Domes.

April Downtown Walking Tour: DeVote, an insider’s perspective on the Devo's connection to, and memories of, downtown Akron


Through April 30 | On Your Own Book Club: Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall

Tuesdays | 2 - 8 p.m. | Treatery Taco Tuesdays

Wednesdays and Sundays | 8 p.m. | Live Streaming Claim Sale at Rubber City Comics

Wednesdays | 7 - 9 p.m. | Sporcle Live Trivia at Akronym Brewing

Sundays | 10 a.m. | Yeti Squad Rides with Dirty River Bicycle Works

Sundays | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Sunday Brunch and Brews at Akronym Brewing

Friday, Apr. 16 | 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. | Family Friday: Sogbety Diomande - Celebrating the Week of the Young Child

Friday, Apr. 16 | 12 - 12:05 p.m. | Lunchtime Five – Get Art: Why Tell Stories About Art?

Friday, Apr. 16 | 7:30 p.m. | Livestream: Detention in Residence at Jilly's Music Room

Saturday, Apr. 17 | 10 a.m. | Devo Bike Ride (short ride, 33 Energy Domes)

Saturday, Apr. 17 | 12 p.m. | Akron City Gospel Singers Masterclass

Saturday, Apr. 17 | 7:30 p.m. | Livestream: Mo' Mojo from Jilly's Music Room

Sunday, Apr. 18 | 10 a.m. | Devo Bike Ride (long ride, 50 Energy Domes)

Sunday, Apr. 18 | 3 p.m. | Summit Choral Society Concert at the Akron Civic Theatre

Tuesday, Apr. 20 | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Virtual: Fantasy Science Fiction Book Club

Tuesday, Apr. 20 | 7:30 p.m. | Tuesday Musical presents Bass Virtuoso Edgar Meyer

Wednesday, Apr. 21 | 6:45 - 8:45 a.m. | 28th Annual Greater Akron Speaks Out for Values Virtual Breakfast

Friday, Apr. 23 | 6 - 8 p.m. | #BandAkron Light Up Reveal

More things to see in downtown Akron

The finest independent and world cinema from the Nightlight Cinema's Virtual Screening Room

Band by Ian Brill in downtown Akron, Ohio, photo: Joe Levack PhotographyCurated Storefront Presents Band by Ian Brill (after dark, look up at the 19th floor of the former Akron City Center Hotel, located at 20 West Mill St.)

Through Jun. 25 | The Art of a Pandemic

Through Jun. 25 | Akron Artist Danny Ratcliffe at Summit County Courthouse

Through Sept. 19 | Totally Rad: Bold Color in the 1980s, Akron Art Museum 

Through Sept. 19 | Totally Radical: Art and Politics in the 1980s, Akron Art Museum

Shop local

Through Saturday,  Apr. 10 | Save 50% on coats and boots, and 35% off all wedding, prom and homecoming dresses through Apr. 30 at blue: A Goodwill Boutique

Happy Little Paintings: May Flowers Edition at Akron Soul Train

Beautiful and functional ceramics for Mother's Day now available at Zeber-Martell Clay Studio and Gallery

Eat local

The rooftop patio at The Lockview has reopened.

More updates to come!

Click here for the full downtown calendar of events.