Picture Your Winter on Main

Picture Yourself on Main is your invitation to celebrate and be a part of the reopening of Main Street in Downtown Akron. Look for Picture Yourself on Main 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.

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Photograph by Jeff Klaum of a family visiting downtown Akron in the winter


How to Dress to Enjoy the Great (Downtown) Akron Outdoors

Here are 5 tips to help you stay warm, while looking cool when you visit downtown Akron this winter. 


Picture Your Winter in Lock 3

'Twas the Night Before the Holiday Celebrations - Outdoor Art Gallery (through the holidays)
Akron Winter Nights (through the holidays)
City of Akron Wishmas Tree (through the holidays)
Vintage Holiday Window Displays (through the holidays)
Light Show at Lock 4 (all winter, at the top of each hour from 5 - 9 p.m.)
Igloo Rentals (reservations available now)
Outdoor Polar Putt Putt (coming January 6)

Archie Coloring Page/Letter to Santa (through the holidays)
Holiday Window Walk (through the holidays) Here is a map to all of the window displays and installations on Main St. and S. High St.

More Upcoming Experiences on Main Street Akron

Things to do

Through Jan. 31 | Mandalas and More: Coloring Pages to Go from Akron-Summit County Public Library

Through Jan. 31 | Sudoku and Search a Number from Akron-Summit County Public Library

Through Jan. 31 | On-Your-Own Book Club: The Dutch House from Akron-Summit County Public Library

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

Brighten the Days of Local Seniors and their Caregivers with Your Handmade Valentine Card, collected by the Summit County Probate Court

Wednesday, Jan. 13 | 6 - 8 p.m. | Namaste Morning: Painting at Missing Falls Brewery

Thursday, Jan. 14 | Movies@Main: Social Distancing Edition - Driving Miss Daisy (2013 stage production)

Thursday, Jan. 14 | 10 - 11 a.m. | Coffee with the Collection: Making Your Mark

Saturday, Jan. 16 | 1 - 2:30 p.m. | Identifying and Preserving Your Family Photos

Saturday, Jan. 16 | 7:30 p.m. | Jeff Klemm: A Fool's Delight Deluxe Reissue Release Party Stream

Sunday, Jan. 17 | 2 - 3 p.m. | Akron-Summit County Public Library Virtual MLK, Jr. Lecture: Matthew A. Cherry

Sunday, Jan. 17 | 7 p.m. | Concerts in the Commons, Winter Edition: Jul Big Green

Monday, Jan. 18 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at Akron Art Museum

Monday, Jan. 18 | 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at Akron Zoo

Thursday, Jan. 21 | Movies@Main: Social Distancing Edition - Charade

Friday, Jan. 22 | 12 p.m. | Akron Roundtable presents author David Giffels

Sunday, Jan. 24 | 7 p.m. | Concerts in the Commons, Winter Edition: Kofi Boakye

Thursday, Jan. 28 | Movies@Main: Social Distancing Edition - Mrs. Dalloway

Sunday, Jan. 31 | 3 p.m. | Summit Choral Society Winter Wonderland Concert at Akron Civic Theatre


More things to see

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

Through Feb. 6 | Drag Portraits: New Works by Max Markwald at Akron Soul Train

Through Feb. 6 | United, an exhibition by Shani Richards at Akron Soul Train

Through Mar. 11 | Akron Artist Danny Ratcliffe at Summit County Courthouse

Through Mar. 27 | Adana Tillman, Black Joy: The Opal Onyx at Summit Artspace

Through Mar. 27 | Fresh: New Work, New Material at Summit Artspace

Through Mar. 27 | HEAD2HEAD: Milan Kecman solo exhibition

Through Mar. 27 | Tactile: New Directions in Textile - Lizzi Essi, Nyki Fetterman, Megan Young at Summit Artspace

Shop local

Through Saturday, January 9 | 35% Off Purses at blue: A Goodwill Boutique


Eat local

Stay tuned! More is on the way! Click here for the full downtown calendar of events.