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.


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Photos of downtown visitors engaged in various activities (biking, yoga, rollerskating, music)


Picture Yourself in Lock 3

Summer Downtown

Check out what there is to do and see in downtown Akron, all summer long.

We Are - Outdoor Art Gallery 

Downtown Akron Partnership summer fitness classes

Roller skating on Cascade Plaza

Downtown Tours by foot, bike and scooter

Live music in the Northside Green on Saturdays


Recurring Events

Mondays | 7 - 10:30 p.m. | Modern Monday at Full Grip Games

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

Tuesdays | 7 - 9 p.m. | Tuesday Night Trivia (Speedquizzing) at the Barley House

Wednesdays and Fridays | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Recess on Main at Lock 3

Wednesdays and Sundays | 7 p.m. | Live Streaming Claim Sale at Rubber City Comics

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

Fridays | 7 - 10 p.m. | Friday Night Magic Booster Draft at Full Grip Games

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

Sundays | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. | NOMZ Brunch in Northside Marketplace with Live Music from 1 - 2 p.m.


Tuesday, July 27 | 5:30 p.m. | Guided Bike Ride from Lock 3 to the Summit Lake Farmers Market

Tuesday, July 27 | 5:30 p.m. | Downtown Yoga in Lock 3

Tuesday. July 27 | 7 - 8 p.m. | Thank Dog! Bootcamp

Tuesday, July 27 | 7:30 p.m. | Tuesday Musical presents Chanticleer at E. J. Thomas Hall

Wednesday, July 28 | 12 - 12:45 p.m. | Building a Workout Program and Nutrition 101

Wednesday, July 28 | 6 - 7 p.m. | Akron Postcard Club - Inaugural Meeting

Wednesday, July 28 | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Downtown POUND

Wednesday, July 28 | 7 p.m. | Rhythm Syndicate live in Lock 3

Thursday, July 29 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Downtown Taiji (Tai Chi) on Cascade Plaza

Thursday, July 29 | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Downtown Kickboxing

Thursday, July 29 | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Downtown Line Dancing with Just Us Line Dance Crew

Thursday, July 29 | 6:30 - 8  p.m. | Downtown@Dusk: 15 60 75 The Numbers Band

Thursday, July 29 | 6:30 p.m. | Movies@Main: Calamity Jane

Thursday, July 29 | 7 - 9 p.m. | Alternative Summer Nights with JENY 107.3

Thursday, July 29 | 7 p.m. | DBA and Northside Speakeasy present Jeff Klemm

Friday, July 30 | 7 - 10 p.m. | WONE 97.5 Rock the Lock: Hard Days Night Beatles Tribute, with Into the Blue

Friday, July 30 | 7 - 10 p.m. | Free Karaoke Night at NOMZ

Friday, July 30 | 7 p.m. | DBA and Northside Speakeasy present Josee and Nikole McGee

Friday, July 30 | 8 p.m. - 12 a.m. | Zydeco Kings live at Jilly's Music Room

Saturday, July 31 | 10 - 11 a.m. | FamilyFit on Cascade Plaza

Saturday, July 31 | 10:55 - 11:05 a.m. | DrumSing on Cascade Plaza

Saturday, July 31 | 11 - 11:45 a.m. | ArtSparks Pop Up Dance Class

Saturday, July 31 | 6 - 7 p.m. | Busking in the Green with Cathy Towns Grady

Saturday, July 31 | 7 p.m. | Musica Grand Re-Opening Show with Relaxer, Free Black! and Flock of Moons

Saturday, July 31 | 8 p.m. - 12 a.m. | Matthew Alec & The Soul Electric at Jilly's Music Room

Sunday, Aug. 1 | 4 - 5 p.m. | Downtown Line Dancing

Sunday, Aug. 1 | 7 p.m. | The University of Akron School of Music Tuba Summer!

 


More things to see in downtown Akron

Playing at the Nightlight Cinema This Week (click for showtimes)

July 26 - July 29 | Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

July 30 - Aug. 12 | The Green Knight

July 31 - Aug 1 | Two Lane Blacktop

Visit the Nightlight Cinema's Virtual Screening Room to rent titles for home viewing.

 

Akron Soul Train | Through Aug. 15

Summit Art Space | Through Sept. 25

  • Present and Retro by P.R. Miller
  • Botanical Voices: Helen Wilson solo show
  • Simplexcities: Digital Constructs, Visual Music, Liquid Landscapes by Christopher Hoot
  • Including but Not Limited To: Emerging Artists from Kent, Ohio

Akron Art Museum

Curated Storefront

The University of Akron Cummings Center for the History of Psychology

The University of Akron Mary Schiller Myers School of Art Emily Davis Gallery

Through July 30 | Rubber City to Rustbelt: The End of Akron's Rubber Industry 1976-1987
Through July 30 | Selections from the Myers School of Art Collection


Shop local 

 


Eat local

The rooftop patio at The Lockview has reopened and was named to this list of the county's best places to eat outdoors.

The rooftop patio at El Patrón Tequilería & Cuisine is open.

More updates to come!

Click here for the full downtown calendar of events.