Downtown News

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November 2019

Winterblast at Lock 3, Northeast Ohio's Most Popular Family Friendly Destination for Winter Fun, Announces 2019 Schedule
November 19, 2019

Metisentry Acquires ScholarVets
November 14, 2019

Victim Assistance Program to Honor Victims of Homicide at Annual Angel Tree Ceremony
November 7, 2019

Drips is the 20th Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2019 Technology Fast 500™
November 7, 2019

October 2019

Artist Angela Washko to speak at Akron Art Museum
October 31, 2019

METRO Regional Transit Authority to offer free fares on Election Day and Veteran’s Day
October 29, 2019

Pritt Entertainment Group moving to historic Carlton building in downtown Akron
October 29, 2019

Akron Zoo event, Penguin Palooza, to return due to popular demand
October 25, 2019

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical live on stage soars to Akron Civic Theatre on Dec. 19
October 25, 2019

Educators can get ideas for game-ifying classrooms at Akron Art Museum workshop
October 25, 2019

Akron Zoo to host Ghost Tours
October 18, 2019

Enter Poe's Garden for the mysterious at Summit Artspace Oct. 18-Nov. 9
October 16, 2019

The Experience Barber & Beauty Shop now open in downtown Akron
October 15, 2019

Trick or Treat on South High Street for families at the Akron Art Museum
October 9, 2019

September 2019

METRO Regional Transit Authority encourages Summit County to take the bus during Try Transit Week.
September 30, 2019

Mint Hair Collective now open in downtown Akron
September 24, 2019

Artists of Rubber City teams up with Summit Artspace to offer art classes Sept. 22-Oct. 19
September 19, 2019

Akron's longest running comic book store under new ownership in downtown Akron
September 17, 2019

Canal Park Festival of Beers to feature Ohio-based breweries
September 16, 2019

Downtown Akron Partnership and NCCAkron present #Dance4Coffee
September 13, 2019

The Akron Symphony Orchestra present Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony, on Sept. 21
September 11, 2019

Akron Chilren's Museum hosts Music Garden ribbon cutting ceremony
September 6, 2019

The BOX Gallery presents ArtPrize in the BOX
September 4, 2019

August 2019

Pints and Pies: craft beer and pizza festival comes to Akron
August 27, 2019

Akron Art Museum offers free admission to University of Akron students, faculty and staff
August 26, 2019

Canal Park to host Festival of Beers on Sept. 21
August 23, 2019

Akron Art Museum adds work by Jenny Holzer to its collection
August 15, 2019

Exchange Street to begin two-way traffic on Monday, Aug. 19
August 14, 2019

AIDS Memorial Quilt coming to Akron
August 12, 2019

Joel Fuhrman and Ocean Robbins to present keynote talks at Wayside Wellness Fair on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Akron Civic Theatre
August 12, 2019

METRO Regional Transit Authority to celebrate 50th birthday on August 14
August 7, 2019

Akron Zoo to host Summer Safari on Aug. 9
August 5, 2019

RubberDucks announce 2020 home schedule
August 5, 2019

July 2019

Akron Zoo to hold naming contest for snow leopard cub
July 18, 2019

Grocery Grabbers provides personal shopping services from downtown Akron location
July 18, 2019

Movie Night at Canal Park: “The Secret Life of Pets” on July 27
July 17, 2019

Area artists display self-portraits in new juried show opening July 19 at Summit Artspace
July 10, 2019

Next Brew at the Akron Zoo is July 20
July 9, 2019

June 2019

Artists of Rubber City presents Small Gems
June 27, 2019

Musk deer born at the Akron Zoo
June 24, 2019

Fairy tales get dark in Dread & Delight at the Akron Art Museum
June 20, 2019

Akron Children's Museum host summer camp programs
June 11, 2019

Snow leopard cub born at the Akron Zoo
June 5, 2019

RubberDucks partner with United Way of Summit County for “Fourth on the Field”
June 3, 2019

May 2019

Akron Art Museum joins institutions nationwide in the 10th summer of Blue Star Museums
May 23, 2019

Artists of Rubber City presents trio of ceramic artists in The BOX Gallery
May 22, 2019

Summit Artspace announces 2019 Arts Alive awards honorees and finalists
May 20, 2019

Boa Mistura lends perspective on Decade of STEM
May 14, 2019

Akron Art Museum marks the 35th season of Downtown@Dusk with local favorites in a beautiful garden space
May 10, 2019

Community institutions hosting "Just Review It" to celebrate Small Business Week
May 7, 2019

Join the Akron Art Museum in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Art Museum Day
May 6, 2019

It's time for lunch in downtown Akron
May 1, 2019

April 2019

Akron Zoo to celebrate Cinco de Mayo
April 29, 2019

Summit Artspace Welcome Gallery features photos by Dan Rowland, May 3-June 22
April 29, 2019

Society sets annual meeting for April 25; former Akron Beacon Journal editor Bruce Winges to speak
April 22, 2019

Lock 3 amphitheatre in downtown Akron releases 2019 summer concert and event schedule
April 16, 2019

Artist Nick Cave to Bring HEARD•AKRON to Life at the Akron Art Museum
April 12, 2019

Summit County Historical Society kicks off Akron History Hikes; YWCA Walk starts 10th season on April 23
April 12, 2019

Summit Artspace hosts traveling Cuyahoga River exhibit for 50th celebration, April 12-May 18
April 9, 2019

Suzie Graham to receive visitor's bureau chairman's award
April 8, 2019

NFL to honor Akron as one of its original towns during NFL100 centennial celebration
April 8, 2019

Summit County Executive launches economic development website; premieres promotional video
April 3, 2019

Summit County Historical Society properties reopen April 3, new exhibits set
April 1, 2019

March 2019

The Akron Art Museum celebrates creative early learning opportunities with BabyFest ‘19
March 28, 2019

Akron Civic Theatre to kick off public phase of capital campaign with free 90th anniversary celebration
March 26, 2019

Summit Artspace announces 2019 Arts Alive awards and fundraiser; nominations now open
March 25, 2019

David W. James named recipient of 2019 Lieberth Community Vision Award
March 21, 2019

Leadership Akron now accepting applications for 2019-2020 Signature Program
March 19, 2019

World premiere to highlight Tuesday Musical concert on March 28
March 15, 2019

Mayor Horrigan to host third Health Equity Summit March 19 at John S. Knight Center
March 13, 2019

Akron Zoo to offer St. Patrick’s Day celebration
March 8, 2019

Urban Corps is launched in downtown Akron
March 6, 2019

Akron Children's Museum hosts all aboard the Akron Express train event
March 5, 2019

February 2019

Pritt Entertainment Group takes home eight ADDYs at the 2019 Akron-Canton ADDY Awards
February 28, 2019

Akron Zoo receives $1.5 million gift for upcoming expansion
February 27, 2019

Independent book store now open in downtown Akron
February 22, 2019

Experience best of dance in Northeast Ohio at ‘Lose Your Marbles’ on March 1
February 12, 2019

Double Dare Live will play at Akron Civic Theatre
February 8, 2019

Leadership Akron accepting applications for Leadership Akron Community Leadership Institute this spring
February 6, 2019

New laser light event to be offered at Akron Zoo
February 1, 2019

The Akron Symphony Orchestra explores the mysteries of the sea with La Mer on Feb. 9
February 1, 2019

January 2019

METRO offers free fares for the remainder of the week due to expected arctic blast
January 28, 2019

Portage Path earns Medicaid approval to provide dual diagnosis services
January 23, 2019

Come downtown and say, “Hi”
January 18, 2019

Mayor Dan Horrigan to deliver 2019 State of the City address Feb. 20 at the John S. Knight Center
January 17, 2019

13th Annual Firefighters’ Chili Challenge - Friday at Lock 3
January 16, 2019

Akron Zoo offering free admission for MLK Day
January 11, 2019

Winter on the Boardwalk
January 10, 2019

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration for families at Akron Art Museum
January 8, 2019

Akron Zoo offers new winter event
January 3, 2019

December 2018

METRO RTA partners with the Summit County Board of Developmental Disabilities to bring art show to RKPTC
December 17, 2018

Young powerhouses of chamber music in Akron concert Jan. 22
December 13, 2018

Kaleidoscope is an area holiday tradition
December 11, 2018

Akron Zoo to ring in 2019 with new event
December 11, 2018

John Cusack live on stage for a conversation and Q&A after a screening of High Fidelity
December 6, 2018

November 2018

Mid-century modern furniture store opens in downtown Akron
November 29, 2018

ASO to present Home for the Holidays on Dec. 7
November 28, 2018

Akron Children's Museum hosts Hands-On Holidays Spectacular
November 27, 2018

UA School of Music’s Jingle Jazz and Friends; Dec. 9 at E.J. Thomas Hall
November 26, 2018

Opening celebration of Winterfest at Lock 3 is Friday, Nov. 23
November 20, 2018

Restoration of Akron Civic Theatre will help build a more vibrant, connected downtown Akron with $5 million investment
November 16, 2018

Rising Star Center for the Arts opens in downtown Akron
November 14, 2018

City of Akron partners with Weston on CitiCenter redevelopment
November 14, 2018

Alyson Hannigan live on stage for a conversation and Q&A before screeing of 1999 hit film American Pie
November 12, 2018

Akron Zoo to host Wild Lights this holiday season
November 9, 2018

METRO RTA is offering free line-service rides on Veterans Day
November 6, 2018

METRO RTA offering free line-service rides on Veterans Day
November 6, 2018

Akron Zoo looking for stars of 2019 TV commercial
November 2, 2018

October 2018

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture curator to speak at Akron Art Museum
October 31, 2018

City to host public meeting on second phase of Main Street corridor project
October 23, 2018

Akron Zoo to open two new wildlife experiences in 2019 and 2020
October 18, 2018

Tell-Tale Heart opening Fuze series Nov. 3
October 16, 2018

Summit County Probate Court to host an art show with Summit DD
October 15, 2018

Fall Main Event series resumes with No.1 Ladies Detective Agency bestselling Scottish author Alexander McCall Smith
October 11, 2018

High Arts Festival results announced Oct. 6
October 7, 2018

Akron offering free two-hour parking to encourage downtown patronage
October 5, 2018

Quebec favorite Les Violons du Roy in Tuesday Musical concert Oct. 16
October 4, 2018

Boo at the Akron Zoo kicks off on Oct. 13
October 2, 2018

September 2018

Downtown Akron’s latest space life project to be unveiled on Sept. 20
September 17, 2018

High Arts Festival showcases local art in downtown Akron
September 12, 2018

METRO RTA announces contract negotiations with final pick for executive director.
September 4, 2018

July 2018

Akron's first parklet to be unveiled on July 19
July 19, 2018

March 2018

Mayor Dan Horrigan announces $8 Million TIGER grant to city of Akron for Phase II of Downtown Promenade Project
March 9, 2018

July 2017

Downtown Akron Partnership to improve Akron’s public spaces, increase city vibrancy with $1.5 million from Knight Fdn
July 12, 2017

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