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February 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

Akron Municipal Court to offer Halloween weddings
September 24, 2018

Quirky characters star in Brian Bress: Pictures Become You
September 20, 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

Festival of Beers set for September 22 at Canal Park
September 10, 2018

Akron Art Museum Presents folded, crumpled and sewn paintings and prints in The Fabricators
September 5, 2018

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

August 2018

Grown-Up Play Date Fundraiser to benefit Akron Children’s Museum
August 31, 2018

Rosie, the tunnel boring machine, completes historic mile-long journey under downtown Akron
August 30, 2018

Musk deer fawn makes public debut
August 28, 2018

“Synapse” series connects art and science at The University of Akron
August 24, 2018

Pokémon GO revs up for downtown Akron's "In the 330" event on August 25
August 21, 2018

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad powers ahead with campaign
August 21, 2018

Keep Akron Beautiful hosts “Green the Scene” celebration
August 21, 2018

RubberDucks playoff tickets on sale now
August 7, 2018

Akron Symphony Orchestra announces single tickets for 2018-19 concert season now on sale
August 6, 2018

City, University of Akron and volunteers to build Exchange Street bike lanes Aug. 11-15
August 2, 2018

3rd annual Akron Ale Fest celebrates Ohio local craft beers and artisans in August
August 1, 2018

Walk [Your City] signs provide easy directions to downtown Akron destinations
August 1, 2018

July 2018

Development Fund of the Western Reserve announces sixth Community Loan Fund project financing
July 30, 2018

The Love Akron Network announces speaker and honorees for 7th annual breakfast
July 30, 2018

The Akron Art Museum wants you to connect with Dot, a new digital tour guide
July 30, 2018

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

Brew at the Zoo on July 21 introduces new theme: Paradise Island
July 17, 2018

From First Night to every night in downtown Akron
July 16, 2018

Eartha Vision has a home in downtown Akron Historic Arts District
July 12, 2018

Summit County Italian-American Festival comes to Lock 3 for an unforgettable weekend in Akron
July 11, 2018

New exhibit at Summit Artspace gives local artists chance to be part of Front International
July 9, 2018

Flights of Imagination with Planes, Trains & Automobiles at the Akron Art Museum
July 5, 2018

Akron Art Museum seeking community input for upcoming exhibition
July 3, 2018

City of Akron Rib, White and Blue Festival runs through July 4
July 2, 2018

June 2018

City to begin work on Main Street Corridor project
June 28, 2018

Canal Park Hosting “Fourth on the Field” July 4
June 25, 2018

Akron Zoo to host Princess and Pirate Day on June 30
June 22, 2018

UA public arts programs team up with DAP to transform Akron’s Historic Arts District into street art block
June 18, 2018

Women's Art League celebrates 85th anniversary at Summit Artspace
June 18, 2018

Summer is in full swing in downtown Akron
June 14, 2018

Akron Zoo to kick off first Brew at the Zoo event on June 16
June 7, 2018

High Arts Festival accepting entries through June 18
June 6, 2018

First summer camp offering at the Akron Children's Museum
June 4, 2018

May 2018

Live Creative summer studio for families at the Akron Art Museum
May 30, 2018

DAP and ASCVB announce new contest designed to encourage downtown Akron dining
May 29, 2018

New species on exhibit at the Akron Zoo
May 29, 2018

Canal Park’s First Movie Night of 2018 – “Beauty and the Beast” June 9
May 18, 2018

Free Cleveland Orchestra concert at The Akron Children’s Museum
May 16, 2018

Akron Zoo welcomes male snow leopard
May 14, 2018

Akron Symphony Orchestra plans a season of hits in 2018-19
May 12, 2018

Meet innovative Northeast Ohio artists at the Akron Art Museum
May 12, 2018

Akron Zoo to celebrate Mother’s Day
May 10, 2018

Akron Symphony Orchestra Spring Gala supports education and musical excellence
May 7, 2018

Akron Art Museum brings the sounds of summer back to the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden with Downtown@Dusk’s 34th season
May 1, 2018

April 2018

The Love Akron Network’s 7th Annual awards breakfast celebrate contributions of women leaders
April 30, 2018

Verdi’s Requiem on May 5
April 23, 2018

Akron Zoo unveils first aerobic composter to be used at any zoo in world
April 23, 2018

Lock 3 releases 2018 summer concert and event schedule
April 20, 2018

Akron Children's Museum to hold first Earth Day celebration with “Earth Day Fun Fest”
April 18, 2018

Akron Zoo to host Earth Day celebration
April 13, 2018

Treat mom to an art experience at the Akron Art Museum’s Mother’s Day Open House
April 13, 2018

Finale of Tuesday Musical season featuring Brentano and flutist Marina Piccinini
April 13, 2018

Wandering Aesthetics presents Tell Tail (A folk tale theater adventure of four furry friends)
April 11, 2018

ASO to present Jazz Meets Symphony on April 14
April 9, 2018

Akron Zoo to host brand new event, A Wild Appetite
April 9, 2018

March 2018

Life in the 24: New photo exhibit captures passion, pride, hope, despair and the everyday in Akron's neighborhoods
March 31, 2018

MonsterPianos at E.J. Thomas Hall April 8 — The University of Akron School of Music
March 29, 2018

T-shirt wearers have chance to win two round-trip Spirit Airlines vouchers in “Wear Your 330 Shirt to Work Day” contest
March 27, 2018

Downtown Akron Partnership invites downtown green thumbs to adopt a planter
March 26, 2018

UA Steel Drum Band at E.J. Thomas Hall April 7 — The University of Akron School of Music
March 21, 2018

Free event at Akron Art Museum celebrates World Tai Chi and Qigong Day on Saturday, April 28
March 19, 2018

An Ohio premiere of the 2015 Olivier Award winner for Best New Play at Ohio Shakespeare
March 19, 2018

The Akron Symphony Orchestra presents Planet Earth on March 23
March 15, 2018

Akron PeaceMakers sponsor glow-in-the-dark egg hunt and pancake dinner on March 16
March 13, 2018

Akron Children's Museum Inclusion Awareness Event to be held on March 16
March 12, 2018

Akron Zoo offering popular ZooCamp summer program
March 9, 2018

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

Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau promotes “Wear Your 330 Shirt to Work Day” on March 30
March 7, 2018

14th annual FRESH show draws regional works; winners announced
March 6, 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