Downtown Akron: October 16 -31, 2020 Your Support Makes a Difference
How to Saturday on Main: Make a Day of It
Saturday, October 17 is the first of two Harvest Mart farmers'' markets in Lock 3, and that would be very cool if that was the only thing happening on the newly reopened Main Street in downtown Akron. There''s great stuff planned all day in Lock 3 and downtown, so here is your menu of things to choose from:
- 11 a.m. Rediscover Downtown Akron Scooter Tour
- 1 - 5 p.m. Harvest Mart in Lock 3: shop fresh food and handcrafted goods from local farmers, artists and artisans. For the line-up of vendors, parking info and more, see below
- 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. Akron Children''s Museum hosts Monster Rocktober outdoor activities for kids and families
- 5 - 10 p.m. Akron Children''s Museum is offering Grown Up Playdate Parties at Home, chock full of goodies
- 7 - 9 p.m. Akron rockers Lady Lyre perform in Lock 3
Other cool stuff happening nearby:
- 35% off shoes, 50% off jewelry sale at blue: A Goodwill Boutique (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
- Happy Hour at The 1: Food and Spirits (4 - 6 p.m.), followed by live piano with Ed Majeski (5 - 7 p.m.),
followed by Jeff Klemm (8 - 10 p.m.)
- Akronym Brewing hosts its 1st Ever Chili Cook-Off (11 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
- Akron Soul Train has 2 new exhibitions on view (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
- Akron Art Museum has Akron Art Mail on view (11 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
- Summit Artspace has 5 new exhibitions on view (noon - 5 p.m.)
Get outside, go downtown, and share your experiences with #PictureYourselfOnMain or #PictureYourselfAkron.
Harvest Mart: Details
- Kent, Ohio artist Rachel Jernigan (jewelry, fine art)
- Quiroz Family Farm (apples, pumpkins, gourds and late-summer produce)
- Tea Hill Farms (pasture-fed, hormone-free beef, chicken, turkey, duck, pork and lamb)
- Timber Jaxx Cutting Boards (handmade cutting boards, spoons, and spatulas)
- Minus G (sweet and savory gluten-free baking mixes)
- Witzi''s Granola (grain free, organic and raw)
- Goodell Family Farm (has been making maple syrup in Mantua, Ohio for seven generations, since 1825)
- Smyrna Mediterranean Morsels (ready-to-eat hummus, stuffed grape leaves, tabouleh, babganoush and more)
- Bucha Bill''s Raw Kombucha (many flavors available, made in Akron, Ohio)
- Fox Den Farm (handcrafted goat milk soap, made from goats they raise themselves)
- Ohio City Pasta (hand crafted pasta in small batches in Cleveland Ohio, since 1990)
- Shop Local Akron (locally-sourced products from the 330)
- Tree City Studio (beaded pens, utensils and more)
- Aurora Honey (local honey)
- Sara Edwards (pillows made from Turkish textiles)
- Just a Guy Who Grew a Bunch of Celery (home grown celery, great prices and more than you can shake a stalk at)
What to expect
- all vendors will be wearing masks and have hand sanitizer at their tents
- one-way traffic signs set up on sidewalks
- please refrain from touching the vendors'' merchandise. If you want to buy something, please ask each vendor to bag it for you.
- bring a reusable bag and you can carry your purchases home.
- all visitors should wear masks
- picnic tables near the stage at Lock 3 will be available for you to eat and drink
Parking, a love story
- parking on Main Street should be available
- parking in the State Street deck is also an excellent option:
|Click on the map for directions to State Street Parking Deck|
Harvest Mart is in the DORA (Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area) which means you can purchase a grown-up (21 or over) beverage from Lock 3, The Lockview or The Barley House and carry it with you, enjoying it outdoors.
One more thing
Quiroz Family Farm accepts WIC and Ohio Dept. of Aging Senior Farmers'' Market Nutrition Program coupons.
(Listings are as of 10/16/2020. For more information about the eateries listed below, visit our website. Some locations may have limited dine-in or patio options--call the eatery to confirm before going.)
**Earn 10% more Akronite app blimps when you patronize these eateries.
Lunch Specials! Here is a regularly-updated listing of restaurants open for lunch in downtown Akron. You may want to bookmark this one.
The 1: Food and Spirits - dine in or carry out, Thurs. - Sat. 4 - 10 p.m. Happy Hour 4 - 6 p.m. on Sat., Live piano with Ed Majeski Oct. 17, 22 - 24, 29 - 31, Live music Samantha Grace Oct. 24
69 Taps Pub and Eatery - (Call for updated hours) All week 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. Monday night Steak night starting at 6 p.m., Taco Tuesdays
Akron Coffee Roasters - carry out, online ordering - Mon. - Fri. 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Closed Sun.; Featuring Tiger zip-up hoodies in their online store
Akronym - pick up, delivery, online ordering - Mon. - Thurs. 3:30 - 10 p.m., Fri. 3:30 - midnight, Sat. noon - midnight, Sun. 1 - 7 p.m. The Humane Society of Summit County Mobile Adoption Center visits on Oct. 24, First Akronym Chili Cook-Off this Sat., Oct. 17, Celebrating Ohio Pint Day on Oct. 27, and Halloween parties for kids and adults on Oct. 31
Barley House** - dine-in and carry out; Sun. - Thurs. noon - 9 p.m., Fri. and Sat. noon - 10 p.m., Thurs. $8, one-topping pizzas, Mon. - Fri. 3 - 6 p.m. $3 happy hour burgers; Discover the DORA Walking Tour starts here on October 29.
Boiling House** - carry out, dine-in; Tues. 1/2 off regular sushi rolls; Mon. - Wed. 3 - 9:30 p.m., Thurs. noon - 9:30 p.m., Fri. & Sat. noon - 10:30 p.m., Sun. noon - 9:30 p.m.
Bricco** - carry out and delivery, online ordering now available, Tues. - Thurs. 4 - 9 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 4 - 10 p.m., Closed Sun. & Mon.; Write a review of your favorite Bricco dish and you''ll be entered to win $500 on 11/1. Awarded Best Martini 2020 Beacon''s Best
Cafe 388** - delivery, Friday Dinner Deals; Mon. - Thurs. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Closed Sat. & Sun.
Chameleon Cafe - carry out, delivery to downtown, curbside pick up, patio seating, online ordering available, Mon. - Fri. 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Get breakfast sandwiches and great coffee. Order online and they''ll bring it to your car
Chick Fil A (UA Polsky Building) - carry out, delivery, Mon. - Fri. 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Chill Ice Cream (High St.) - carry out, 32 flavor; vegan and sorbet options available; Closed Mon., Tues. - Thurs. 4 - 8 p.m. Fri. 4 - 9 p.m., Sat. 3 - 9 p.m., Sun., 2 - 7 p.m.
Chill and Indulge (Main St.) - carry out, Tues. - Fri. 12 - 5 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 1 - 5 p.m. They have chocolate-covered cherries and a host of other gourmet chocolates, P.S. Sweetest Day is 10/17
Cilantro Thai and Sushi** - carry out, delivery, dine-in, Mon. - Thurs. 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 5 - 9:30 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 5 - 10 p.m., Sat. 4:30 - 10 p.m., Closed Sun.
Crave - carry out, delivery, dine-in and expanded patio seating; full menu of specialty cocktails; Mon. - Sat., 4 - 9 p.m., Closed Sun. New specials every weekend, Tremendous cocktail selection
DaVinci''s Pizza - carry out, curbside pick up available, Tues. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
dba (Dante Bocuzzi Akron) - carry out, curbside pickup, delivery, dine-in, order online; Closed Sun. and Mon., Tues. - Thurs. 5 - 9 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 5 - 10 p.m.; Cozy, All-Weather Full-service patio bar, new autumn menu
Diamond Deli** - carry out, online ordering available, Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Closed Sun., Check out this Sandwich
Essential Dipped Delights - carry out, delivery, text the number below for menu, Tues. - Sat. 1 - 6:30 p.m., Closed Sun. and Mon., but available for special orders, Passion boxes available with a 2 day advance notice
Evelyn''s Coffee and Banh Mi - carry out, curbside pick up, online ordering, Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Recently featured in the Devil Strip
Hamad''s On Main - carry out, curbside pick up available, Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Breakfast, lunch, catering options
High St. Hop House - secret patio open, Wed. - Fri. 4 - 10 p.m., Sat. 2 - 10 p.m. Follow the Historic Arts District''s Craft Beer and Choice Bourbon Bar
Insomnia Cookies - delivery, Sun. - Thurs., 11 a.m. - 12 a.m., Fri. - Sat., 11 a.m. - 1 a.m.,
Jasmine Home Cooking - carry out, delivery, Tues. - Fri. 11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., closed Mon.; online ordering available, outstanding boba tea & drinks selection, now serving vegan / vegetarian katsudon rice bowls
Jimmy John''s Gourmet Sandwiches - delivery, Mon. - Fri., 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sun., 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Buy one, get one 50% off ordering online or with the app, use promo code SAVEON2
The Lockview** - dine-in, carry out, delivery, rooftop patio open; Tues. - Sat. 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., Undeniably great gourmet grilled cheese, great margaritas, wildly irreverent social media presence
Luigi''s - carry out, dine-in, Mon. - Thurs., 11 a.m. - 12 a.m., Fri., 11 a.m. - 2 a.m., Sat., 3 p.m. - 2 a.m., Sun., 3 p.m. - 12 a.m. Download their menu
Missing Falls Brewery** - Dine-in service and carry out - Closed Mon., Tues. - Sat. noon - 10 p.m., Sun. noon- 6 p.m.; Sporcle Live Trivia every Tues. at 7 p.m., Wed. night euchre league starts Oct. 21, Humane Society of Summit County''s Mobile Adoption Center visits on Oct. 18
NOMZ - order online, carry out, delivery, dine-in, patio, includes Bar NOMZ - Tue. - Thurs., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Fri. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sun., 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Closed Mon. New Fall Cocktails at the Bar, Halloween Cocktail & Pastry Tasting Costume "Party" featuring Chef Gina
Northside Speakeasy - Mon. - Thurs. 6 - 10 p.m., Fri. - Sat. 5 - 10 p.m., Closed Mon. and Sun.; Amazing hand-crafted cocktails in a very cool atmosphere
Pad Thai - carry out and dine-in, Mon. - Sun., 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Happy Hour discount drinks and sushi Mon. - Fri., 3 - 6 p.m., Sat - Sun., 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Peanut Shoppe - carry out - Tues. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Phone orders can be shipped anywhere in the U.S. of A. Over 30 different kinds of nuts, candies, soft drinks and Akron awesomeness
PigOut Pizza - carry out, dine-in, Mon. - Sat., 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.; amazing BBQ, uniquely delicious pizza, salads and coffee, Daily lunch specials from 11 am and 2 pm for only $5.95! Available for dine in and takeout. 10% discount for UA students with ID
P.O.D. Express (UA Polsky Building) - grab and go options for breakfast, lunch, snacks, Mon. - Thurs. 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fri. 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
R. Shea Brewery (Canal Place)** - Dine-in and carry out - Closed Mon. & Tues.; Wed. - Thurs., 3 - 9 p.m., Fri. 3 - 11 p.m., Sat. 1 - 11 p.m., Sun. 1 - 8 p.m.; Browns game special: $20 pizza and pitcher
Spaghetti Warehouse** - carry out, delivery, dine-in; Sun. - Thurs., 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., Fri. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., Fri. Enjoy a delicious Spaghetti Warehouse Akron dinner including choice of entre, fresh bread, dessert, unlimited soft drinks, and 2 live Mystery Theater Games all for $50 per person including Tax & Gratuity, Oct. 25
Starbucks (UA Polsky Building) - Mon. - Fri. 7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Stray Dog** - Drive-Through BBQ, Thurs., 3 - 7 p.m., call-ahead ordering, Fri. dinner deals, 4 - 8 p.m., The Mustard Recipe Contest Has Been Extended Until Oct. 31, Enter to Win!
Street Treats Grill
- carry out, Mon. - Fri., 7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., They use Ya Ya''s salad dressings
in their recipes
Subway North Main** - carry out, dine-in, Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Subway South Main** - carry out, dine-in, Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tear-EZ** - carry out available, Mon. - Sun. call for hours, serving a variety of drink options at this downtown institution
The Treatery - Tues. - Thurs., 2 - 8 p.m., Fri. - Sat., 2 - 10 p.m., Sun. 2 - 6 p.m.; Now serving the Cruff: a North Hill Donut stuffed with toppings, Treatery ice cream and drizzle. A must.
Woody''s Bar** - carry out, delivery, curbside carry out, GrubHub, Doordash and Uber Eats available during extended hours, Mon. - Wed., 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., Thurs. 11 a.m. - midnight, Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m. - 2:30 a.m., Closed Sun. Legendary burgers, wings, Greek food and more. Write a review of your fav Woody''s dish and be entered to win $500 on 11/1
Downtown Retail (with Online Shopping*)
*Many storefronts are open for in-person shopping. For more information, as well as opportunities to shop online, visit our website.
In the photo above, clockwise from the upper left:
Zeber-Martell Clay Studio and Gallery has a variety of colors and styles of handmade jewelry. Save 10% off your next necklace purchase by mentioning #ZOOM. Northside Cellar
offers curated, contemporary fashion, as well as consignment clothing & accessories for every age, local artwork and furniture and home accessory offerings.TinyCircuits, with shop space in the Northside Marketplace, is a maker of tiny open source electronics, like the plant monitor (pictured) that let you create your own miniature electronics projects. blue: A Goodwill Boutique offers a 10% discount to all students with valid student ID, every day. Rubber City Comics is celebrating 45 years as a full service comic book shop, with Funko pop collectibles, toys and records, and a live-streaming claim sale every Wednesday and Sunday at 8 pm, from their Facebook page. Sweet Modern features fine vintage mid-century furniture and decor, finished and ready for your home.
The Northside Marketplace is an urban market with a focus on social interaction, local businesses and grass roots artisans. It features an eclectic mix of the area''s best startups.
Discover more shops and services on DAP''s website.
Picture Yourself Downtown
Online events and programs presented by downtown organizations
COVID-19 related programming for businesses, or other business programming is in green print
Akron Zoo Lunch and Learn
On hiatus for summer; view all the previous Lunch and Learns on the Zoo''s website
The Zoo is open, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance, view guidelines here
Presented by The Nightlight Cinema, Oct 16 - Oct. 31
(dates and titles subject to change)
Akron Art Museum
- Beau Travail (through 10/16)
- Epicentro (through 10/16)
- Space Dogs (through 10/16)
- Feels Good Man (through 10/16)
- Saul and Ruby''s Holocaust Survivor Band (through 10/16)
- Once Upon a River (through 10/16)
- Still Life (through 10/16)
- First Vote: Asian American Voters in Battleground States (through 10/23)
- Major Arcana (through 10/30)
- Push (through 10/16)
Akron Art Mail (Through 2/21/2021)
Akron Soul Train
Dual Forces: Two Artists Explore Universal Truths and Barriers Through Printmaking (through 11/14) Maya Matthews Ceramic Artworks
Poe''s Garden Juried Art Exhibition (through 11/7)
The Art of Print Regional Printmaking Exhibition (through 11/7)
In Kind: 2019 Arts Alive Auction Artists Exhibit (through 11/7)
Creativity During a Crisis (through 10/31)
Open for Business AEI Cohort Exhibit (through 11/7)
Ohio Shakespeare Festival presents Romeo & Juliet Zoom
All 5 acts now available for viewing
OSF presents Dracula: a Radio Play
OSF presents Robin Hood: An Adventure with Music
OSF presents The Monkey''s Paw
OSF presents The Most Dangerous Game
Production, Distribution, Live Streaming, and Getting Paid
Available for viewing from Akron AV Club and ArtsNow
Nonprofit Leadership Summit Series: Building a Bridge to Your Nonprofit''s Resilient Future
Virtual Storytimes with Akron-Summit County Public Library Children''s Librarians
Available for viewing
Akron Symphony Orchestra ASO from Home
Streaming audio of past ASO performances, performances by ASO musicians from their homes, educational talks and more, now available
Artifacts With Edie
Variable days and times - Revealing artifacts from the Summit County Historical Society''s collection
35% off shoe, 50% off jewelry at blue: A Goodwill Boutique
Fri. and Sat., Oct. 16-17, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Happy Hour at The 1: Food and Spirits
Fri., Sat., Thurs., Oct. 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31, 4 - 6 p.m.
#PictureYourselfOnMain Community Painting
Fri., Oct. 16, 23
Live Piano with Ed Majeski
Fri., Sat., Thurs., Oct. 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31, 4 - 6 p.m.
Colin and Brad: Stream of Consciousness
Fri., Oct. 16, 23 and 30 and Sun., Oct. 18, 8 p.m.
Rediscover Downtown Akron Scooter Tour
Sat., Oct. 17, 11 a.m.
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Fall Flyer
Sat. and Thurs., Oct. 17, 22, 24, 29, 31, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Northside Station departure times
Inaugural Akronym Chili Cook Off
Sat., Oct. 17, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
ASO Interlude: Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
Sat., Oct. 17, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Harvest Mart at Lock 3
Sat., Oct. 17, 24, 1 - 5 p.m.
Akron Children''s Museum: Monster Rocktober
Sat., Oct. 17, 24, 31, 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. Book Talk and Signing S. Victor Fleischer
Sat., Oct. 17, 1:30
Akron Children''s Museum Grown Up Play Date Parties at Home
Sat., Oct. 17, 5 - 9 p.m.
Lady Lyre at Lock 3
Sat., Oct. 17, 7 p.m.
Ohio Shakespeare Festival presents The Legend of Witch Horse
Sat., Oct. 17, 7 p.m.
Streaming Saturday: Zydeco Kings
Sat., Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Cameron Cabot at The 1: Food and Spirits
Sat., Oct. 17, 8 - 10 p.m.
Akron Soul Train Presents Soulful Sundays
Featuring regional poets performing their work
Sun., Oct. 18, 25
ETC Show Choir
Sun., Oct. 18, 3 p.m.
Rubber City Comics Live Streaming Claim Sale
Sun. and Wed., Oct. 18, 21, 25, 28, 8 p.m.
Weekly Teen Photo Challenge
Mon., Oct. 19, 26
Concerts in the Commons: Theron Brown
Mon., Oct. 19, 6 - 7 p.m.
Discover Downtown Bike Tour
Tues., Oct. 20, noon
Tuesday Special: 1/2 Price Sushi
Tues., Oct. 20, 27, 3 - 9 p.m.
Inclusive Leadership Series
Tues., Oct. 20, 3:30 p.m.
RAISE Virtual Job Fair
Tues., Oct. 20, 4 - 7 p.m.
Drinks with Dogs in the DORA at Lock 3
Tues., Oct. 20, 27, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
DTC Organ Trio Live at AV Club
Tues., Oct. 20, 27, 8 p.m.
Adjusting the Sails: Thriving in a Changing World
Wed., Oct. 21, 9 - 10:15 a.m.
Music Careers Day at the University of Akron School of Music
Wed., Oct. 21, 9:30 a.m.
Rediscover Downtown Walking Tour
Wed., Oct. 21, noon
Science Fair Clinic
Wed. - Fri., Oct. 21 - 23, 4 - 5 p.m.
Racial Equality and the Law
Wed., Oct. 21, 28, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Fostering Economic Equity: Fixing the Racial Imbalance in Commercial Banking
Wed., Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m.Lock 4 Reboot @Lock 3: WE FUNK
Wed., Oct. 21, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Sporcle Live Trivia at Akronym Brewing
Wed., Oct. 21, 28, 7 - 9 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 22, 29, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Summit County Arts and Culture Townhall
Thurs., Oct. 29, 12 - 1:30 p.m.Greater Akron Chamber: Lunch and Learn - Amanda Cole, Plexus
Thurs., Oct. 22, 12 - 1:15 p.m.
Discover the DORA Walking Tour
Thurs., Oct. 22, 5:30 p.m.
Happy Hour Artist Talk with Adam Barruch
Thurs., Oct. 22, 5:30 p.m.Downtown Line Dancing
Thurs., Oct. 22, 29, 6 - 7 p.m.
AAM After Work: Virtual Game Night - Trivia
Thurs., Oct. 22, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Game Night in Lock 3
Thurs., Oct. 22, 29, 7 - 10 p.m.
Rachel Roberts at The 1: Food and Spirits
The Future of Work and Workplaces in the Wake of COVID-19
Thurs., Oct. 22, 8 - 10 p.m. Virtual Screening and Q & A: Sock Guys, 25 Prospect Street
Thurs., Oct. 22, 8 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 23, 8 - 9:15 a.m.Paranormal Bonfire with Laura Lyn
Fri., Oct. 23, 6 - 8 p.m.
Creative Catapult: Bounce Innovation Hub
Fri., Oct. 23, 7 - 9 p.m.
Rediscover Downtown Scooter Tour
Sat., Oct. 24, 11 a.m.
Streaming Saturday: The Scenic Route
Sat., Oct. 24, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Free Movie Night in Lock 3: Hotel Transylvania
Sat., Oct. 24, 8 p.m.
Samantha Grace at The 1: Food and Spirits
Sat., Oct. 24, 8 - 10 p.m.Nosferatu accompanied by the Mighty Wurlizter Organ
Sun., Oct. 25, 3 p.m.
Virtual Seminar: What Does the Holocaust Teach Us About Opposing Hatred and Cruelty?
Mon., Oct. 26, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Stella Lumina and Diamond Kites
Mon., Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.
Ohio Pint Day
Tues., Oct. 27, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Discover Downtown Bike Tour
Tues., Oct. 27, 6 p.m.Live Virtually: Ordinary Elephant
Tues., Oct. 27, 8 p.m. Rediscover Downtown Walking Tour
Wed., Oct. 28, noon
Reverend Horton Heat with Hackensaw Boys
Wed., Oct. 28, doors at 6 p.m.Lock 4 Reboot @Lock 3: Swizzle Stick Band
Wed., Oct. 28, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 28, 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Virtual Screening and Q&A: Code of the Freaks
Wed., Oct. 28, 8 p.m. Discover the DORA Walking Tour
Thurs., Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m.Author Talk: Jane Ann Turzillo
Thurs., Oct. 29, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.Psychology Film Club: The Stanford Prison Experiment
Thurs., Oct. 29, 7 - 8 p.m.
I Protest: Singer-Songwriter Showcase presented by TB Player
Thurs., Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Dance on Film Screening in Akron
Thurs. and Fri., Oct. 29 and 30, 7:30 p.m.
Dirty Deeds Xtreme AC/DC Tribute Band
Fri., Oct. 30, 8:30 p.m.
Rediscover Downtown Scooter Tour
Sat., Oct. 31, 11 a.m.
Sat., Oct. 31, noon - 11 p.m.
MasKquerade! Open House Tea Party
Sat., Oct. 31, 2 - 4 p.m.
Halloween Cocktail and Pastry Tasting Costume "Party" Featuring Chef Gina
Sat., Oct. 31, 7 - 10 p.m.
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Sat., Oct. 31, 8 p.m.
Ohio Shakespeare Festival presents The One Who Saw
Sat., Oct. 31, 8 p.m.
New events are added daily. Check out DAP''s events calendar for the most up-to-date listings.
Stream live local music performances from the Summit FM''s 330 Virtual Jukebox
Last Chance to Let Us Know What You Think
Help us improve in our mission to create a vibrant and valuable downtown Akron for all by taking our 10-15 minute(ish) survey. Responses will only be reported in the aggregate, so what you tell us individually will be confidential.
For every 100 completed surveys with contact information volunteered, DAP will draw one at random to receive a $25 gift card to the downtown business of the winner''s choosing.
The survey closes on October 23, and gift cards will be awarded after that.
Click here to take the survey
Support Local, Earn Real Rewards
Main Street is open! Come down to support local businesses and get up to 10% EXTRA back in Blimps on the #Akronite app. That means you get to double up on reward offers to earn up to 40% back in Blimps when you shop on Main Street.
Download the app, link your card, and start earning blimps today! Make every action count on Main Street.
Download the Akronite here
The Zydeco Kings
Sat., Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Jilly''s Music Room presents
The Zydeco Kings
Hop on Jilly''s Music Room Live to watch.
Visit Jilly''s online store to tip the band, make a donation, and buy merch.
Turn it up! Dance like no one is watching!
Watch the show here
Every Saturday in October, 1:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Families can enjoy free, outdoor fun at Akron Children''s Museum, including music, dancing, theatre, art, Snow Queens, Bubble Art and more.
Find out more
Don''t miss the Akron Children''s Museum''s Grown-Up Playdate on Sat., Oct. 17. This year the museum is bringing a Grown-Up Play Date right to you with a special delivery that will include all of your party pleasers in a pretty package.
Find out more and support the Children''s Museum whilst having a great time
Online or In-Person
Join Downtown Akron Partnership every Monday night through October 19 for Concerts in the Commons.
The concerts will be live streamed on the DAP Facebook page from 6 - 7 p.m.
Watch from your couch, or out in the commons!
These concerts are made possible through a grant from the Knight Foundation with technical support from A/V Club.
Monday, October 19, 2020
Theron Brown from the Northside Green
Support Community Organizations leading efforts to alleviate the pandemic
United Way of Summit County
Akron Community Foundation
Support Arts and Culture
Support Arts & Culture in downtown Akron with your donation or by purchasing a membership. Memberships to arts organizations make great gifts, too!
Akron Art Museum
Akron Children''s Museum
Akron Civic Theatre
Akron Soul Train
Akron Symphony Orchestra
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
The Nightlight Cinema
Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition
Ohio Shakespeare Festival
The University of Akron: The National Museum of Psychology
Plan your trip and buy your bus pass with Moovit
Health and Human Services
If you need help, dial 2-1-1 or visit 211summit.org
If you have questions about COVID-19, visit the Ohio Department of Health website at coronavirus.ohio.gov. You can also call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.
United Way of Summit County COVID-19 Resources
Clean, Safe and Welcoming
During the COVID-19 pandemic, ambassadors have added the extra precaution of disinfecting common touch points in the downtown area, including handrails, crosswalk and elevator buttons and door handles, to their daily list of services. Visitors to downtown Akron should still wash their hands regularly and follow all public health guidelines for limiting the spread of COVID-19.
For ambassador services or to report a problem, call the on-duty supervisor during hours of operation
Click here for the ambassador and safety brochure
Ambassador hours of operation - now seven days a week through support from Akron Civic Commons
Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
For non-emergency issues outside of ambassador operating hours, use the Akron Police Department''s non-emergency numbers, 330-375-2181 or 330-375-2101. For any emergency at any time, call 911.
Downtown Akron Partnership
The Downtown Akron Partnership''s mission is to promote and build a vibrant
and valuable downtown.
Since its inception in 1995, the partnership has been a catalyst for enhancing the downtown environment by supporting existing community programs, while also developing new, innovative programs designed to create interest in and to attract people to downtown Akron.