WELCOME TO AKRON, YOUR GATEWAY to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
When you visit Akron, you’ll find fun, food, entertainment and excitement every week of the year. Akron is home to major athletic events, such as: Bridgestone World Golf Championship, the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby and Ohio championship games in baseball and softball. Don’t miss the Eastern League Champions Akron RubberDucks. The Akron Marathon is considered one of America’s Top 50 races, with 15,000 participants. Downtown’s outdoor stage at Lock 3, on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath, hosts dozens of summer concerts and free blues, jazz and Gospel concerts at Lock 4. Lock 3 also hosts the International Festival, the annual winter Holidayfest, Ohio’s largest outdoor ice-skating rink and a sledding hill. The yearly 4th of July celebration is one of Ohio’s largest rib burn-offs. Akron hosts the Akron Italian Festival and the National Hamburger Festival.
Akron is one of American’s most livable cities with many housing opportunities to suit diverse lifestyles. We boast three world-class hospitals that are the core of our Biomedical Corridor. We are also host to the nationally recognized Global Business Accelerator, called the best business incubator in Ohio. The University of Akron, specializing in Engineering and the Polymer Sciences, is located in central downtown Akron.
The world-class Akron Art Museum, in its award-winning building, is located in downtown Akron. The Akron Symphony Orchestra performs a full season of concerts and several summer outdoor concerts in our neighborhoods. They also perform at the yearly 4th of July festival at Lock 3. The Downtown Akron Partnership hosts Friday afternoon concerts and a farmer’s market featuring local growers from July through September at Lock 3. They also sponsor Art Walks the first Saturday evening of each month in downtown.
Arts and culture, education, athletics and dining, whether fine cuisine or casual meals with friends, all await you, along with offerings of live theatre, music, historical homes, sports and entertainment to suit every taste. We hope to see you in Akron soon and know that you will enjoy all that Akron has to offer!
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