Featured Events and Concerts

Featured Events and Concerts

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Heart-Walk
Thank you for your understanding and patience as we created an alternative Heart Walk celebration. The 2024 Greater Akron Heart Walk invites you to enjoy HOTEL CALIFORNIA, The Original Eagles Tribute with MARCUS SMITH, Friday, August 2 at 7 pm to benefit the American Heart Association in Lock3's Backyard. Limited chairs will be available for Heart Walk participants or bring your own chair or blanket and ROCK THE LOCK! Click the link to donate to The American Heart Association CLICK HERE . We thank you for your support!


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Saturday, June 29   OLD SCHOOL SOUL PRESENTS
Al Hudson & One Way
FEATURING Jul Big Green
Free Admission. Gates open at 6 pm. Concerts start at 7 pm. Open seating.


gospel  Gospel Sundays


Join us at Cascade Plaza on Sunday afternoons from 4–6 pm for uplifting and joyful music. Free admission. Please bring a chair.

July 14
  Joe Townsend and Friends | DMR
July 21  New Exodus Christian Fellowship Church | Pastor Nevins and The Pastor's Choir
August 11  Evangelist Keeya C-L & Friends (Location at Lock 3 Stage on W. Bowery)
August 25  The Chapel


RTL

May 24  – August 30  
Rock the Lock Fridays 

Rock the Lock is back with your favorite tribute bands and featuring the best of local talent every Friday at 7 pm. Admission is free. Sponsored by Akron's own 97.5 WONE. 
Concerts begin May 24.
Click for Schedule


Saturday Concerts
June 22 The Dirty Dozen Brass Band with The AftreParty
June 29 Al Hudson & One Way featuring Jul Big Green
August 3 Who's Bad The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience featuring Muamin Collection
August 31 Country Music Line-Up To Be Announced

 Click for Schedule


Movie Series 
Thursdays,

June 13: Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
June 27: Wayne’s World
July 11: Moonstruck
July 25: Nightmare Before Christmas (in July)
August 8: Jurassic Park
August 22: Purple Rain



RWBRib White & Blue Festival
Wednesday, July 3rd – Saturday, July 6
The annual Rib White & Blue festival returns to Downtown Akron. Admission is FREE. 11am – 11pm daily. 
Plenty of ribs, pulled pork and festival food to enjoy. Beer and other drinks available or grab your favorite cocktail from a Downtown establishment and get it to go. see DORA info. 

The Backyard Concert Schedule (W. Bowery next to The Civic Theatre). Concerts every night at 7pm on The Lock 3 Cleveland Clinic Stage. Grab your chair or chair rental available for $3. 
Wednesday, July 3: Sammy Deleon featuring The Michael Austin Project
Thursday, July 4: Best of Times Styx Tribute featuring Right Now Van Halen Tribute
Friday, July 5: China Grove Doobie Brothers Tribute featuring Monica Robins and The Whiskey Kings
Saturday, July 6: Larry McCray featuring Willie B

Main Street Stage
Music Schedule
Wednesday, July 3
1:00 PM Jim Ballard–Rock
2:00 PM DJ Timbo Williams
3:00 PM Sad Harris–Soft Rap
4:00 PM DJ Timbo Williams
5:00 PM Twin Atomic–Alternate Rock
6:00 PM DJ Timbo Williams
6:30 PM Black Beanz–East African Dance
Thursday, July 4
1:00 PM John Mayer– Magician & Balloon Artist
2:00 PM DJ Timbo Williams
3:00 PM Black Beanz–East African Dance
3:30 PM DJ Timbo Williams
4:00 PM Tyler Bohinc–Folk
5:30 PM DJ Timbo Williams
6:00 PM Shane Vain & The Village Vandals–Rockabilly/Punk
Friday, July 5
1:00 PM Black Beanz–East African Dance
1:30 PM DJ Timbo Williams
2:00 PM Sea of Ghosts–Indie Rock
3:00 PM Brood X–Psychedelic 
4:00 PM DJ Timbo Williams
4:30 PM Mo Turk– Rap
5:30 PM DJ Timbo Williams
6:00 PM Rent For Cheryl–Indie Alternative
Saturday, July 6
1:00 PM Samantha Grace–Pop Rock
2:00 PM DJ Timbo Williams
2:30 PM Afi Scruggs–R&B/Blues
3:30 PM DJ Timbo Williams
4:00 PM Black Beanz–East African Dance
4:30 PM DJ Timbo Williams
5:30 PM 12 O'Clock Tribe–Reggae
6:30 PM DJ Timbo Williams


PARKING:

All City Decks are FREE after 6 pm on Wednesday. All Day Thursday, July 4th. After 6 pm on Friday, July 5 through Sunday.
Motorcycle Parking is located on Quaker St., between W. Bowery and Ash St. Enter by way of RT 59. 

Parking and Festival Map

 


fireworks   July 4th Fireworks
Neighborhood Fireworks from Patterson Park Sports Complex, Akron Fulton Airport and Downtown Akron, Lock 3 Area at 9:45 pm


italian  Italian American Festival

Thursday, July 11 – Saturday, July 13

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11 am–11 pm   Free Admission    Located on Main St. between State St and Church St.


Thursday, July 11
11:00 AM- 1:00 PM:  Avanti
5:00 PM- 7:00 PM:  Danny Merendino - According (Roaming)
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Harvest - Neil Young Tribute (Main St Stage)
8:30 PM – 10:00 PM: Disco Inferno (Main St Stage)
Friday, July 12
11:00 AM- 1:00 PM:  Avanti (Main St Stage)
5:00 PM- 7:00 PM:  Danny Merendino - According (Roaming)
8:30 PM: Abbamania Abba Tribute (Lock 3 Stage on W. Bowery)
7:00-10:00 PM: Ray Mass EuroRhythms (Main St Stage)
Saturday, July 13
11:00 AM- 1:00 PM:  Avanti (Main St Stage)
5:00 PM- 7:00 PM:  Danny Merendino - According (Roaming)
7:00-10:00 PM:  G-4 Italian Band (Main St Stage)
8:30 – 10 pm: Jersey Beats- Frankie Valli Tribute (Lock 3 Stage on W. Bowery)

Fireworks
| Saturday 10:00 pm


PARKING:

All City Decks are $2 after 6 pm on Thursday

All City Decks are FREE after 6 pm Fri-Sun

STATE STREET DECK is $2–11 AM- 6 pm Thursday Thru Fri 

and FREE after 6pm Friday

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African American Cultural Festival

Friday, July 26 – Sunday, July 28
Entertainment to feature Silk Band, Russel Thompson, DJapo, Cultural Art Institute, After Party, Unit Band, The Kid Brothers and MIDNIGHT STAR! Festival is free All day Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

AkronAfricanCulture.com

 


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weirdosWe Are The Weirdos Ohio

Saturday, August 10       –
  • 170+ alternative artists/ vendors, crafters, unique makers and small local independent businesses from all over Ohio and surrounding cities, states and communities.
  • ORIGINAL ART & GRAPHIC APPAREL, ODDITIES, TAXIDERMY, BAKED GOODS, VEGAN TREATS, SWEETS, LIVE ART, VINTAGE CLOTHING, VINYL RECORDS, MACABRE CREATIONS, HANDMADE JEWELRY, LOCAL GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS, VINYL FIGURES & TOYS, TWISTED PLUSHIES & DOLLS, COLLECTIBLES, RAFFLES, PRIZES, SWAG AND SO MUCH MORE.
  • Food trucks and drinks. Hot dogs, popcorn, pizza, sodas and alcoholic beverages.
  • FREE TO THE PUBLIC with no entry fees!
  • 7PM Featuring BLOODSHOT BILL with Benny Lava and The Guavas on the Lock 3 Stage on W. Bowery St.
  • www.akronprfm.com

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Sunday, August 11   11 AM – 4 PM

A preposterous preponderance of pickled provisions, provocative pleasantries, prominent peddlers, and prodigiously preposterous pastimes awaits all who venture into the realm of Akron Pickle Fest (a co-production of Stray Dog and Oddmall). Dozens of artists and crafters, vendors galore, food trucks filling your face with pickles and other delectable delights to please the most discerning of appetites… There are pickle games, pickle contests, pickle tournaments, pickle parades, and so much more. TODAY WE CELEBRATE ALL THINGS PICKLE!
Pickle Fest Details

Pride2   Akron Pride Festival


Akron Pride Festival is an open celebration of music, entertainment and information focused on promoting equality and inclusion of ALL people. The mission of Akron Pride Festival is to unify and affirm the LGBTQ+ community and allies in celebrating our diversity and promoting our likeness. We promote acceptance of all individuals by defending human equity. Akronpridefestival.org

SummerPlazaSummer on The Plaza

Wellness on The Plaza


Series of FREE Classes and workshops to promote wellness.
Tuesday & Thursdays   5:30–6:30 PM. 6:40–7:25 PM
Yoga, Kickboxing, Line-Dancing, Bootcamp, Zumba, Hip-Hop, Step Aerobic, Pilates
Wednesdays  5:30–6:30 PM Line Dancing
Sundays 2–3pm Line Dancing. 3–4 PM Pop-Up Wellness (Self-defense, journaling and more!)


Skate Nights on The Plaza

Lace up your skates for some old-school roller-skating action. Each skate night features a DJ with skates available to rent for $2 pair, or you can bring your own. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. If skating isn't your thing, join the dance party on the inside of the "rink." Skating is on the concrete of Cascade Plaza.

Happy Hour on The Plaza

Enjoy a variety of the best of local music in N.E. Ohio. Drink specials from The Shed, games on the lawn and corn hole league. Free Admission Band Schedule

Sponsored by Downtown Akron Partnership 
For complete schedule visit downtownakron.com