Community Events

Community Events

The Community Events Division processes all applications for area organizations that would like to host an event in the city and acts as the city contact for any community event. The division also processes all block party petitions, film permits, street pole banner applications, and showmobile rentals.  They coordinate several community events for the city including the Summer Concert Series in the parks, the Akron Arts Expo weekend, and the Welcome Santa Holiday Parade.  There’s always something going on in Akron!
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Akron Art Expo

Join us at Hardesty Park for the Taste of Akron on Thursday, July 25 from 5:00 - 9:00pm and the Arts Expo on Saturday, July 27 from 10:00am - 6:00pm and Sunday, July 28 from 10:00am - 5:00pm.  Free admission!  Visit the show site, Akron Art Expo, for more information. Read More
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Summer Concert Series

2024 Concert Schedule 

Printable Summer Activities Schedule

Printable Summer Concert Schedule 

Concerts are ...
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Block Parties

Start a neighborhood tradition and have a Block Party on your street! Read More
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Holiday Parade

Recreation & Parks is looking for parade units to help us light up the night and welcome Santa to Akron. The 37th annual Welcome Santa Parade will step off at 6:00 PM on Friday, November 29, 2024, in Downtown Akron. The Welcome Santa Parade will return as an illuminated night parade. Registration is free and open to community groups, arts and c...
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Hosting An Event In The City

A community event is any event that is open to the public and which uses property of the City of Akron. An application must be processed for each community event and written approval must be received from the City of Akron Read More
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Street Pole Banners

Street pole banners are a unique way of promoting an event or activity and they add color and excitement to downtown Akron. Read More