City of Akron Offices Closed Nov. 23 and 24 for Thanksgiving

Akron, Ohio, November 20, 2023 — All City of Akron municipal offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

There will be no curb service on Thursday, November 23. There will be a one-day delay of trash/recycle collections for the remainder of the week, with curb service resuming on Friday, November 24 and continuing through Saturday, November 25. To get reminders and alerts about your household’s curb service schedule, please download the Akron Recycles app free on Android or Apple devices.

“Thanksgiving is the time not only to relax and enjoy time spent with loved ones, but to reflect on all of the blessings, big or small, that we experience every day,” said Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan. “May we share the gratitude and appreciation of those blessings with those we hold dear this holiday. I want to wish everyone here in Akron a happy and safe Thanksgiving.”

On Friday Nov. 24, the City of Akron and Lock 3 are kicking off this year’s WinterBlast season starting with the Welcome Santa Parade at 6pm in downtown Akron. Come on out to see a glow in the dark parade followed by the annual tree lighting and fireworks.

This year, the ice rink and activities have been temporarily moved between the State Street bridge and Canal Park Stadium to accommodate the ongoing construction in Lock 3. For a full list of WinterBlast events and reservations for outdoor attractions, please visit

After the holiday, residents and visitors are encouraged to shop local on Saturday, Nov. 25 for Small Business Saturday. From our Great Streets Districts to Downtown to all of our local restaurants and breweries, there are plenty of options to get a great gift or gift card at a small business near you.

Contact: City of Akron Press Office or 330-375-2345