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EVENTS

JULY

7/30/2014
Lock Bottom Blues and Jazz Club at LOCK 4 - Wallace Collman

 

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Wallace Collman Band

 

Join us every Wednesday through September 3 at Lock 4 in the Peroni Beer Garden, located adjacent to Lock 3 behind the Civic Theatre on Bowery for live jazz and great food from Urban Eats. Admission is FREE!

7/31/2014
Peacemakers Teen Expo

 

The Akron Peacemakers group is hosting its 6th Annual Teen Expo, July 31, from 6pm - 9pm at Lock 3. The Peacemakers are partnering with the Akron Police Department to give teens information on education, health, and safety. The Peacemakers are a team of 85 members all working to end violence in our community, and represent every Akron high school across the city. There will be 30-40 information vendors, along with large inflatables, live entertainment, electronic games, and more.  The Teen Expo is a family-friendly, safe event, and all parents are encouraged to come, sit, and enjoy.

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AUGUST

8/1/2014
The Market at Lock 3

 

Lock 3 Farmers Market Friday - 11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

The Market at Lock 3 is a unique, outdoor, producers-only market managed by Downtown Akron Partnership. Enjoy fresh produce, handmade cheeses, fresh baked goods, home crafted gifts and more. Get your fresh produce and a weekly recipe card featuring the produce of the week.

Special Events
June 20: Downtown Employee Appreciation Day
August 15: Pickle Making Contest
September 5: Salsa Making Contes
October 3: Fall Festival

New This Summer to The Market! The UA How We Roll Tour presents: The Friday Celebrity Fit & Green Ride 12:15-12:45 P.M.

Join one of our weekly celebrities on a lunchtime bicycle ride. Up to 10 riders can join for an enjoyable taste of the Towpath and Downtown attractions. Bring your own bike & helmet or we can provide a loaner for you. Free T-shirt, bicycle light sets, & Do Downtown Cards for participants. Please pre-register by contacting Andy Davis at adavis@akronohio.gov or phone: 330-375-2851.

 

WONE's Rock the Lock: Scarecrow as a Tribute to John Mellencamp with the Moxies

 

Show starts at 7:00 P.M.

Free admission!

Scarecrow Website

The Moxies Facebook

 

Win Your Fortune at Cornhole tonight! Presented by Miller Fortune. Registration starts at 6pm. First Come, First Serve. $1,000.00 Grand Prize.

8/2/2014
Blues & Brews Event


Noon - 6pm

More than 75 breweries feature 175 styles of craft - made beers. Admission is charged for the "Brewer's Circle", noon - 2pm, and the public beer tasting, 2pm - 6pm. Sponsored by Thirsty Dog Brewing Comany and Winking Lizard Tavern.

www.bluesnbrews.org

 

Who's Bad, A Tribute to Michael Jackson with Charita Franks

 

Show starts at 7:00 P.M.

Free admission!

Who's Bad Website

Charita Franks Website

8/3/2014
Gospel Sunday - Gospel Tracks

 

Presented by Metro PCS

Gospel Sunday at Lock 4 - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Gospel Tracks (performed by local performers)

8/6/2014
Lock Bottom Blues and Jazz Club at LOCK 4 - Ernie Krivda Quartet

 

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Ernie Krivda Quartet

 

Join us every Wednesday through September 3 at Lock 4 in the Peroni Beer Garden, located adjacent to Lock 3 behind the Civic Theatre on Bowery for live jazz and great food from Urban Eats. Admission is FREE!

8/8/2014
The Market at Lock 3

 

Lock 3 Farmers Market Friday - 11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

The Market at Lock 3 is a unique, outdoor, producers-only market managed by Downtown Akron Partnership. Enjoy fresh produce, handmade cheeses, fresh baked goods, home crafted gifts and more. Get your fresh produce and a weekly recipe card featuring the produce of the week.

Special Events
June 20: Downtown Employee Appreciation Day
August 15: Pickle Making Contest
September 5: Salsa Making Contes
October 3: Fall Festival

New This Summer to The Market! The UA How We Roll Tour presents: The Friday Celebrity Fit & Green Ride 12:15-12:45 P.M.

Join one of our weekly celebrities on a lunchtime bicycle ride. Up to 10 riders can join for an enjoyable taste of the Towpath and Downtown attractions. Bring your own bike & helmet or we can provide a loaner for you. Free T-shirt, bicycle light sets, & Do Downtown Cards for participants. Please pre-register by contacting Andy Davis at adavis@akronohio.gov or phone: 330-375-2851.

 

WONE's Rock the Lock: Big Eyed Phish, A Tribute to Dave Matthews with Shivering Timbers

 

Show starts at 7:00 P.M.

Free admission!

Big Eyed Phish Website

Shivering Timbers Website

 

Win Your Fortune at Cornhole tonight! Presented by Miller Fortune. Registration starts at 6pm. First Come, First Serve. $1,000.00 Grand Prize.

8/9/2014
Separate Ways, The Ultimate Tribute to the Music of Journey with Ryan Humbert and Jim Gill

 

Music starts at 2:00 P.M.

Seperate Ways Website

Ryan Humbert Website

Jim Gill Website

$5 Admission to the National Hamburger Festival

National Hamburger Festival

www.hamburgerfestival.com

Saturday August 9 -Sunday August 10

$5 Admission
(No food or beverage may be brought inside the venue)

8/10/2014
The Juke Hounds with Little Steve-O

 

Show starts at 1:00 P.M.

$5 Admission to the National Hamburger Festival

Juke Hounds Website

 

Gospel Sunday - Henry Dunn's Road to Glory

 

Presented by Metro PCS

Gospel Sunday at Lock 4 - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Henry Dunn's Road to Glory

 

8/13/2014
Lock Bottom Blues and Jazz Club at LOCK 4 - Jan Marie and D.O.C.

 

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Jan Marie and D.O.C.

 

Join us every Wednesday through September 3 at Lock 4 in the Peroni Beer Garden, located adjacent to Lock 3 behind the Civic Theatre on Bowery for live jazz and great food from Urban Eats. Admission is FREE!

8/14/2014
Flair Fest


The festival begins at 11:00 A.M. with great local entertainment occurring throughout the day along with street performers, a juried art show and food vendors leading up to the Indigo Girls show at Lock 3!

FREE to attend Flair Fest.

North Stage:
11:30-12:30pm Zach and the Bright Lights
1:00-2:00pm Front Porch Band
4:00-5:00pm Angie Haze Project
5:15-6:30pm Alexis Antes
6:30-7:00pm Verb Ballet
7:00-8:30pm Mama's Black Sheep

South Stage:
12:15-1:15pm Time Cats
1:45-2:45pm Tall Tales
4:30-5:30pm Rachel Roberts
8:15-8:45pm Ohio Burn Unit

Plus Pick Up Sticks (stilt walkers), Flowertry (contact juggler)

Indigo Girls with Anne E. DeChant Trio and Hanna Thomas

 

Show starts at 5:30 P.M.


$10 Admission

 

Indigo Girls Website

 

Anne E. DeChant Website

 

Hannah Thomas Website

8/15/2014
The Market at Lock 3

 

Lock 3 Farmers Market Friday - 11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

The Market at Lock 3 is a unique, outdoor, producers-only market managed by Downtown Akron Partnership. Enjoy fresh produce, handmade cheeses, fresh baked goods, home crafted gifts and more. Get your fresh produce and a weekly recipe card featuring the produce of the week.

Special Events
June 20: Downtown Employee Appreciation Day
August 15: Pickle Making Contest
September 5: Salsa Making Contes
October 3: Fall Festival

New This Summer to The Market! The UA How We Roll Tour presents: The Friday Celebrity Fit & Green Ride 12:15-12:45 P.M.

Join one of our weekly celebrities on a lunchtime bicycle ride. Up to 10 riders can join for an enjoyable taste of the Towpath and Downtown attractions. Bring your own bike & helmet or we can provide a loaner for you. Free T-shirt, bicycle light sets, & Do Downtown Cards for participants. Please pre-register by contacting Andy Davis at adavis@akronohio.gov or phone: 330-375-2851.

 

WONE's Rock the Lock: Almost Queen, A Tribute to Queen with Joe Vitale Jr.

 

Show starts at 7:00 P.M.

Free admission!

Almost Queen Website

Joe Vitale Jr. Website

8/16/2014
Fresh Horses, A Tribute to Garth Brooks with Mark Leach


Show starts at 6:30 P.M.

Free Admission!

Mark Leach Website

8/17/2014
Gospel Sunday - Mountain of the Lord Fellowship


Presented by Metro PCS

Gospel Sunday at Lock 4: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mountain of the Lord Fellowship

8/20/2014
Lock Bottom Blues and Jazz Club at LOCK 4 - Dan Wilson Group

 

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Dan Wilson Group

 

Join us every Wednesday through September 3 at Lock 4 in the Peroni Beer Garden, located adjacent to Lock 3 behind the Civic Theatre on Bowery for live jazz and great food from Urban Eats. Admission is FREE!

8/22/2014
WONE's Rock the Lock: Satisfaction, A Rolling Stones Experience with The Josh Hill Band

 

Show starts at 7:00 P.M.

Free Admission!

Satisfaction Website

The Josh Hill Band Website

The Market at Lock 3

 

Lock 3 Farmers Market Friday - 11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

The Market at Lock 3 is a unique, outdoor, producers-only market managed by Downtown Akron Partnership. Enjoy fresh produce, handmade cheeses, fresh baked goods, home crafted gifts and more. Get your fresh produce and a weekly recipe card featuring the produce of the week.

Special Events
June 20: Downtown Employee Appreciation Day
August 15: Pickle Making Contest
September 5: Salsa Making Contes
October 3: Fall Festival

New This Summer to The Market! The UA How We Roll Tour presents: The Friday Celebrity Fit & Green Ride 12:15-12:45 P.M.

Join one of our weekly celebrities on a lunchtime bicycle ride. Up to 10 riders can join for an enjoyable taste of the Towpath and Downtown attractions. Bring your own bike & helmet or we can provide a loaner for you. Free T-shirt, bicycle light sets, & Do Downtown Cards for participants. Please pre-register by contacting Andy Davis at adavis@akronohio.gov or phone: 330-375-2851.

 

8/23/2014
WONE's Rock The Lock The Machine performs Pink Floyd with Electric Mud

 

Show starts at 7:00 P.M.

Free admission!

The Machine Website

Electric Mud Facebook

 

8/24/2014
Gospel Sunday - Mt. Olive Baptist Church

 

Presented by Metro PCS

Gospel Sunday at Lock 4 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mt. Olive Baptist Church

8/27/2014
Lock Bottom Blues and Jazz Club at LOCK 4 - Vernon Jones Blues Cartel

 

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Vernon Jones Blues Cartel

 

Join us every Wednesday through September 3 at Lock 4 in the Peroni Beer Garden, located adjacent to Lock 3 behind the Civic Theatre on Bowery for live jazz and great food from Urban Eats. Admission is FREE!

 

8/29/2014
WONE's Rock the Lock: ZOSO, The Ultimate Led Zepplin Experience with Switchblade Scarlett

 

Show starts at 7:00 P.M.

Free Admission!

ZOSO Website

Switchblade Scarlett Website

The Market at Lock 3


Lock 3 Farmers Market Friday - 11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

The Market at Lock 3 is a unique, outdoor, producers-only market managed by Downtown Akron Partnership. Enjoy fresh produce, handmade cheeses, fresh baked goods, home crafted gifts and more. Get your fresh produce and a weekly recipe card featuring the produce of the week.

Special Events
June 20: Downtown Employee Appreciation Day
August 15: Pickle Making Contest
September 5: Salsa Making Contes
October 3: Fall Festival

New This Summer to The Market! The UA How We Roll Tour presents: The Friday Celebrity Fit & Green Ride 12:15-12:45 P.M.

Join one of our weekly celebrities on a lunchtime bicycle ride. Up to 10 riders can join for an enjoyable taste of the Towpath and Downtown attractions. Bring your own bike & helmet or we can provide a loaner for you. Free T-shirt, bicycle light sets, & Do Downtown Cards for participants. Please pre-register by contacting Andy Davis at adavis@akronohio.gov or phone: 330-375-2851.

 

8/30/2014
The Whispers with Sarah's Girl

 

Presented by Metro PCS

Show starts at 7:00 P.M.

Admission is $10 at the gate

The Whispers Website

Sarah's Girl Facebook

Over the Edge for Hattie Larlham

 

Catch your breath. Step to the edge. Don't lose your nerve. This summer, the top 100 Over the Edge fundraisers will rappel 22 stories down the outside of the PNC Center building in downtown Akron, Ohio. The first 100 people to raise $1,500 or more for children and adults with developmental disabilities will go Over the Edge for Hattie Larlham. Participants can raise funds individually or as part of a team.

www.hattielarlham.org

8/31/2014
Gospel Sunday - Ohio Gospel Showcase

 

Presented by Metro PCS

Gospel Sunday at Lock 4 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Ohio Gospel Showcase featuring K. Miles and RP

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SEPTEMBER

9/3/2014
Lock Bottom Blues and Jazz Club at LOCK 4 - Jack Schantz Quartet

 

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Jack Schantz Quartet

 

This is your last opportunity to experience the jazz series at Lock 4 in the Peroni Beer Garden, located adjacent to Lock 3 behind the Civic Theatre on Bowery for live jazz and great food from Urban Eats. Admission is FREE!

9/5/2014
The Market at Lock 3

 

Lock 3 Farmers Market Friday - 11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

The Market at Lock 3 is a unique, outdoor, producers-only market managed by Downtown Akron Partnership. Enjoy fresh produce, handmade cheeses, fresh baked goods, home crafted gifts and more. Get your fresh produce and a weekly recipe card featuring the produce of the week.

Special Events
June 20: Downtown Employee Appreciation Day
August 15: Pickle Making Contest
September 5: Salsa Making Contes
October 3: Fall Festival

New This Summer to The Market! The UA How We Roll Tour presents: The Friday Celebrity Fit & Green Ride 12:15-12:45 P.M.

Join one of our weekly celebrities on a lunchtime bicycle ride. Up to 10 riders can join for an enjoyable taste of the Towpath and Downtown attractions. Bring your own bike & helmet or we can provide a loaner for you. Free T-shirt, bicycle light sets, & Do Downtown Cards for participants. Please pre-register by contacting Andy Davis at adavis@akronohio.gov or phone: 330-375-2851.

 

9/11/2014
Police Chaplaincy Dogs & Suds

 

Sponsored by Akron Police & Fire Chaplaincy and Furnace Street Mission

9/12/2014
The Market at Lock 3

 

Lock 3 Farmers Market Friday - 11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

The Market at Lock 3 is a unique, outdoor, producers-only market managed by Downtown Akron Partnership. Enjoy fresh produce, handmade cheeses, fresh baked goods, home crafted gifts and more. Get your fresh produce and a weekly recipe card featuring the produce of the week.

Special Events
June 20: Downtown Employee Appreciation Da
August 15: Pickle Making Contest
September 5: Salsa Making Contes
October 3: Fall Festival

New This Summer to The Market! The UA How We Roll Tour presents: The Friday Celebrity Fit & Green Ride 12:15-12:45 P.M.

Join one of our weekly celebrities on a lunchtime bicycle ride. Up to 10 riders can join for an enjoyable taste of the Towpath and Downtown attractions. Bring your own bike & helmet or we can provide a loaner for you. Free T-shirt, bicycle light sets, & Do Downtown Cards for participants. Please pre-register by contacting Andy Davis at adavis@akronohio.gov or phone: 330-375-2851.

 

9/13/2014
The 3rd annual Global Village Festival of Greater Akron

 

Bring the whole family to celebrate food, music and culture from around the world at the annual Global Village Festival of Akron.

Relish the avenue of ethnic food and cooking demonstrations and stroll thru the open market place. Explore interactive cultural, religious, and holistic health exhibits. Watch or become part of our live cultural entertainment of authentic ethnic music, dance and other performances. Grab a free "Passport" and visit the Kids Nation to create cultural crafts, experience games & other fun activities. Celebrate Summit County's rich heritage of and growing ethnic communities.

www.akrongvf.org

FREE ADMISSION

 

9/14/2014
ALS Walk

 

Additional information will be posted. Please check back.

9/20/2014
Mychal Clayton Sickle Cell Awareness Walk

 

Sponsored by Akron Children's Hospital and the City of Akron.

For more information visit www.akronchildrens.org/sicklecell

9/27/2014
Akron Marathon & Kids Fun Run


Saturday, September 27, 2014

1 mile Kids Fun Run starts at 9 am behind the Spaghetti Warehouse and finishes at Lock 3 Park. Marathon will start at 7:00 am to 1:00 pm throughout Downtown Akron, finishing at Canal Park Stadium

www.akronmarathon.org

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OCTOBER

10/4/2014
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Walk

 

www.energyforlifewalk.org/akron

10/11/2014
Akron Takes Steps for Crohn's & Colitis


Crohn's disease and Colitis are both severe inflammatory bowel diseases. Although they affect different areas of the digestive system, they are very much alike in the way they affect the lives of individuals suffering with them. "Akron Takes Steps for Crohns and Colitis", is the largest local fundraiser of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. The event is taking place on October 11, 2014 at Lock 3 Park in downtown Akron. For more information visit

www.ccfa.org

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