Downtown Akron



When someone says “Akron,” the Goodyear blimp might be the iconic image that comes to mind. Cleveland’s southern arm, founded around rubber plants at the turn of the century, Akron is known for the Soap Box Derby, the University of Akron’s incredible Polymer program that includes the National Polymer Innovation Centers and attracts companies to the area, and Goodyear Tires.

Though it remains true to its history of innovation, science and manufacturing, Akron has also enjoyed a rebirth of culture, entertainment and the arts. Its once-dying downtown now has a new focal point in the Local 3 Live outdoor venue which hosts summer concerts, festivals, farmers markets, and a winter skating rink, the Akron Rubber Ducks minor league baseball field Canal Park, and the beautifully restored Akron Civic Theater, with its ornate moorish decor and unique starlit ceilings.

They’ve been joined by an influx of bars, restaurants and shops, and the development of the nearby area around the spectacular new Akron Art Museum building as the Akron Historic Arts District.

* BLU Jazz+

* Akron Film + Pixel Festival



Uncorked Wine Bar

Akron-Summit County Public Library

Nightlight Cinema

Akron Coffee Roasters

High Street Hop House

Trust Books

D.B.A. Dante Boccuzzi Akron

Time Traveler Records

Sweet Mary's Bakery

Bomba Tacos & Rum

Akron Civic Theatre

Aqueduct Brewing Co.

Summit Artspace

Akron Art Museum

Don Drumm Art Studios & Gallery

BOX Gallery

Akron Glass Works

Akron Honey Company

Wholly Joe Coffee House and Bakery

The Lockview

The Diamond Deli

Luigi's Restaurant

Fred's Diner

Spotted Owl

Rubber City Clothing

Hower House

Peanut Shoppe

Akron Zoo


EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall

Jilly's Music Room

Lock 3 Live

Rialto Theatre

Poké Fresh

Bluff Blue Door Gallery

Akronym Brewing

Northside Marketplace


Canal Park

Zeber-Martell Gallery

Northside Cellar

Countryside Farmers Market

Chill Artisan Ice Cream

Hoppin' Frog Brewery

Hattie's Food Hub

The Market Path

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