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Akron Area Events

From the Pro Bowl to the All-America Soap Box Derby, Akron and the surrounding area host a number of interesting and fun events each year. Learn more about them here.

Easter Passion Plays in Ohio
Experience the meaning of Easter by attending one of the following Easter Passion Plays in the Akron, Ohio area. Some are performed by professionals and others by church members; all have the same goal in mind: to remind us of the love, life, sacrifice, and hope of Jesus Christ. All of the following performances are FREE, so invite your family and friends.

New Year's Eve in Akron
There are many ways to ring in the new year in Akron, Ohio. Below are a variety of options to from which to choose. Also, many favorite restaurants and bars have specials or events on New Year's Eve.

Scenes from the WGC Bridgestone Invitational Tournament - 2008
Late each July, the world's best golfers descend on Akron Ohio's Firestone Country Club for the WGC Bridgestone Invitational Tournament. Here are some photos from the 2008 practice rounds, July 29 and 30.

Akron Area Summer Festivals
There's plenty to do in and around Akron during the summer. Have a fun time at these Akron area and Summit County festivals.

WGC - Bridgestone Invitational Golf Tournament
The World Golf Championship Bridgestone Invitational Golf Championship is a PGA Tour-sanctioned event, held in late summer each year at Akron Ohio's Firestone Country Club. The event, welcomes a field of around 75 male golfers from around the world. Tiger Woods has been a perennial favorite here, winning five of the last eight tournaments.

Easter Activities for Families in Akron
Easter is a hopping good time in Akron Ohio, with many opportunities to meet the Easter Bunny, go on an egg hunt and feast this holiday season. Below is a selection of activities and events that your family can enjoy.

Things to Do in Akron for St. Patrick's Day
Irish eyes will be smiling in and around Akron, Ohio this St. Patrick's Day. Learn more about the many events scheduled in and around Summit County.

Akron Home and Flower Show
The Akron Home and Flower Show, held each February since 1993, transformed the J.S. Knight Convention Center into a garden wonderful. With acres of showcase gardens, local celebrities, hundreds of exhibitors, and a variety of demonstrations, it makes a nice oasis from the winter cold.

Akron and Summit County Holiday Events
Christmas in Akron is full of lights, snow, and special events. Read about the best of these, including the the Holiday Festival at Lock 3 Live!, the "Nutcracker," and the annual First Night Akron celebration.

All-American Soap Box Derby
The All-American Soap Box Derby is an annual event held in late July or early August at Akron's Derby Downs race track. The event, begun in 1934, allows boys and girls ages 8-17 to compete in home-made, non-motorized cars for scholarships and other prizes. The race event is surrounded by a week full of activities, including a parade, a rally,...

National Hamburger Festival

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