There's plenty to do in and around Akron during the summer and fall. Have a fun time at these Akron area and Summit County festivals.
(courtesy of the National Hamburger Festival)
This family fun festival celebrates the hamburger in all its glory with over 20 restaurants offering up their specialties at Lock 3 Park
. Enjoy live music, entertainers, burger competitions, eating championships, a Miss Hamburger contest, and more. Admission is $5. Those 48" or less are free. The 2013 festival is August 17 and 18. Hours are noon to 11pm on Saturday and noon to 7pm on Sunday.
National Hamburger Festival
Lock 3 Park
200 S. Main St.
(courtesy of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival)
The annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival brings in about 700,000 football fans each year to celebrate the induction of new members with over 15 fun events and activities throughout the week. Events include the Queen Pageant, Balloon Classic Invitational, races, parades, a Rib Burn-off, and the annual Hall of Fame football game. Admission and attractions vary on price. The 2013 dates are July 19 through August 6.
Pro Football Hall of Fame
2121 George Halas Dr. NW
(courtesy of the Akron CVB)
See first-hand how families in the mid 18th century brought in their harvest and prepared for winter at Hale Farm and Village's Harvest Festival. The festival offers plenty of fun for everyone with wagon rides, food, live music, craft demonstrations, pumpkin patches, and activities for kids. The 2013 dates are October 12-20.
Hale Farm Harvest Festival
Hale Farm and Village
2686 Oak Hill Rd.
(courtesy of the Yankee Peddler Festival)
Step back into time to 200 years ago and visit the rustic shops set up by master artists and crafters at Canal Fulton's popular Yankee Peddler Festival. Enjoy food grilled over an open fire, live entertainment, demonstrations, and lots of shopping. The 2013 dates are September 7-8, 14-15, 21-22. Hours are 1030am to 6pm and admission is $10 for adults and $2.50 for children ages 6-11.
Yankee Peddler Festival
Clay's Park Resort
State Routes 93 and 21
Canal Fulton, OH
Akron Arts ExpoOver 160 exhibitors will showcase their fine arts and crafts at the 28th Annual Akron Arts Expo. Enjoy live entertainment, great food, the Taste of Akron Event, wine tasting, a silent auction, and activities for children all weekend long. Admission is free, but some activities carry a charge. The 2013 dates are July 25-28. Hours are 10am to 6pm on Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday.
Akron Arts Expo
Norton Cider FestivalThe Norton Cider Festival features everything apples. Enjoy fresh apples, cider, crafts, fireworks, a parade, and live entertainment. Admission is free. The 2013 dates are October 4-6. Hours are Friday from 5pm to 10pm, Saturday 9am to 10pm and Sunday 11am to 6pm.
Norton Cider Festival
Columbia Woods Park
4070 Columbia Woods Dr.
The annual Italian American Festival promises to be better than ever this year. New entertainers and vendors are added to the line up of all of your past favorites. New this year is a wine tasting event, Gondola rides, pizza eating contests, and a car show. Free admission, attractions vary on price. Hours are Friday, July 19th, 4pm to midnight; Saturday, July 20th, Noon to midnight; and Sunday, July 21th, noon to 9pm.
Italian American Festival
Riverfront Centre, Riverfront Parkway
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
The Copley Heritage Day Festival features a host of activities to enjoy including a parade, a bike ride, a pancake breakfast, a K.I.S.S. Quilt raffle, a magic show, a bandstand concert, great good, fireworks, contests, crafts, and plenty of activities for kids. Admission is free. The 2013 date is August 7. Hours are noon to 7pm.
Copley Heritage Festival
Cleveland Massillon and Copley Rds.
Copley, OH 330-701-4835
Stroll through the 200 booths of unique crafts and creations, watch demos of various art projects being made, enjoy musicians throughout the festival, and enjoy activities for kids at the Lake Anna Arts and Crafts Festival. This free event celebrates 32 years of sharing arts and crafts to the public at the beautiful Lake Anna Park. The 2013 festival is July 6 and 7. Hours are Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm.
Lake Anna Arts and Crafts Festival
Lake Anna Park
615 W Park Ave.