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The Spin scooters available on campus and throughout downtown Akron are bright orange for easy finding.

Spin Scooters Provide Affordable, Sustainable Mode of Transportation in Akron

The City of Akron and The University of Akron partnered with Spin, a dockless scooter-share company to provide a new transportation option.
By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor October 19, 2020

The University of Akron and the City of Akron have partnered with Spin to help provide an alternative, sustainable, low-cost mode of transportation for students and Akron residents. Spin is a dockless...

Free trolley services departing from Quaker Square are available to all who attend the monthly event.

Downtown Akron Partnership Highlights Culture Through Monthly ‘3rd Thursday’ Event

Students can visit a variety of local businesses, guided by a convenient map, via free trolley services on the third Thursday of each month.
By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 8, 2019

Thanks to the Downtown Akron Partnership, the diversity of Akron can be experienced on the third Thursday of every month from 4 to 8 p.m. Free trolley services are available from Quaker Square to the...

Eager customers explore the park on the first night of Pizza Fest at Lock 3.

City of Akron Sponsors First Pizza Fest at Lock 3

Attendees enjoyed pizza from eight local vendors, along with live music performances and activities throughout Labor Day weekend.
By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor September 3, 2019

Sponsored by the City of Akron, Akron’s first ever Pizza Fest showcased eight local pizza vendors, cornhole, inflatables and live music performances at Lock 3 throughout Labor Day weekend. According...

The Downtown Akron skyline.

Downtown Akron Partnership Hosts ‘3rd Thursday’: Celebration of Arts, Culture

This monthly event showcases various areas of cuisine, culture, arts and entertainment in downtown Akron.
By Amanda Piekarz, Arts and Entertainment Editor September 18, 2018

The Downtown Akron Partnership is hosting “3rd Thursday” to celebrate local art, culture and entertainment locations in downtown Akron. This event takes place on the third Thursday of each month...

Fireworks during First Night Akron 2017.

First Night Akron Celebrates 22 Years of New Year’s Fun

See, Hear, Taste and Do at Akron's New Year's Celebration
By Julian Curet, News Contributor December 30, 2017

On Dec. 31, from 6 p.m. to midnight, Akron will usher in the new year with First Night Akron 2018. This will be the 22nd year for Akron’s New Year’s Eve celebration which spans several blocks of the...

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