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Spin Scooters Provide Affordable, Sustainable Mode of Transportation in Akron

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

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 scooter-share company founded in 2016 in San Francisco that partners with universities and surro...

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

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

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 more than 30 highlighted destinations in downtown Akron during the excursion. As part of the event, the Downtown ...

City of Akron Sponsors First Pizza Fest at Lock 3

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

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 to the Pizza Fest website, the three-day food and music festival featured several different pizza parlors from the Akron area that so...

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

The Downtown Akron skyline.

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 in order to “introduce visitors to independent destinations, events and activities that establish Down...

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

Fireworks during First Night Akron 2017.

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 downtown area. The festivities include live music and dance performances, interactive activities for adul...