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City of Akron Sponsors First Pizza Fest at Lock 3

City of Akron Sponsors First 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 fro...

New Roo Weekend Kicks Off Fall 2019 Semester

New Roo Weekend Kicks Off Fall 2019 Semester

By Veronica Janosek, News & Sports Editor

August 27, 2019

The University of Akron kicked off the Fall 2019 semester for incoming first year students through a variety of events and activities at New Roo Weekend. While there were many activities involved, a few of the main events included: the walk to Downtown Akron, the First Year Speaker, Fall in Love with A...

Lock 3 Charity Concert Features Zoso, Outside Voices

Lock 3 Charity Concert Features Zoso, Outside Voices

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 11, 2018

Radio station 97.5 WONE hosted “Rock the Lock” on Friday, Sept. 7 from 6-10 p.m. at Lock 3, featuring Outside Voices and Zoso, the Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience band. According to WONE 97.5’s website, “Rock the Lock” is a part of Give Back Fridays, where the community hosts fundraisers ...

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

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

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...

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

By George Dunlap, Writer

May 2, 2016

The Rape Crisis Center (RCC) capped off Sexual Assault Awareness Month with its 11th annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event on April 29 at Lock 3. Since 2005, the Medina and Summit County Rape Crisis Centers have put on this event to raise funds and bring awareness to the topic of sexual assault. This...

Global Village Festival brings culture to Akron

Global Village Festival brings culture to Akron

By William Singer, News Editor

September 17, 2014

  The 3rd annual Global Village Festival of Greater Akron brought a multicultural celebration to Akron’s Lock 3 Park on Saturday, Sept. 13. Vendors from around the area sold ethnic cuisine, handmade goods and displayed their talents in live performances. The origins of the festival go...