Featured Events and Concerts

Featured Events and Concerts

The 2024 Downtown Akron Sakura Festival is coming Saturday, April 6, from 3 - 9 pm on the Ohio and Erie Canalway Towpath trail in downtown Akron. That's Solar Eclipse Weekend! (Monday, April 8 is the eclipse).
Now in it's 3rd year, the Downtown Akron Sakura Festival celebrates the blossoming of 450+ Japanese Cherry Blossom trees planted along the Towpath Trail in 2012 by the City of Akron and the Japanese Association of Northeast Ohio - JANO. Every spring, for a handful of days, the trees emerge with beautiful blooms, heralding the coming of spring.
The festival includes traditional Japanese music, dancing, food, activities and more.
Keep updated about the Festival: AkronSakuraFestival


The city will host an eclipse event in downtown Akron from 1:00 to 8:00 pm, outside at 510 S. Main St. (the parking lot behind Spaghetti Warehouse). The event will include entertainment options such as a balloon artist and juggler, musicians, reptile show, DJ Jul, face painting, and more. There will be food and beverages available for purchase including alcoholic beverages. Capacity is limited to 2,500. Click here to register to reserve your eclipse bag with glasses and other items courtesy of downtown Akron businesses. Registration is free but you will have the option of buying reserved parking for $10. Bring your friends and family, some chairs and blankets, and enjoy a day of fun and excitement.
Downtown Akron Location Map


1:00-4:00 pm

Joe the Balloon Guy and Juggler

1:00-2:00 pm

Jul Green

1:00-2:00 pm

Jens Reptile Show

2:30-3:30 pm

Jul Green Band

4:00-6:30 pm

DJ Jul

3:00-6:00 pm

Imani- Face/Body Painting, Caricature

7:00-8:00 pm

Madison Cummins - Solo Singer/Guitar