First Night Akron 2018

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Presented by Downtown Akron Partnership at Downtown Akron, Akron OH

Dec 31
Jan 01
First Night Akron 2018

First Night Akron is Downtown Akron’s annual New Year’s Eve Celebration.

First Night Akron is Downtown Akron’s annual New Year’s Eve Celebration. This family-friendly event will feature more than 45 performances such as theater, visual arts, dance and music, children’s activities, delicious food trucks, and two bursting firework shows. METRO shuttles and city trollyes are available to help travel to and from all seven venues.

Buttons are now on sale at, Acme Fresh Market locations, participating Huntington Bank branches, Akron Art Museum, Angel Falls Coffee (Highland Square), The Library Shop at Main, Akron Civic Theatre and Lock 3.


Admission buttons are just $10 and children 10 and under are free with a button wearing adult.

Contact: 330-374-7690


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Become a First Night Akron volunteer.  Volunteer for one shift and enjoy First Night during the other. Volunteer with friends or family and make your night in Downtown Akron.

Click here for an online application or download the PDF application here.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


  • Dance the night away at the Silent Disco


  • Highlight video of First Night Akron 2017 filmed and produced by Lost Tribe Media


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