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Festivals in Akron, OH (showing 1 - 5 out of 5)

All-American Soap Box Derby

All-American Soap Box Derby

789 Derby Downs Dr
Akron, OH 44306directionsDirections
(330) 733-8723

Akron is well known for its famous All-American Soap Box Derby, the most popular youth soapbox car racing program in the world. This amateur car race draws in hundreds of young competitors to the Derby Downs every year. Cheer for your favorite as they race downhill in their carefully designed and lovingly handcrafted vehicles.

Founders’ Day

Founders’ Day

775 N Main St
Akron, OH 44310directionsDirections
(330) 253-8181

Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in Akron, and the city still celebrates the establishment of this movement every year on Founders’ Day. Celebrate the establishment of the program that has helped heal the lives of many alcoholics and their families at this fun, educational and family-friendly festival at the University of Akron.

National Hamburger Festival

National Hamburger Festival

200 S Main St
Akron, OH 44308directionsDirections
(716) 565-4141

Akron is the birthplace of many nationally loved foods like the waffle ice cream cones, caramel corn and, most notable, the hamburger. Celebrate this staple of American cuisine at the National Hamburger Festival in Lock 3 Park. Taste test delicious, original-recipe hamburgers as you listen to music and watch the Miss Hamburger competition.

Rib, White & Blue Festival

Rib, White & Blue Festival

200 S Main St
Akron, OH 44308directionsDirections
(330) 374-7676

Celebrate the 4th of July weekend at the Rib, White & Blue Festival, the biggest and baddest rib and barbeque event in Northeastern Ohio. Try all the best recipes while you rock out to some of the best tribute artists in the country. After your food’s settled, head over to the carnival and fair-style rides for a good time. End the weekend with a bang at the Fireworks Finale.

Road Runner Akron Marathon

Road Runner Akron Marathon

453 S High St
Akron, OH 44311directionsDirections
(330) 434-2786

Lace up your running shoes and jog over to the Road Runner Akron Marathon for a rolling, scenic tour through the city’s major highlights. Run the whole marathon, a half marathon or as part of a team relay. The path winds through many diverse neighborhoods and past historical landmarks. This USATF sanctioned course may even qualify you for the Boston Marathon!

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