A New Year's Eve Celebration of the Arts

First Night Akron is a New Year's Eve celebration unlike any other! This family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration brings the community together to experience a brief moment in time while creating lasting New Year's Eve memories. Entertainment and fun at indoor venues throughout Downtown Akron will delight all ages!


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Summit County Historical Society shares First Night Akron 2010 memories
As promised, the Summit County Historical Society has scanned the quilt blocks created by visitors at First Night Akron and posted them on their website for you to enjoy. more >  


First Night® Akron Announces 7th Annual First Night Idol Winner
First Night Akron is pleased to announce Nancy Wilson of Buckeye High School as the winner of the 7th annual First Night Idol competition. more >  


First Night Akron celebrates new year with new attractions
Santa’s elves aren’t the only ones who have been busy recently. The staff of the Downtown Akron Partnership (DAP) is getting ready for the 14th annual First Night® Akron, an event that will reflect changes made in response to community input. more >  

Featured Artist

Lightly Seasoned

The barbershop quartet, Lightly Seasoned, specializes in songs America loves to sing and hear. more>