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Invent Now Museum

The Museum’s current exhibit, “Inventive Eats: Incredible Food Innovations,” highlights delicious food-related patents, innovations and trademarks. Adjacent to the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) School. Free.

221 S. Broadway
Akron, OH

(234) 678-6692


This talented company of actors, and a diverse repertoire of dramas, comedies, musicals, including regional and world premieres make Actors’ Summit one of Northeast Ohio’s noted cultural assets.

103 S. High St.
Akron, OH 44308

(330) 374-7568

Akron Aeros

Spend an afternoon or evening watching the Akron Aeros, the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, in action at the 9,097-seat Canal Park Stadium. Call for game schedules and tickets.

Canal Park
Akron, OH 44308

(330) 253-5151

Akron Civic Theatre

Long recognized among the community’s cultural landmarks, the Akron Civic Theatre has a rich and spectacular history. It has provided the community with a venue for quality entertainment and live performances for over seventy years.

182 S. Main St.
Akron, OH 44308


Akron Lyric Opera Theatre

280 Merriman Road
Akron, OH 44303

(330) 864-2568

Akron Racers

See Akron’s women’s fast-pitch professional softball team play games at Firestone Stadium. Visit the website for a game schedule, tournaments and special events.

1575 Firestone Pkwy.
Akron, OH 44301

(330) 376-8188

Akron Summit Assault

The team begins its third season in the Premier Development League this summer. Check their website for the official schedule.

257 South Court Street
Medina, OH 44258

Akron Symphony Orchestra

The professional symphony orchestra has been performing classical music and other genres for nearly 60 years. Upcoming performances include: Shower the People: The Music of James Taylor (April 20) and Akron Youth Symphony Spring Concert (May 5).

92 N. Main St.
Akron, OH 44308

(330) 535-8131

Akron Zips

Show your team spirit for the Zips, the University of Akron’s sports teams including basketball, baseball, golf, volleyball, soccer, track and field and the Zips football team, who play at InfoCision Stadium/Summa Field. Visit the website for the season schedule.



ANTIC stands for Actors-N-Theatre — a group of actors including youths, adults and seniors — who have been entertaining audiences at the Newell Theatre and Quirk Cultural Center since 1983. Call or visit the website for 2013 productions.

1201 Grant Ave.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

(330) 971-5665

Ballet Theatre of Ohio

Since 1993, the Ballet Theatre of Ohio has awed the arts community and fans with its graceful renditions, from holiday classic “The Nutcracker,” Nov. 30–Dec. 8, to whimsical springtime performances, like “Cinderella,” on stage May 4–5.

265 N. Main St., Suite 13
Munroe Falls, OH 44262

(330) 688-6065

Barberton Speedway

Formerly the Barberton Speedway, the racetrack, which is under new ownership, starts its new season on April 20, 2012. The new website has 2012

3363 Clark Mill Road
Norton, OH 44203

(330) 753-8668

Blossom Music Center

Located in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, this amphitheater and performance venue is home to the Cleveland Orchestra during the summer and welcomes nationally-known acts, courtesy of Live Nation, during the concert season to perform for fans in the 5,700 seat pavilion and on the lawn.

1145 West Steels Corners Rd.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

(330) 920-8040

(800) 445-9667

Chippewa Lake Water Ski Show Team

Ohio’s only competitive water-ski show team, which also has a developmental team for young and new skiers. Performing on Wednesdays through August at Emerald Lake and Labor Day weekend at Chippewa Lake Beach. Shows are free and start at 7 p.m.

3196 Clark Mill Rd.
Norton, OH 44203


Coach House Theatre

732 West Exchange Street
Akron, OH 44302

(330) 434-7741

Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet

2315 State Road
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

(330) 996-1100

E.J. Thomas Hall

The University of Akron’s E. J. Thomas Hall hosts more than 400,000 people of all ages who visit the Hall for a variety of programs, activities and performances ranging from the University Forum Speaker Series to popular Broadway shows, community events and concerts.

198 Hill St.
Akron, OH 44325-0501

(330) 972-7570

FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby

Billed as “The Greatest Amateur Racing Event in the World,” the derby will take place July 27, 2013. Champions from around the country and across the world will compete in the World Championship of Soap Box Derby racing.

789 Derby Downs Dr.
Akron, OH 44306

(330) 733-8723

Fun Makers/Heaven Bound Ascensions

Soar the skies of Cleveland, Akron and Canton from the basket of a hot air balloon at dawn or dusk. Experience the free feeling of drifting through the valleys over pristine lakes and streams, or pick leaves while skimming over treetops.

66 N. Villageview Rd.
Tallmadge 44278



Funny Stop Comedy Club

A night of hilarity is a sure thing at Funny Stop, which has been voted best live comedy club in Akron four years in a row by Fox 8. Listen to the comedic stylings of the most provocative funny guys regional and nationwide.

1757 State Rd.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

(330) 923-4700

Highland Theatre

826 W. Market ST
Akron 44303

(330) 253-0100

Magical Theatre Co.

This professional theatre company, which resides in the historic Park Theater, presents educational and insightful productions geared toward young children.

565 W. Tuscarawas Ave.
Barberton 44203

(330) 848-3708

NEO Roller Derby

All bouts, at Summit County Fairgrounds, raise funds for charity.

540 S. Main
Akron 44311

Porthouse Theatre

A professional, outdoor theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center. Shows are presented in a covered, 500-seat, theatre. Pre-show picnics are encouraged! The 2013 season: “South Pacific,” “Working: The Musical,” and “Fiddler on the Roof.”

1145 W. Steels Corners Rd.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44242

(330) 672-3884

Rubber City Rollergirls

Visit for complete information and a team schedule. Bouts at: John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St., Akron, OH 44308.

7080 Hillridge Ave. N.E.
Canton, OH 44721

330 417 3085


Stow Symphony Orchestra

The SSO exists to give orchestral musicians the opportunity to perform classical and contemporary classical repertoire in a professional atmosphere. It also gives audiences who might not otherwise have it, the opportunity to experience the classical repertoire in a setting that is comfortable—not intimidating, affordable, and enjoyable. Performances at Stow High School Auditorium.

3227 Graham Rd.
Stow 44224

(330) 678-0029

Summit Choral Society

Summit Choral Society’s mission is to produce and present quality performances of distinguished choral music for the enrichment, enjoyment and education of our singers, patrons and the Greater Akron community. Performances take place at St. Bernard Church, Cuyahoga Falls High School Auditorium and E.J. Thomas Hall.

50 S Main St
Akron, OH 44308


Theatre 8:15

4740 Massillon Road
Green 44232

(330) 896-0339

Tuesday Musical Association

The association has grown into a group of professional musicians and music lovers alike, who both perform and attend concerts and recitals. Pre-concert lectures and performances are held at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.

One S. Main St., Suite 301
Akron 44308

(330) 761-3460

Weathervane Playhouse

Weathervane offers a beautiful facility and high quality shows. Academy Award-winner Olympia Dukakis visited Weathervane in 2009 and said, “Weathervane Playhouse would make many New York theaters envious.” Tony Award-winner Michael Rupert guest directed at Weathervane in 2010 & 2013 and said, “The quality of the theater and talent is impressive.” TV Star Hal Linden was a guest performer at Weathervane in 2011 and said, “Weathervane Playhouse is a beautiful theater. You should be proud!”

1301 Weathervane Ln.
Akron 44313

(330) 836-2626

Western Reserve Playhouse

Experience dramas, comedies and thought-provoking performances by actors of Western Reserve Playhouse, which has been delighting audiences for more than 50 years. Performances are held in an 1886 barn, an intimate setting with 100 seats.

3326 Everett Rd.
Bath, OH 44286

(330) 620-7314

(800) 467-0820

Sto-Kent Family Entertainment

24 lanes.

3870 Fishcreek Rd.
Stow, OH 44224

(330) 673-1718