New Year, New Coach, New Game, New Era
Join Coach Joe Moorhead, as he leads your Akron Zips in their season-opening game September 1, 2022. ”Lauded as one of the most innovative minds in college football for years,” according to Sports Illustrated, the Zips look forward to the new era in Zips football.
But they can’t do it without us.
Be part of the excitement. Enter your email at the link below for a FREE ticket to the game.
No purchase necessary. Game tickets are good for the September 1, 2022, Akron Zips Football game only and cannot be transferred or redeemed for cash. Ticket is provided by The University of Akron, and will be emailed to the address provided by August 30. Limit one ticket per email address. You will have the option to opt-in to receiving additional email updates from Akron Zips Football.
About Zips Athletics

Founded in 1870, The University of Akron (UA) is one of Ohio's most influential public urban research universities, conducting high-quality research in focused areas of excellence, contributing to the vitality of the local economy, and providing a workforce highly trained in diverse disciplines. The University offers more than 200 degree programs, including unique, highly ranked associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral and law degrees — with accreditations by 35 professional agencies. UA is focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, investment in community and economic growth. Akron sponsors 17 NCAA Division I sports with more than 500 student-athletes. Learn more at
Downtown Business Spotlight

209 S. Main St.

OH SNAP is Akron’s Premier Selfie Museum! Located in the heart of Downtown Akron, we offer over 30 curated micro-studios and installations that are unique to our museum. Take your social media to the next level with bold photo opportunities in every corner.
Upcoming Events
Main Street in front of Canal Park
300 S. Main St.

Wednesday, August 10 & Thursday, August 11, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

The CAF Red Tail Squadron is committed to telling the inspirational story of the Tuskegee Airmen, America’s first black military pilots and their support personnel.

Join them for a free immersive experience in a 160-degree theater that gives the feeling of being in a cockpit, soaring above the clouds.
Quaker Square
135 S. Broadway St.

Thursday August 11, 5:15 p.m.

Come visit the most nostalgic building in Akron for a special tour led by Courtney Cable, Creative Director for Curated Storefront, of the newest pop-up galleries in Akron - Quaker Galleries! The tour will last approximately 30 minutes and be followed by a snack of cookies and milk.
The National Museum of Psychology
73 S. College St.

Friday, August 12, 4 - 5:15 p.m.

Toni Bisconti, Associate Professor of Psychology at The University of Akron, will discuss research and practice on how and when to enter socially divisive conversations—and how and when to avoid them.

This free keynote talk is open to the public and is presented as part of the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Document Academy (DOCAM).
OH SNAP Photo Lab
209 S. Main St.

Friday, August 12, 7 p.m.

Celebrate the person who knows you best with the art of SONG! BFF Karaoke night comes with access to the Photo Lab, refreshments and much more!
South Main St. between Cedar & Exchange
365 S. Main St.

Sunday, August 14, 2 - 5 p.m.

Join Hair Geek Studios for the 5th annual Back to School Block Party. This year, they'll be collaborating with three new thriving Black-owned businesses, Street Craftery, Perfect Pour, and Cre8tive Art Gallery. Together, they'll be celebrating our youth as they get back to the books.
There will be food, fun, crafts, free haircuts, and back to school giveaways.

For more information, or to donate or purchase a vendor table, call or text 234-417-8398.

Ongoing Summer Programming Schedule

TuesdaysYoga 5:15 - 6:15 (Meditation & Movement) & 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. (All-Levels Vinyasa) at Cascade Plaza

WednesdaysLunch on Main 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on the sidewalk in front of Lock 3

ThursdaysPilates 5:15 - 6:15 p.m., Line Dancing 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Cascade Plaza

Saturday, August 13Playdate on the Plaza 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Phuture Boogie Skate Night 6 - 9 p.m. at Cascade Plaza

Sunday, August 14Line Dancing 4 - 5 p.m., Family Skate Night 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Cascade Plaza
Be sure to check out all the events happening downtown.
Featured Photo of the Week

Instagram user: @ray_whin

This week's photo is from @ray_whin, who shared a photo of a beer enjoyed on Akronym's patio.

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