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Rib, White & Blue featuring the Akron Symphony Orchestra, Zach, Freedom Brass Band and The City of Akron's official fireworks display

Tuesday, July 4

Free Admisson

Gates open 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

4:00pm Zach http://www.zachmusic.net/

6:00pm The Freedom Brass Band www.freedombrassband.com

8:00pm The Akron Symphony Orchestra www.akronsymphony.org

9:45pm Fireworks Display

The City of Akron presents Rib White and Blue, Akron's National Rib Festival, June 30th through the 4th on South Main Street in downtown Akron. Admission is FREE all 4 days, and gates open at 11am.

This year, twelve rib vendors from 2 countries and 5 states compete for cash prizes and bragging rights in the “Best Of” competition. The masters of the barbeque are coming from Texas, South Carolina, Georgia, Arkansas, Ohio and Toronto. Vendors include:

In addition to barbecue, the festival also features other food vendors.

The Rib, White & Blue Festival is on South Main Street between University and Bowery Streets and this part of Main Street will be closed off to traffic.


*Parking is FREE after 6pm on Fridays and weekends at all city owned parking decks and lots.

*Handicapped parking is available at the State Street deck, which has an elevator to the Lock 3 level, or at Cascade Plaza, where handicapped parking is available by entering at Mill Street and following the ramp up to Lock 4 (parking level 2, Orange).