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Rib, White & Blue featuring the 122nd Army National Guard Band and The City of Akron's official fireworks display

Thursday, July 4

Free Admisson

Gates open 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

7:00pm The 122nd Army National Guard Band

9:45pm Fireworks Display

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

In addition to barbecue, the festival also features the following other vendors:

*The Rib, White & Blue Festival is on South Main Street between State 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).