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June 30th - July 4th

Akron's National Rib Festival on S. Main St.

11:00 am - 11:00 pm FREE ADMISSION

Barons of the barbecue from all around the world will gather their bids to become rib royalty.

June 30: Almost Queen

The Ultimate Queen Experience 8:30 p.m.

with Angie Haze Project 6:30 p.m.

July 1st: Satisfaction

The International Rolling Stones Show 8:30 p.m.

with Kerosene 6:30 p.m.

July 2nd: Bruce in the USA

World's #1 Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band 8:30 p.m.

with Nied's Hotel Band 6:30 p.m.

July 3rd: Absolute Journey

The International Tribute to Journey 8:30 p.m.

with MDU 6:30 p.m.

July 4th: Akron Symphony Orchestra 8:00 p.m.

Zach 4:00 p.m.

Freedom Brass Band 6:00 p.m.

AKRON'S OFFICIAL FIREWORKS DISPLAY 9:45 p.m.

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 5 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).

LOCATION AND CONTACT INFO

LOCK 3 AKRON

200 S. MAIN ST

AKRON, OHIO 44308

330-375-2877

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