Akron celebrates Fourth of July

July 2, 2012 by  

Fun and festivities in and around Akron will bring the Fourth of July in with a bang. While the official holiday is not until Wednesday, many celebrations started over the weekend and continue right up until July 4. Area citizens, organizations, and businesses are gearing up to welcome the Fourth of July with backyard barbeques, community events, parades, fireworks, and a whole slew of other fun activities.

Kicking off the holiday festivities the week of the Fourth of July is the Rib, White and Blue Festival in downtown Akron. This starts today, July 2, and continues until July 4. This year’s festival will be located at Lock 3 and South Main Street. At the festival, BBQ vendors hailing from Tennessee, Ohio, Texas and South Carolina will vie for cash prizes as they man their grills and provide those in attendance with a variety of barbequed cuisine. Other vendors at the festival will serve roasted corn, funnel cakes, and other summer fun foods. The festivities will begin at 11:00am and continue until 11:00pm each night.

As community festivities and other events get underway in and around the Akron area, local print companies may find themselves with more business as various organizations, businesses, and others place orders for items to be used at the events. Banner printing and poster printing are typically used at such activities. Vendors and businesses may also request business card printing so that they can advertise or draw in extra business from those in attendance.

Other holiday festivities occurring in the area include entertainment at Lock 3 Park, the Akron Aeros with the Richmond Flying Squirrels tomorrow, July 3, at Canal Park on Main Street and fireworks at Lock 3 at 9:45 pm on July 4. Various other celebratory festivities will also be happening in West Akron, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Falls, Fairlawn, and the Portage Lakes area.