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New Years Eve is a unique time of year to visit a new place, and we aim to travel to as many as we can.

We've already visited some of the main ones: Paris, Sydney, London and Edinburgh but have the ambition to get to as many of the others listed on this site as we can.

We hope you find our listings useful in finding the best NYE fireworks, parties, hotels, concerts, restaurants, cruises and events wherever you are!

 

BY MARTIN KERRIGAN > HOME > USA >

Akron New Years Eve 2015

Fireworks, Events, Webcams, Parties, Hotels, Restaurants

Akron, Ohio, USA, 31 December 2014, Midnight

Akron fireworks display

Akron, Ohio, always throws a decent party on new years eve, perhaps looking to draw some attention away from it's larger and better-known neighbour Cleveland. The First Night family event in Akron is one of the oldest such events in the country and draws a large crowd to enjoy the all the entertainment events and the spectacular midnight fireworks display.

The First Night events are spread across venues right across the city and there are events and entertainment to appeal to just about anyone, although there is a firm focus on helping to keep the kids entertained, so expect a wide range of live performers and attractions.

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The main party in Akron is the First Night event. The event gets underway at 6pm and there will be entertainment throughout the evening. Live music last year was provided by from Jersey (a Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band), Hard Day's Night Beatles Tribute and the Street Beat Drummers, prior to the big firework display at midnight - we'll bring you the full lineup for NYE 2015 as soon as we have it.

For the best views, the main crowds gather on South Main Street, in front of Lock 3. There is an earlier fireworks show for the kids at 9pm, hosted by the Akron Children's Hospital, for those families who have young kids so might not want to stay out for the later event.

There are other First Night events in other venues across the city, especially for those of a cultural bent. Places to check out throughout the day include the Akron Art Museum, Akron Civic Theatre, Akron-Summit County Public Library, Greystone Hall, John S. Knight Center, Lock 3, METRO Transit Center, National Inventors Hall of Fame and the UA Polsky Building. You can view the full schedule of First Night events here:

First Night schedule

To attend the events you need to buy yourself a First Night button (the traditional equivalent of a ticket or pass at these events) which this year features an owl design by Dave Szalay. The buttons are very reasonably priced at onyl $10 and you can buy them online here.

The organisers is recent years have also embraced the technological revolution and provide a free app with the full event guide - this is available on Android and iPhone

Away from the main party the city has literally hundreds of restaurants catering to pretty much any palate or budget, just make sure you get your reservation made early as the place will be packed out - for a full, exhaustive list complete with reviews:

Akron restaurant guide

Streaming, Webcams & Video

 

Places to watch live online:

Akron webcam

Hotels & Accommodation

 

If you're planning on visiting Akron or Ohio over the New Year period, then early reservation is strongly recommended. You can search, check availability and book local hotels here.

Comments & Reviews

 

We would love to hear feedback from anyone who has visited Akron on First Night and would like to share their experiences.

Also if you know of any events or parties we don't yet have listed, whether it's something you're attending or organising, please let us know and we'll be happy to update the page.

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