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AKRON, Ohio– Downtown Akron’s New Year’s Eve celebration, First Night Akron, has come to an end after 22 years.

The Downtown Akron Partnership announced on Monday it is retiring the event.

“We are honored to have been a champion of this beloved event and look forward to DAP’s next chapter in improving the downtown neighborhood,” said Suzie Graham, Downtown Akron Partnership president and CEO, in a news release on Monday. “DAP’s ongoing work will be dedicated to helping make more dreams for downtown a reality.”

DAP said its goal with First Night Akron was to bring people downtown and generate interest in other downtown events. Over time, more events and programming emerged, including Locks 3 and 4, the Akron Marathon, Downtown at Dusk, and the Rubber City Jazz and Blues Festival.



Article Courtesy of WJW Fox 8 News Cleveland

First Picture Courtesy of Henryk Sadura and Getty Images

Second Picture Courtesy of Lightvision and Getty Images

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