Part of the Rib White and Blue featuring the Akron Symphony Orchestra Zach Freedom Brass Band and The City of Akrons official fireworks display
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 6:30 PM
Lock 3 Live

Tuesday, July 4

Free Admisson

Gates open 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

4:00pm Zach http://www.zachmusic.net/

6:00pm The Freedom Brass Band www.freedombrassband.com

8:00pm The Akron Symphony Orchestra www.akronsymphony.org
9:45pm Fireworks Display

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 4 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:

    Texas Pit BBQ: Texas
    Pig Foot BBQ: Ohio
    Carolina Rib King: South Carolina
    Big Boned BBQ: South Carolina
    Cowboy's BBQ: Texas
    Pig Tails BBQ: Ohio
    BBQ Master: Georgia
    Porky Chicks BBQ: Arkansas
    Jack on the Bone BBQ: Ohio
    Bad Wolfe BBQ: Toronto
    Smokin T's BBQ: Ohio
    Fine Smoke BBQ: Ohio

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).