Welcome to Rib, White and Blue! Akron's National Rib Festival

This highly anticipated summer tradition, sponsored by the City of Akron, features the biggest and baddest rib vendors vying for cash prizes and bragging rights as they travel from Ohio, Texas, South Carolina, New Jersey and Tennessee. On stage during the festival will be Bruce in the USA, Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band; Elevation, the International U-2 Tribute Show; and The Machine performs Pink Floyd.

For the fourth year, the City of Akron welcomes The Akron Symphony Orchestra for a July 4th pops concert and fireworks finale.

Make it a weekend in downtown Akron! Click on the tab to view other attractions and lodging information for your family to enjoy while you're visiting. Rib, White and Blue is free all 3 days making this a very affordable stay-cation. So come for lunch, dinner and rock out at night inside Lock 3!