On Sept 1-2, 2017, more than 3,000 people gathered on Kenmore Boulevard for live music, food, vendors and family fun during the Kenmore Better Block. To mark the fifth anniversary of this significant event, we're making Kenmore First Fridays bigger and better than ever! Check out the full lineup
June 3, 2022 First Friday
The inaugural Kenmore First Friday of 2022 will run from 6-9 p.m. in the Kenmore Boulevard Historic District between 13th and 16th Street and will feature live music from The Shootouts and Akronauts on the new 15th Street Main Stage.
This month’s installment of Kenmore First Friday also includes Oddmall's "The Great Grassman Gathering," which will feature over 40 purveyors of art, games, toys, comics, collectables, and all things odd, geeky, bizarre, imaginative, and wonderful. Oddmall’s presence in June marks the first in a series of market partners scheduled to appear each month.
2022 Kenmore First Friday Lineup
June 3: The Shootouts with Akronauts, plus Oddmall: The Great Grassman Gathering
July 1: Big Pop with The Buffalo Ryders, plus SIT Strings presents Virgil Lay Day and Torchbearers’ Inaugural Community Volunteer Fair
August 5: Free Black! with Shelby Olive, plus East Ave. Market presents “Summer Impressions” community art project
September 2: Marc Lee Shannon with Indré, plus Crafty Mart
Kenmore First Fridays are FREE and presented by Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance, Akron Civic Commons and Rotary Club of Akron, with additional support from Cargill, Kenmore Chamber of Commerce, Kenmore Komics & Games, The City of Akron, The Summit FM, Akron Promise, Evolve Marketing, Fastenal, KeyBank, Portage Path Behavioral Health, Prentice Funeral Homes, Lowry Heating & Cooling, Thomas C. Loepp Law Offices, Pedal Stomper Productions, and AkronBuzz.