128 Second St. NW, Barberton, OH 44203

This weekend brings fun for everyone

by Ruth Kaser for Shop News

Fridays theme is come to be entertained, and entertainment will be offered all over Downtown Barberton. Barberton Better Block will be on 2nd St NW  from the Lake Anna YMCA and the Barberton Liedertafel up to Park Avenue. Come and enjoy live music on the street and at R-D Bike Shop. We will have the Smooth & Blue Jazz Trio perform. There will be food trucks, pop- up vendors, games, a free movie shown on the side of R-D Bike Shop. You will want to bring a lawn chair to relax and enjoy the fun. Friday’s Better Block is from 5-10 PM

It will also be the Forth Friday so you will want to head over the W. Tuscarawas Ave. The theme for July is Summertime Fun and there will be free activities, fun outside games, music, art and pop up vendors from 5 PM to 9 PM. 

There will be a concert at the Lake Anna Gazebo at 7:00 PM: The Jersey Beat Band. The Jersey Beat Band is a Frankie Valli Tribute. Take a step back into the past listening and singing along to the sounds of one of the best vocal groups of its time…..Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

With all that is going to be offered next Friday what is the best way to get to Downtown-by Metro. Take METRO (Akron METRO Regional Transit Authority) to Barberton Better Block for free on July 28th or 29th! Simply show this flier or show a digital copy of this flier to the bus operator. This is good for your entire family. *not valid on METRO SCAT, NCX or call-A-Bus routes. Visit akronmetro.org or call 3300762.0341 to see what routes you can get you there. 

Your free ticket on Metro next Friday, Saturday

Second choice would be to bicycle to town. There are bicycle racks all around downtown. We recommend you use a lock to lock your bicycle to the rack and as the events go to 10 pm use head lights and tail lights. Stop in the shop and we can discuss lights and locks that meet your needs.

You can also drive to the fun. The street will be open on 2nd Street NW, however you can also park at the lots across the street from the Lake Anna Y or at Block 9. 

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